Population of Hawke’s Bay DHB

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board serves a population of 165,610 people (2018/19 projection).

  • Hawke’s Bay’s population tends to be older than national average.
  • Hawke’s Bay has a higher proportion of Māori living there compared to the national average and a lower proportion of Pacific people.
  • Hawke’s Bay has proportionally more people in the more deprived sections of the population.

Population by age, 2018/19

Hawke’s Bay’s population tends to be older than national average.

  DHB population National population
Population by age, 2018/19
00–09 14.0% 12.8%
10–19 13.6% 12.8%
20–29 10.9% 15.1%
30–39 10.2% 12.9%
40–49 12.3% 12.4%
50–59 13.7% 12.8%
60–69 12.3% 10.5%
70–79 8.6% 7.0%
80–89 3.7% 3.0%
90+ 0.7% 0.6%

Ethnic mix, 2018/19

Hawke’s Bay has a higher proportion of Māori living there compared to the national average, and a lower proportion of Pacific people.

  DHB population National population
Population by ethnicity, 2018/19
Other 70.1% 77.8%
Māori 26.1% 15.7%
Pacific 3.9% 6.5%

Deprivation, 2018/19

Hawke’s Bay has proportionally more people in the more deprived sections of the population.

For Hawke’s Bay DHB, 25,000 people are in quintile 1 (the least deprived). 23,000 are in quintile 2. 32,000 are in quintile 3. 40,000 are in quintile 4. And 46,000 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 Hawke’s Bay DHB

If you have questions, email ceo@hawkesbaydhb.govt.nz.

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