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Deprivation index

In 2018, Harbourside had the highest deprivation score of 1,200.0 and Saddle Hill-Chain Hills the lowest with 894.0.

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 2018 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:

1Communication - People with no access to the Internet at home
2Income- People aged 18 - 64 receiving a means tested benefit
3Income- People living in equivalised* households with income below an income threshold
4Employment- People aged 18 - 64 unemployed
5Qualifications- People aged 18 - 64 without any qualifications
6Owned home- People not living in own home
7Support- People aged < 65 living in a single parent family
8Living Space- People living in equivalised* households below a bedroom occupancy threshold
9Housing quality- People living in dwellings that are always damp and/or always have mould greater than A4 size


The 2013 Deprivation index included a transport variable asking about people's access to a car. The 2018 Social Deprivation Index varies including a housing quality variable instead, relecting a major change in the 2018 census which asked about damp or mould in housing.

See: University of Otago .

* 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.

Social Deprivation Index, 2018
AreaIndex
Harbourside1200.00
Hillside-Portsmouth Drive1193.00
Bathgate Park1159.00
Caversham1093.00
Gardens (Dunedin City)1090.00
Campus South1081.00
Forbury1076.00
Royal Terrace1075.00
Corstorphine1074.00
Campus West1074.00
Campus North1069.00
Brockville1067.00
Fernhill1066.00
Seddon Park1060.00
Calton Hill1054.00
St Kilda North1053.00
North East Valley Knox1051.00
Dunedin Central1044.00
North East Valley Chingford1040.00
St Kilda South1035.00
Pine Hill-Dalmore1021.00
Arthur Street1018.00
Concord1011.00
Port Chalmers1009.00
Mosgiel Central1008.00
Mornington998.00
Wakari991.00
Green Island990.00
Halfway Bush986.00
Otago Peninsula985.00
Bush Road984.00
Strath Taieri979.00
Kaikorai-Bradford979.00
Waikouaiti977.00
Maryhill976.00
Musselburgh975.00
Brighton972.00
Normanby971.00
Glenleith961.00
Kew (Dunedin City)960.00
Ravensbourne-St Leonards959.00
Tainui959.00
Bucklands Crossing958.00
Roseneath-Sawyers Bay947.00
Belleknowes943.00
Kenmure943.00
Mosgiel East942.00
Mount Cargill942.00
Abbotsford942.00
Opoho938.00
Broad Bay-Portobello937.00
Roslyn (Dunedin City)936.00
Andersons Bay929.00
Momona928.00
Helensburgh927.00
Māori Hill922.00
Wingatui918.00
Waverley918.00
St Clair917.00
Shiel Hill909.00
Macandrew Bay-Company Bay908.00
Fairfield (Dunedin City)902.00
East Taieri902.00
Taieri900.00
Saddle Hill-Chain Hills894.00
Waldronville894.00
Social Deprivation Index, 2018
Social Deprivation Index, 2018 Harbourside, Deprivation Index: 1,200.00 Hillside-Portsmouth Drive, Deprivation Index: 1,193.00 Bathgate Park, Deprivation Index: 1,159.00 Caversham, Deprivation Index: 1,093.00 Gardens (Dunedin City), Deprivation Index: 1,090.00 Campus South, Deprivation Index: 1,081.00 Forbury, Deprivation Index: 1,076.00 Royal Terrace, Deprivation Index: 1,075.00 Campus West, Deprivation Index: 1,074.00 Corstorphine, Deprivation Index: 1,074.00 Campus North, Deprivation Index: 1,069.00 Brockville, Deprivation Index: 1,067.00 Fernhill, Deprivation Index: 1,066.00 Seddon Park, Deprivation Index: 1,060.00 Calton Hill, Deprivation Index: 1,054.00 St Kilda North, Deprivation Index: 1,053.00 North East Valley Knox, Deprivation Index: 1,051.00 Dunedin Central, Deprivation Index: 1,044.00 North East Valley Chingford, Deprivation Index: 1,040.00 St Kilda South, Deprivation Index: 1,035.00 Pine Hill-Dalmore, Deprivation Index: 1,021.00 Arthur Street, Deprivation Index: 1,018.00 Concord, Deprivation Index: 1,011.00 Port Chalmers, Deprivation Index: 1,009.00 Mosgiel Central, Deprivation Index: 1,008.00 Mornington, Deprivation Index: 998.00 Wakari, Deprivation Index: 991.00 Green Island, Deprivation Index: 990.00 Halfway Bush, Deprivation Index: 986.00 Otago Peninsula, Deprivation Index: 985.00 Bush Road, Deprivation Index: 984.00 Kaikorai-Bradford, Deprivation Index: 979.00 Strath Taieri, Deprivation Index: 979.00 Waikouaiti, Deprivation Index: 977.00 Maryhill, Deprivation Index: 976.00 Musselburgh, Deprivation Index: 975.00 Brighton, Deprivation Index: 972.00 Normanby, Deprivation Index: 971.00 Glenleith, Deprivation Index: 961.00 Kew (Dunedin City), Deprivation Index: 960.00 Tainui, Deprivation Index: 959.00 Ravensbourne-St Leonards, Deprivation Index: 959.00 Bucklands Crossing, Deprivation Index: 958.00 Roseneath-Sawyers Bay, Deprivation Index: 947.00 Kenmure, Deprivation Index: 943.00 Belleknowes, Deprivation Index: 943.00 Abbotsford, Deprivation Index: 942.00 Mount Cargill, Deprivation Index: 942.00 Mosgiel East, Deprivation Index: 942.00 Opoho, Deprivation Index: 938.00 Broad Bay-Portobello, Deprivation Index: 937.00 Roslyn (Dunedin City), Deprivation Index: 936.00 Andersons Bay, Deprivation Index: 929.00 Momona, Deprivation Index: 928.00 Helensburgh, Deprivation Index: 927.00 Māori Hill, Deprivation Index: 922.00 Waverley, Deprivation Index: 918.00 Wingatui, Deprivation Index: 918.00 St Clair, Deprivation Index: 917.00 Shiel Hill, Deprivation Index: 909.00 Macandrew Bay-Company Bay, Deprivation Index: 908.00 East Taieri, Deprivation Index: 902.00 Fairfield (Dunedin City), Deprivation Index: 902.00 Taieri, Deprivation Index: 900.00 Waldronville, Deprivation Index: 894.00 Saddle Hill-Chain Hills, Deprivation Index: 894.00
Source: University of Otago, 2018. Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
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