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Deprivation index

In 2013, Masterton District had the highest deprivation score of 1,018.0 and Wairarapa Coast the lowest with 938.0.

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 of Population and Dwellings 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:

1CommunicationPeople aged <65 with no access to the Internet at home
2IncomePeople aged 18-64 receiving a means tested benefit
3IncomePeople living in equivalised* households with income below an income threshold
4EmploymentPeople aged 18-64 unemployed
5QualificationsPeople aged 18-64 without any qualifications
6Owned homePeople not living in own home
7SupportPeople aged <65 living in a single parent familiy
8Living SpacePeople living in equivalised* households below a bedroom occupancy threshold
9TransportPeople with no access to a car

* Equivalisation: methods used to control for household composition.

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 and the higher the number the greater the deprivation.

The Social Deprivation Index is used in the measurement and interpretation of socioeconomic 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 index, a lower the number indicates a less deprived area, a higher number indicates a more deprived area.

Social Deprivation Index, 2013
Masterton District1018.00
Porirua City1010.00
Hutt City997.00
Te Awarua o Porirua981.00
South Wairarapa District978.00
Upper Hutt City973.00
Wellington Region973.00
Wellington Harbour - Hutt Valley969.00
Kāpiti Coast958.00
Kāpiti Coast District958.00
Wellington City947.00
Carterton District946.00
Wairarapa Coast938.00
Social Deprivation Index, 2013
Social Deprivation Index, 2013 Masterton District, Deprivation Index: 1,018.00 Porirua City, Deprivation Index: 1,010.00 Ruamāhanga, Deprivation Index: 1,004.00 Hutt City, Deprivation Index: 997.00 Te Awarua o Porirua, Deprivation Index: 981.00 South Wairarapa District, Deprivation Index: 978.00 Wellington Region, Deprivation Index: 973.00 Upper Hutt City, Deprivation Index: 973.00 Wellington Harbour - Hutt Valley, Deprivation Index: 969.00 Kāpiti Coast District, Deprivation Index: 958.00 Kāpiti Coast, Deprivation Index: 958.00 Wellington City, Deprivation Index: 947.00 Carterton District, Deprivation Index: 946.00 Wairarapa Coast, Deprivation Index: 938.00
Source: University of Otago, 2013. Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.