Population of Taranaki DHB

Taranaki District Health Board serves a population of 120,050 people (2018/19 estimate).

  • Taranaki’s population tends to be older than the national average.
  • Taranaki has a similar proportion of Māori and a much lower proportion of Pacific people in comparison to the national average.
  • Taranaki has a slightly higher proportion of people in the more deprived sections of the population when compared to the national average.

Population by age, 2016/17

Taranaki’s population tends to be older than the national average and as such they receive more funding for the older and more expensive element of their population compared to the average.

  DHB population National population
Population by age, 2016/17
00–09 14.2% 13.3%
10–19 12.8% 13.0%
20–29 11.5% 14.2%
30–39 11.5% 12.3%
40–49 13.0% 13.2%
50–59 13.5% 13.1%
60–69 11.6% 10.6%
70–79 7.3% 6.6%
80–89 3.7% 3.0%
90+ 0.8% 0.6%

Ethnic mix, 2016/17

Taranaki has a similar proportion of Māori and a much lower proportion of Pacific people compared to the national average.

  DHB population National population
Population by ethnicity, 2016/17
Other 79.9% 77.7%
Māori 18.9% 15.8%
Pacific 1.2% 6.5%

Deprivation, 2016/17

Taranaki has a slightly higher proportion of people in the more deprived sections of the population when compared to the national average.

Taranaki DHB has 13% of people in the least deprived section of the population. It has 22% in the second least deprived section of the population. It has 24% in the middle section. It has 26% in the second most deprived section of the population. And it has 15% in the most deprived section of the population.

Deprivation is reported in ‘quintiles’. Quintile 1 represents the least deprived section of the population whilst 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 Taranaki DHB

If you have questions, email customer.services@tdhb.org.nz.

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