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Deprivation index

In 2013, Kilbirnie had the highest deprivation score of 1,044.0 and Seatoun - Karaka Bays - Breaker Bay the lowest with 888.0.

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
Mt Cook1039.00
Strathmore Park1028.00
Te Aro1024.00
Wellington Central995.00
Aro Valley - Highbury989.00
Rongotai - Moa Point980.00
Wellington Region973.00
Lyall Bay967.00
Grenada North - Tawa - Takapu Valley961.00
Mt Victoria960.00
Thorndon - Pipitea959.00
Wellington City947.00
Kingston - Mornington - Vogeltown946.00
Newlands - Ngauranga946.00
Oriental Bay937.00
Island Bay - Owhiro Bay927.00
Southgate - Houghton Bay927.00
Grenada Village - Paparangi - Woodridge - Horokiwi926.00
Churton Park - Glenside901.00
Ohariu - Makara - Makara Beach899.00
Crofton Downs893.00
Kaiwharawhara - Khandallah889.00
Seatoun - Karaka Bays - Breaker Bay888.00
Social Deprivation Index, 2013
Social Deprivation Index, 2013 Kilbirnie, Deprivation Index: 1,044.00 Mt Cook, Deprivation Index: 1,039.00 Strathmore Park, Deprivation Index: 1,028.00 Berhampore, Deprivation Index: 1,024.00 Newtown, Deprivation Index: 1,024.00 Te Aro, Deprivation Index: 1,024.00 Wellington Central, Deprivation Index: 995.00 Aro Valley - Highbury, Deprivation Index: 989.00 Rongotai - Moa Point, Deprivation Index: 980.00 Wellington Region, Deprivation Index: 973.00 Kelburn, Deprivation Index: 973.00 Lyall Bay, Deprivation Index: 967.00 Miramar, Deprivation Index: 961.00 Grenada North - Tawa - Takapu Valley, Deprivation Index: 961.00 Mt Victoria, Deprivation Index: 960.00 Thorndon - Pipitea, Deprivation Index: 959.00 Johnsonville, Deprivation Index: 955.00 Wellington City, Deprivation Index: 947.00 Newlands - Ngauranga, Deprivation Index: 946.00 Kingston - Mornington - Vogeltown, Deprivation Index: 946.00 Brooklyn, Deprivation Index: 939.00 Oriental Bay, Deprivation Index: 937.00 Wilton, Deprivation Index: 936.00 Hataitai, Deprivation Index: 930.00 Melrose, Deprivation Index: 930.00 Northland, Deprivation Index: 929.00 Southgate - Houghton Bay, Deprivation Index: 927.00 Island Bay - Owhiro Bay, Deprivation Index: 927.00 Grenada Village - Paparangi - Woodridge - Horokiwi, Deprivation Index: 926.00 Maupuia, Deprivation Index: 925.00 Roseneath, Deprivation Index: 921.00 Karori, Deprivation Index: 907.00 Broadmeadows, Deprivation Index: 904.00 Churton Park - Glenside, Deprivation Index: 901.00 Ohariu - Makara - Makara Beach, Deprivation Index: 899.00 Wadestown, Deprivation Index: 895.00 Crofton Downs, Deprivation Index: 893.00 Ngaio, Deprivation Index: 893.00 Kaiwharawhara - Khandallah, Deprivation Index: 889.00 Seatoun - Karaka Bays - Breaker Bay, Deprivation Index: 888.00
Source: University of Otago, 2013. Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.