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 Published: 22/01/2014

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Published: 22/01/2014

Senior Management Team Governance Provider Arm Our Community Our Population Awards & Recognition

Eighty seven percent of the Auckland DHB population live within five wards within the Auckland DHB boundary. The other 13% live in either the Manukau ward within the Counties Manukau DHB area, or the Whau ward within Waitemata DHB.


Auckland DHB has over 468,000 people with a projected growth of 19% or 86,000 more people by 2026

We are a diverse population: 52% Pakeha, 29% Asian, 11% Pacific, 8% Mäori and 2% Other

We are relatively young: 10% of the people domiciled in the Auckland DHB district are aged 65 years and over,  compared with 12% of NZ population. 17% are aged under 15 years, compared with 22% for all of NZ

Māori people are estimated to number 36,300 or 7.9% of the total Auckland DHB population

Pacific people are estimated to number 51,890 or 11.2% of the total Auckland DHB population. This group is characterised by a great diversity of culture, ethnicity and language

Asian people make up 29% of Auckland’s population. 36% of these are South Asian, and about 80% of this group are Indian

Auckland has one of the highest non-English, non- Māori speaking areas with over 100 different languages spoken

39% of our population lives in areas with a New Zealand deprivation index of less than seven (10 is the most deprived)

In the 2006 census, Maungakiekie-Tamaki was the most deprived ward in our Auckland DHB with 67% of people living in an area more than 6 on the NZ deprivation index

The least deprived ward is Orakei with 8% of this population living in an area with a scale of more than 6

Over a third of our children (38% of all 0–14 year olds) live in the most deprived areas of the city (NZDep 9 and 10). Of that 38 percent, 72% our Pacific, 49% our Mäori and 21% "other"

13% of our population need assistance or interpreting when attending health services

Cancer and heart disease remain the biggest health problem areas for our district.

For more information about Auckland population and their health needs visit

Interactive Statistical analysis tools

These interactive maps linked below, show visually, for the first time on geographical bases, national and regional health information and statistics that are easy to read and interigate.

Locality Atlas - Regional approach to show Auckland Council Board level health and population information as interactive maps

Auckland Region Atlas - Regional approach to show Auckland Council Census Area Unit level health and population information.

If you have difficulty in using these tools please contact  Dr. Mazin Ghafel 09 630-9943 ext 26584 for assistance.