Population of Tairāwhiti DHB

Tairāwhiti District Health Board serves a population of 49,755 people (2020/21 projection).

  • Tairāwhiti’s population tends to have more people in the 0–19 age group than the national average.
  • Tairāwhiti has a very large proportion of Māori and small proportion of Pacific people living there compared to the national average.
  • Tairāwhiti has a very high proportion of people in the most deprived section of the population.

Population by age, 2020/21

Tairāwhiti’s population tends to have more people in the 0–19 age group than the national average.

  DHB population National population
Population by age, 2020/21
00–09 15.2% 12.6%
10–19 14.8% 13.0%
20–29 11.4% 13.9%
30–39 11.4% 13.6%
40–49 11.4% 12.3%
50–59 12.7% 12.7%
60–69 12.0% 10.8%
70–79 7.4% 7.3%
80–89 3.1% 3.2%
90+ 0.5% 0.7%

Ethnic mix, 2020/21

Tairāwhiti has a very large proportion of Māori and small proportion of Pacific people living there compared to the national average.

  DHB population National population
Population by ethnicity, 2020/21
Other 44.2% 76.7%
Māori 53.5% 16.6%
Pacific 2.4% 6.7%

Deprivation, 2020/21

Tairāwhiti has a very high proportion of people in the most deprived section of the population.

For Tairawhiti DHB, around 5,000 people are in quintile 1 (the least deprived). Around 5,000 are in quintile 2. Around 6,000 are in quintile 3. Around 10,000 are in quintile 4. And around 24,000 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.

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