Population of Nelson Marlborough DHB

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board serves a population of 150,770 people (2018/19 projection).

  • Nelson Marlborough’s population tends to be significantly older than the national average.
  • Nelson Marlborough has a lower proportion of Māori and Pacific people living there compared to the national average.
  • Nelson Marlborough has a very low proportion of people in the most deprived section of the population.

Population by age, 2018/19

Nelson Marlborough’s population tends to be significantly older than the national average.

  DHB population National population
Population by age, 2018/19
00–09 11.5% 12.8%
10–19 12.2% 12.8%
20–29 9.3% 15.1%
30–39 10.1% 12.9%
40–49 12.8% 12.4%
50–59 14.9% 12.8%
60–69 13.9% 10.5%
70–79 10.0% 7.0%
80–89 4.2% 3.0%
90+ 0.9% 0.6%

Ethnic mix, 2018/19

Nelson Marlborough has a lower proportion of Māori and Pacific people living there compared to the national average.

  DHB population National population
Population by ethnicity, 2018/19
Other 87.7% 77.8%
Māori 10.6% 15.7%
Pacific 1.7% 6.5%

Deprivation, 2018/19

Nelson Marlborough has a very low proportion of people in the most deprived section of the population.

For Nelson Marlborough DHB, 27,000 people are in quintile 1 (the least deprived). 37,000 are in quintile 2. 40,000 are in quintile 3. 34,000 are in quintile 4. And 14,000 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 Nelson Marlborough DHB

If you have questions, email enquiries.corporate@nmdhb.govt.nz.

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