Population of MidCentral DHB

MidCentral District Health Board serves a population of 178,820 people (2018/19 projection).

  • MidCentral’s population tends to be similar to the national average, but with a slightly higher proportion of older people.
  • MidCentral have a higher proportion of Māori and a lower proportion of Pacific Island people living there in comparison to the national average.
  • MidCentral have a higher proportion of people in the more deprived sections of the population.

Population by age, 2018/19

MidCentral’s population tends to be similar to the national average, but with a slightly higher proportion of older people.

  DHB population National population
Population by age, 2018/19
00–09 12.8% 12.8%
10–19 13.5% 12.8%
20–29 14.6% 15.1%
30–39 11.1% 12.9%
40–49 11.2% 12.4%
50–59 12.9% 12.8%
60–69 11.3% 10.5%
70–79 8.2% 7.0%
80–89 3.7% 3.0%
90+ 0.7% 0.6%

Ethnic mix, 2018/19

MidCentral have a higher proportion of Māori and a lower proportion of Pacific Island people living there in comparison to the national average.

  DHB population National population
Population by ethnicity, 2018/19
Other 76.7% 77.8%
Māori 20.2% 15.7%
Pacific 3.1% 6.5%

Deprivation, 2018/19

MidCentral have a higher proportion of people in the more deprived sections of the population.

For MidCentral DHB, 24,000 people are in quintile 1 (the least deprived). 27,000 are in quintile 2. 39,000 are in quintile 3. 43,000 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 MidCentral DHB

If you have questions, email communications@midcentraldhb.govt.nz.

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