Population of Capital & Coast DHB

Capital & Coast District Health Board serves a population of 318,040 people (2018/19 projection).

  • Capital & Coast’s population tends to be younger than the national average with a large proportion of people aged 20–29.
  • Capital & Coast has a lower proportion of Māori and a similar proportion of Pacific people compared to the national average.
  • Capital & Coast has a high proportion of people in the least deprived section of the population, and relatively low proportions in the most deprived sections.

Population by age, 2018/19

Capital & Coast’s population tends to be younger than the national average with a large proportion of people aged 20–29.

  DHB population National population
Population by age, 2018/19
00–09 11.6% 12.8%
10–19 12.6% 12.8%
20–29 17.9% 15.1%
30–39 13.5% 12.9%
40–49 13.2% 12.4%
50–59 12.7% 12.8%
60–69 9.2% 10.5%
70–79 6.0% 7.0%
80–89 2.6% 3.0%
90+ 0.6% 0.6%

Ethnic mix, 2018/19

Capital & Coast has a lower proportion of Māori and a similar proportion of Pacific people compared to the national average.

  DHB population National population
Population by ethnicity, 2018/19
Other 81.6% 77.8%
Māori 11.4% 15.7%
Pacific 7.0% 6.5%

Deprivation, 2018/19

Capital & Coast has a high proportion of people in the least deprived section of the population, and relatively low proportions in the most deprived sections.

For Capital & Coast DHB, 100,000 people are in quintile 1 (the least deprived). 75,000 are in quintile 2. 57,000 are in quintile 3. 47,000 are in quintile 4. And 39,000 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

Contact Capital & Coast DHB

If you have questions, email info@ccdhb.org.nz.

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