Population of Auckland DHB

Auckland District Health Board serves a population of 493,990 people (2020/21 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, 2020/21

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

Population by age, 2020/21
  DHB population National population
00–09 10.4% 12.6%
10–19 11.8% 13.0%
20–29 19.6% 13.9%
30–39 17.2% 13.6%
40–49 12.6% 12.3%
50–59 11.6% 12.7%
60–69 8.8% 10.8%
70–79 5.2% 7.3%
80–89 2.4% 3.2%
90+ 0.6% 0.7%

Ethnic mix, 2020/21

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, 2020/21
Other 80.8% 76.7%
Māori 8.2% 16.6%
Pacific 11.0% 6.7%

Deprivation, 2020/21

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

For Auckland DHB, around 113,000 people are in quintile 1 (the least deprived). Around 109,000 are in quintile 2. Around 95,000 are in quintile 3. Around 86,000 are in quintile 4. And around 91,000 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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