Population of Bay of Plenty DHB

Bay of Plenty District Health Board serves a population of 259,090 people (2020/21 projection).

  • Bay of Plenty’s population tends to be older than the national average.
  • Bay of Plenty has a higher proportion of Māori in comparison to the national average, and a lower proportion of Pacific people.
  • Bay of Plenty has a relatively low proportion of people in the least deprived section of the population while the most deprived sections are over-represented.

Population by age, 2020/21

Bay of Plenty’s population tends to be older than the national average.

  DHB population National population
Population by age, 2020/21
00–09 13.0% 12.6%
10–19 12.8% 13.0%
20–29 10.7% 13.9%
30–39 11.9% 13.6%
40–49 11.8% 12.3%
50–59 12.8% 12.7%
60–69 12.3% 10.8%
70–79 9.7% 7.3%
80–89 4.2% 3.2%
90+ 0.9% 0.7%

Ethnic mix, 2020/21

Bay of Plenty has a higher proportion of Māori in comparison to the national average, and a lower proportion of Pacific people.

  DHB population National population
Population by ethnicity, 2020/21
Other 72.6% 76.7%
Māori 25.6% 16.6%
Pacific 1.8% 6.7%

Deprivation, 2020/21

Bay of Plenty has a relatively low proportion of people in the least deprived section of the population while the most deprived sections are over-represented.

For Bay of Plenty DHB, around 32,000 people are in quintile 1 (the least deprived). Around 45,000 are in quintile 2. Around 57,000 are in quintile 3. Around 60,000 are in quintile 4. And around 65,000 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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