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 Published: 25/08/2014

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Published: 25/08/2014

Local communities at the heart of health service

To get a better understanding of health needs and use of services in our region, we have broken down our region into nine geographic areas (or localities) encompassing all people living in a given area. We have elected to use the same Local Board Areas as Auckland Council, given our shared interest in promoting health and wellbeing.

The goal of this approach is to put local communities at the heart of health service planning and delivery, and better coordinate and integrate health services at the local level. This will allow individuals, families/whānau and communities to take greater control over their lives to maximise their health.

Local health profiles

Click on the local health profiles below for an overview of each locality, including a population breakdown, map of primary care providers, and local health factors.

·       Albert-Eden

·       Great Barrier Island (Aotea)

·       Maungakiekie-Tāmaki

·       Ōrākei

·       Ōtāhuhu

·       Puketāpapa

·       Waiheke Island

·       Waitemata

·       Whau

Quick facts

·       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 living in the Auckland DHB district are aged 65 years and over, compared with 12% of the NZ population. Seventeen per cent 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. Thirty-six per cent of these are South Asian, and about 80% of are Indian.

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

·       Thirty-nine per cent 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 one-third of our children (38% of all 0 to 14-year-olds) live in the most deprived areas of the city (NZ Dep 9 and 10. Of that, 38%, 72% are Pacific, 49% are Mäori and 21% are Other.

·       Thirteen per cent 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 display national and regional health information and statistics that are easy to read and integrate based on geography.

Locality Atlas This is a regional approach showing Auckland Council Board-level health and population information as interactive maps.

Auckland Region Atlas – This is a regional approach showing Auckland Council Census Area Unit-level health and population information.

For more information on using these tools contact  Dr. Mazin Ghafel 09 630-9943 ext 26584 for assistance. For further details about our population and their health needs visit