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Deprivation index

In 2013, Gonville West had the highest deprivation score of 1,232.0 and Otamatea the lowest with 898.0.

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
Gonville West1232.00
Castlecliff South - Balgownie1190.00
Laird Park1156.00
Castlecliff North1140.00
Wembley Park1139.00
Lower Aramoho1124.00
Gonville East1109.00
Whanganui Central - Cooks Gardens - Spriggens Park1095.00
Williams Domain1083.00
Kowhai Park1059.00
Whanganui District1057.00
Gonville South1046.00
Upper Aramoho1045.00
Whanganui Collegiate1026.00
New Zealand995.00
Springvale West987.00
Bastia Hill - Durie Hill - Putiki986.00
Fordell-Kakatahi - Marybank-Gordon Park975.00
Springvale East960.00
St Johns Hill941.00
Social Deprivation Index, 2013
Social Deprivation Index, 2013 Gonville West, Deprivation Index: 1,232.00 Castlecliff South - Balgownie, Deprivation Index: 1,190.00 Mosston, Deprivation Index: 1,179.00 Laird Park, Deprivation Index: 1,156.00 Castlecliff North, Deprivation Index: 1,140.00 Wembley Park, Deprivation Index: 1,139.00 Lower Aramoho, Deprivation Index: 1,124.00 Gonville East, Deprivation Index: 1,109.00 Whanganui Central - Cooks Gardens - Spriggens Park, Deprivation Index: 1,095.00 Williams Domain, Deprivation Index: 1,083.00 Kowhai Park, Deprivation Index: 1,059.00 Whanganui District, Deprivation Index: 1,057.00 Tawhero, Deprivation Index: 1,050.00 Gonville South, Deprivation Index: 1,046.00 Upper Aramoho, Deprivation Index: 1,045.00 Whanganui Collegiate, Deprivation Index: 1,026.00 New Zealand, Deprivation Index: 995.00 Springvale West, Deprivation Index: 987.00 Bastia Hill - Durie Hill - Putiki, Deprivation Index: 986.00 Fordell-Kakatahi - Marybank-Gordon Park, Deprivation Index: 975.00 Springvale East, Deprivation Index: 960.00 Maxwell, Deprivation Index: 956.00 Blueskin, Deprivation Index: 948.00 St Johns Hill, Deprivation Index: 941.00 Otamatea, Deprivation Index: 898.00
Source: University of Otago, 2013. Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.