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