Population of Hutt Valley DHB

Hutt Valley District Health Board serves a population of 156,790 people (2020/21 projection).

  • Hutt’s population tends to be similar to the national average, but with more people in the 30–59 age group.
  • Hutt has a slightly higher proportion of Māori and Pacific people living there compared to the national average.
  • Hutt has a relatively equal proportion of people in each section of the population, with a slightly higher proportion of people in the least deprived section.

Population by age, 2020/21

Hutt’s population tends to be similar to the national average, but with more people in the 30–59 age group.

  DHB population National population
Population by age, 2020/21
00–09 13.1% 12.6%
10–19 12.7% 13.0%
20–29 12.7% 13.9%
30–39 14.6% 13.6%
40–49 13.2% 12.3%
50–59 13.0% 12.7%
60–69 10.5% 10.8%
70–79 6.6% 7.3%
80–89 3.0% 3.2%
90+ 0.6% 0.7%

Ethnic mix, 2020/21

Hutt has a slightly higher proportion of Māori and Pacific people living there compared to the national average.

  DHB population National population
Population by ethnicity, 2020/21
Other 74.5% 76.7%
Māori 17.9% 16.6%
Pacific 7.6% 6.7%

Deprivation, 2020/21

Hutt has a relatively equal proportion of people in each section of the population, with a slightly higher proportion of people in the least deprived section.

For Hutt Valley DHB, around 35,000 people are in quintile 1 (the least deprived). Around 28,000 are in quintile 2. Around 30,000 are in quintile 3. Around 33,000 are in quintile 4. And around 31,000 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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