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About Healthspace

Healthspace lets you explore health data and statistics for regions across New Zealand.

What is Healthspace?

Healthspace is a data visualisation tool that lets you explore regional data for indicators about health and population in New Zealand

You can explore indicators for different health topics at the regional level, using interactive data visualisation tools. These tools include atlases to explore indicator data across regions, and local area reports to view indicators for a region. Data are provided for regions such as district health boards and territorial authorities (city and district councils).

Healthspace will be useful for anyone who is interested in data and statistics about the health status of New Zealanders. People who might find this information useful include:

  • the health sector
  • local government
  • central government
  • non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Healthspace brings together data from a range of sources

What indicators and data are available in Healthspace?

Healthspace brings together indicators from a range of data sources. These data sources include:

  • hospitalisations (National Minimum Dataset)
  • cancer registrations (New Zealand Cancer Registry)
  • mortality (New Zealand Mortality Collection).
  • notifiable disease notifications (EpiSurv, Environmental Science and Research (ESR) Ltd)
  • New Zealand Health Survey
  • Census of Population and Dwellings
  • motor vehicle registrations (New Zealand Motor Vehicle Register).

A key benefit of Healthspace is that it includes data and statistics that are not available anywhere else, including:

  • hospitalisation and mortality rates for a wide range of health conditions
  • Environmental Health Indicators and indicators of alcohol-related harm for New Zealand
  • data at the territorial authority (city and district council) level.

These indicators help give a wide-ranging snapshot of the health of New Zealanders. Our team has analysed and produced many of the statistics available on Healthspace. Analysing the data ourselves also means we can present more data and statistics for territorial authorities (city and district councils) and over time.

How often is the data updated?

Many Healthspace indicators are updated annually, where possible.

Some indicators are updated less frequently, when data becomes available (such as with Census and New Zealand Health Survey data).

About us

Healthspace is run by the Environmental Health Intelligence team at Massey University.

The Environmental Health Intelligence (EHI) team monitors environmental health in New Zealand, through a set of Environmental Health Indicators. The team has experience in public health, environmental health and spatial analysis. The EHI team is led by Professor Barry Borman. He has over 20 years’ experience in applied epidemiology, and environmental and occupational health.

For more information, see the video on EHI programme or visit the website www.ehinz.ac.nz.

How to cite

You can cite Healthspace data in the following way:

Environmental Health Intelligence programme. [Year]. [Insert indicator topic]. Healthspace. Wellington: Massey University. Available from https://healthspace.ac.nz. (Accessed [insert date]).

Acknowledgements

We would like to acknowledge the Ministry of Health for funding the Environmental Health Indicators programme.

Contact us

For more information, email us at ehinz@massey.ac.nz.

Disclaimer

Massey University makes no warranty, express or implied, nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness, completeness or use of any information that is available on or through this website.