Population of Auckland DHB

Auckland District Health Board serves a population of 545,640 people (2018/19 projection).

  • Auckland’s population tends to be younger than the national average.
  • Auckland has a lower proportion of Māori and a higher proportion of Pacific people living there in comparison to the national average.
  • Auckland has more people in the less deprived sections of the population, and fewer people in the more deprived sections.

Population by age, 2018/19

Auckland’s population tends to be younger than the national average.

Population by age, 2018/19
  DHB population National population
00–09 10.6% 12.8%
10–19 11.0% 12.8%
20–29 22.1% 15.1%
30–39 17.2% 12.9%
40–49 12.2% 12.4%
50–59 11.1% 12.8%
60–69 8.3% 10.5%
70–79 4.8% 7.0%
80–89 2.1% 3.0%
90+ 0.5% 0.6%

Ethnic mix, 2018/19

Auckland has a lower proportion of Māori and a higher proportion of Pacific people living there in comparison to the national average.

  DHB population National population
Population by ethnicity, 2016/17
Other 81.8% 77.8%
Māori 7.9% 15.7%
Pacific 10.3% 6.5%

Deprivation, 2018/19

Auckland has more people in the less deprived sections of the population, and fewer people in the more deprived sections.

For Auckland DHB, 123,000 people are in quintile 1 (the least deprived). 121,000 are in quintile 2. 106,000 are in quintile 3. 96,000 are in quintile 4. And 99,000 are in quintile 5 (the most deprived).

Deprivation is reported in ‘quintiles’. Quintile 1 represents the least deprived section of the population while quintile 5 represents the most deprived section.

Nationally, each quintile represents 20% of the population. The percentages in each quintile will vary for each DHB.

  • If a DHB has more than 20% of people within a quintile, it means there are more people in that deprivation group than the national average.
  • If it has less than 20% of people within a quintile, it means there are fewer people in that deprivation group than the national average.

More information

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