Population by DHB (50+ years)

Table 5 shows the Māori and non-Māori populations of each district health board (DHB), by age group. A map showing the proportion of each DHB’s older population that is Māori follows as Figure 3.

Table 5 and Figure 3 show that in Tairāwhiti DHB, Māori make up 31.3 percent of the DHB’s 50–64 years population and 22.0 percent of the 65+ years population. Following Tairāwhiti DHB (in descending order) are Lakes, Northland and Bay of Plenty DHBs.

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Table 5: District health board age group populations, Māori and non-Māori, 2006
  50–64 years 65+ years
Māori non-Māori Māori % of 50–64 years population Māori non-Māori Māori % of 65+ years population
DHB
Northland 4884 23,226 17.4 2670 18,789 12.4
Waitemata 3711 73,524 4.8 1251 51,690 2.4
Auckland 2997 55,173 5.2 1167 37,602 3.0
Counties Manukau 6141 57,588 9.6 1944 36,204 5.1
Waikato 6633 49,437 11.8 2820 39,900 6.6
Lakes 3204 13,164 19.6 1458 10,251 12.5
Bay of Plenty 4980 29,733 14.3 2346 28,554 7.6
Tairāwhiti 2271 4986 31.3 1176 4158 22.0
Taranaki 1548 16,653 8.5 738 14,697 4.8
Hawke’s Bay 3597 22,887 13.6 1533 19,005 7.5
Whanganui 1527 9435 13.9 720 9069 7.4
Midcentral 2337 24,093 8.8 1008 21,336 4.5
Hutt 1974 19,989 9.0 597 14,853 3.9
Capital and Coast 2382 38,031 5.9 810 27,294 2.9
Wairarapa 579 7251 7.4 276 6048 4.4
Nelson Marlborough 1128 24,678 4.4 426 18,756 2.2
West Coast 303 5862 4.9 120 4215 2.8
Canterbury 3036 76,467 3.8 1071 61,617 1.7
South Canterbury 312 10,368 2.9 135 9582 1.4
Southern* 2088 47,595 4.2 879 38,787 2.2

Source: 2006 Census of Population and Dwellings, Statistics New Zealand

Notes:
Due to rounding, individual figures in this table may differ slightly from other published figures.
Prioritised ethnicity has been used – see Ngā Tapuae me ngā Raraunga: Methods and data sources for further information.
*Southern DHB combines Otago and Southland DHBs. This merger occurred on 1 May 2010.

Figure 3: Proportion of the older DHB population that is Māori

For all South Island DHBS, the proportion of the older DHB population that is Māori is 2–5%. In the North Island, only Waitemata and Capital and Coast have such a low proportion. The places with the highest proportion (18–27%) are Taranaki and Northland. The other DHBs are somewhere in the middle, with the mid- and eastern DHBs tending to have a higher proportion.

View full size version of this map (JPG, 87 KB)

Source: Ministry of Health

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