Population of Hutt Valley DHB

Hutt Valley District Health Board serves a population of 149,680 people (2018/19 projection).

  • Hutt’s population tends to be similar to the national average, but with fewer people in the 20–39 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, 2018/19

Hutt’s population tends to be similar to the national average, but with fewer people in the 20–39 age group.

  DHB population National population
Population by age, 2018/19
00–09 13.5% 12.8%
10–19 12.9% 12.8%
20–29 12.9% 15.1%
30–39 13.0% 12.9%
40–49 13.5% 12.4%
50–59 13.6% 12.8%
60–69 10.5% 10.5%
70–79 6.8% 7.0%
80–89 2.9% 3.0%
90+ 0.6% 0.6%

Ethnic mix, 2018/19

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, 2018/19
Other 74.7% 77.8%
Māori 17.4% 15.7%
Pacific 7.9% 6.5%

Deprivation, 2018/19

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, 34,000 people are in quintile 1 (the least deprived). 26,000 are in quintile 2. 29,000 are in quintile 3. 31,000 are in quintile 4. And 30,000 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 Hutt Valley DHB

If you have questions, email ceo@huttvalleydhb.org.nz.

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