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New Zealand
Deprivation index

The data is presented for the total population of each rohe, not only for the Māori population.

The Social Deprivation Index is a measure of socio-economic status calculated for small geographic areas. The calculation uses a range of variables from the 2013 Census which represent nine dimensions of socio-economic disadvantage to create a summary deprivation score. The nine variables (proportions in small areas) in decreasing weight in the index are:

The Social Deprivation Index is used in the measurement and interpretation of socio-economic status of communities for a wide variety of contexts such as needs assessment, resource allocation, research and advocacy.

Note that the deprivation index applies to areas rather than individuals who live in those areas.

For the purpose of comparison, the Social Deprivation Index is presented as a scale, ranking small areas from the least deprived to the most deprived. The mean is 1000 index points with a lower number indicating a less deprived area, and a higher number indicating a more deprived area.

The decile numbers correspond to the New Zealand deprivation index, with 10 as the most deprived and 1 as the least deprived.

Social Deprivation Index - Total NZ population, 2013
Rohe - Total populationIndexDecile
Te Taitokerau10557
Tāmaki Makaurau9955
Te Tai Hauāuru9935
Te Waipounamu9715

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013.