Population information

Population informationTatauranga taupori

Population demographic data provides important information about characteristics that influence health.

These indicators describe characteristics of New Zealand’s population

Age, sex and ethnic groups

Household composition

NZDep2013 (NZ Index of Socioeconomic Deprivation)

Income levels

Education levels

Work status and occupation

Home ownership

Access to communications

Access to vehicles

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These dashboards let you explore regional data about New Zealand’s population.


Districts (formerly district health boards) are responsible for the health of the people living in their district. There are 20 districts in New Zealand.

by area unit

The New Zealand Index of Socioeconomic Deprivation (NZDep2013) provides a deprivation decile for every area unit in New Zealand. There are about 2000 area units in New Zealand. Most area units have a population of about 100-4000 people.

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About the indicators

These statistics come from the 2013 Census of Population and Dwellings, and from the 2013 New Zealand Index of Deprivation (Atkinson et al 2014). These indicators provide supporting information for the New Zealand Environmental Health Intelligence (EHI) programme.

For more information about the EHI programme, visit www.ehinz.ac.nz.

References: Atkinson J, Salmond C, Crampton P. 2014. NZDep2013 index of Deprivation. Wellington: University of Otago, Wellington.