Population of Waitemata DHB

Waitemata District Health Board serves a population of 628,970 people (2018/19 projection).

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

Population by age, 2018/19

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

  DHB population National population
Population by age, 2018/19
00–09 13.0% 12.8%
10–19 12.3% 12.8%
20–29 15.4% 15.1%
30–39 14.1% 12.9%
40–49 13.3% 12.4%
50–59 12.7% 12.8%
60–69 9.6% 10.5%
70–79 6.3% 7.0%
80–89 2.7% 3.0%
90+ 0.6% 0.6%

Ethnic mix, 2018/19

Waitemata 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, 2018/19
Other 83.1% 77.8%
Māori 9.9% 15.7%
Pacific 7.0% 6.5%

Deprivation, 2018/19

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

For Waitemata DHB, 164,000 people are in quintile 1 (the least deprived). 168,000 are in quintile 2. 141,000 are in quintile 3. 104,000 are in quintile 4. And 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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If you have questions, email feedback@waitematadhb.govt.nz.

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