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Thames-Coromandel District

Deprivation index

In 2013, Coromandel-Colville Community Board had the highest deprivation score of 1,062.0 and Pauanui the lowest with 922.0.

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
Coromandel-Colville Community Board1062.00
Thames Community Board1044.00
Thames Coast1034.00
Whangamata Community Board1024.00
Thames-Coromandel District1017.00
Waikato Region1008.00
Mercury Bay Community Board981.00
Tairua- Pauanui Community Board960.00
Social Deprivation Index, 2013
Social Deprivation Index, 2013 Coromandel-Colville Community Board, Deprivation Index: 1,062.00 Thames, Deprivation Index: 1,061.00 Coromandel, Deprivation Index: 1,053.00 Thames Community Board, Deprivation Index: 1,044.00 Thames Coast, Deprivation Index: 1,034.00 Whangamata, Deprivation Index: 1,033.00 Whangamata Community Board, Deprivation Index: 1,024.00 Thames-Coromandel District, Deprivation Index: 1,017.00 Whitianga, Deprivation Index: 1,008.00 Waikato Region, Deprivation Index: 1,008.00 Tairua, Deprivation Index: 994.00 Mercury Bay Community Board, Deprivation Index: 981.00 Tairua- Pauanui Community Board, Deprivation Index: 960.00 Pauanui, Deprivation Index: 922.00
Source: University of Otago, 2013. Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.