Population of Waitematā DHB

Waitematā District Health Board serves a population of 628,770 people (2020/21 projection).

  • Waitematā’s population tends to be similar to the national average in regards to age.
  • Waitematā has a lower proportion of Māori and a similar proportion of Pacific people in comparison to the national average.
  • Waitematā has a high proportion of people in the least deprived sections of the population.

Population by age, 2020/21

Waitematā’s population tends to be similar to the national average.

  DHB population National population
Population by age, 2020/21
00–09 13.0% 12.6%
10–19 12.7% 13.0%
20–29 14.0% 13.9%
30–39 15.1% 13.6%
40–49 13.3% 12.3%
50–59 12.6% 12.7%
60–69 9.6% 10.8%
70–79 6.4% 7.3%
80–89 2.8% 3.2%
90+ 0.6% 0.7%

Ethnic mix, 2020/21

Waitematā has a lower proportion of Māori and a similar proportion of Pacific people in comparison to the national average.

  DHB population National population
Population by ethnicity, 2020/21
Other 82.7% 76.7%
Māori 10.2% 16.6%
Pacific 7.2% 6.7%

Deprivation, 2020/21

Waitematā has a high proportion of people in the least deprived sections of the population.

For Waitemata DHB, around 164,000 people are in quintile 1 (the least deprived). Around 167,000 are in quintile 2. Around 141,000 are in quintile 3. Around 104,000 are in quintile 4. And around 52,000 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

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