Population of Counties Manukau DHB

Counties Manukau District Health Board serves a population of 578,650 people (2020/21 projection).

  • Counties Manukau’s population tends to be much younger than the national average.
  • Counties Manukau has a much higher proportion of Pacific Island people in comparison to the national average.
  • Counties Manukau has proportionally more people in the most deprived section and fewer in the less deprived sections of the population.

Population by age, 2020/21

Counties Manukau’s population tends to be much younger than the national average.

  DHB population National population
Population by age, 2020/21
00–09 14.8% 12.6%
10–19 14.6% 13.0%
20–29 15.3% 13.9%
30–39 14.6% 13.6%
40–49 12.2% 12.3%
50–59 11.9% 12.7%
60–69 8.8% 10.8%
70–79 5.3% 7.3%
80–89 2.2% 3.2%
90+ 0.4% 0.7%

Ethnic mix, 2020/21

Counties Manukau has a much higher proportion of Pacific Island people in comparison to the national average.

  DHB population National population
Population by ethnicity, 2020/21
Other 61.8% 76.7%
Māori 16.3% 16.6%
Pacific 22.0% 6.7%

Deprivation, 2020/21

Counties Manukau has proportionally more people in the most deprived section and fewer in the less deprived sections of the population.

For Counties Manukau DHB, around 101,000 people are in quintile 1 (the least deprived). Around 95,000 are in quintile 2. Around 81,000 are in quintile 3. Around 90,000 are in quintile 4. And around 212,000 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.

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