Population of Lakes DHB

Lakes District Health Board serves a population of 116,370 people (2020/21 projection).

  • Lakes’ population tends to have fewer people in the 20–39 age group than the national average.
  • Lakes has a much higher proportion of Māori and a lower proportion of Pacific people living there in comparison to the national average.
  • Lakes has a relatively high proportion of people in the most deprived section of the population.

Population by age, 2020/21

Lakes’ population tends to have fewer people in the 20–39 age group than the national average.

  DHB population National population
Population by age, 2020/21
00–09 13.9% 12.6%
10–19 13.7% 13.0%
20–29 11.9% 13.9%
30–39 12.5% 13.6%
40–49 11.9% 12.3%
50–59 12.9% 12.7%
60–69 11.5% 10.8%
70–79 8.0% 7.3%
80–89 3.2% 3.2%
90+ 0.6% 0.7%

Ethnic mix, 2020/21

Lakes has a much higher proportion of Māori and a lower proportion of Pacific people living there compared to the national average.

  DHB population National population
Population by ethnicity, 2020/21
Other 60.7% 76.7%
Māori 36.9% 16.6%
Pacific 2.4% 6.7%

Deprivation, 2020/21

Lakes has a relatively high proportion of people in the most deprived section of the population.

For Lakes DHB, around 12,000 people are in quintile 1 (the least deprived). Around 21,000 are in quintile 2. Around 18,000 are in quintile 3. Around 25,000 are in quintile 4. And around 41,000 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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