Population of Counties Manukau DHB

Counties Manukau District Health Board serves a population of 563,210 people (2018/19 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, 2018/19

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

  DHB population National population
Population by age, 2018/19
00–09 14.5% 12.8%
10–19 14.1% 12.8%
20–29 16.6% 15.1%
30–39 14.0% 12.9%
40–49 12.4% 12.4%
50–59 11.9% 12.8%
60–69 8.7% 10.5%
70–79 5.3% 7.0%
80–89 2.0% 3.0%
90+ 0.4% 0.6%

Ethnic mix, 2018/19

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

  DHB population National population
Population by ethnicity, 2018/19
Other 63.2% 77.8%
Māori 15.7% 15.7%
Pacific 21.1% 6.5%

Deprivation, 2018/19

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, 99,000 people are in quintile 1 (the least deprived). 94,000 are in quintile 2. 79,000 are in quintile 3. 88,000 are in quintile 4. And 202,000 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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