Population of Taranaki DHB

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

  • Taranaki’s population tends to be slightly 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 higher proportion of people in the middle sections of the population, and fewer in the most and least deprived sections.

Population by age, 2018/19

Taranaki’s population tends to be slightly older than the national average.

  DHB population National population
Population by age, 2018/19
00–09 14.0% 12.8%
10–19 12.9% 12.8%
20–29 11.2% 15.1%
30–39 11.9% 12.9%
40–49 12.5% 12.4%
50–59 13.4% 12.8%
60–69 11.8% 10.5%
70–79 7.9% 7.0%
80–89 3.7% 3.0%
90+ 0.8% 0.6%

Ethnic mix, 2018/19

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, 2018/19
Other 79.5% 77.8%
Māori 19.3% 15.7%
Pacific 1.2% 6.5%

Deprivation, 2018/19

Taranaki has a higher proportion of people in the middle sections of the population, and fewer in the most and least deprived sections.

Taranaki DHB has 16,000 people in the least deprived section of the population. It has 27,000 in the second least deprived section of the population. It has 29,000 in the middle section. It has 31,000 in the second most deprived section of the population. And it has 19,000 in the most deprived section of the population.

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 Taranaki DHB

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

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