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Deprivation index

In 2018, Waitangirua had the highest deprivation score of 1,247.0 and Endeavour the lowest with 875.0.

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
Waitangirua1247.00
Cannons Creek North1240.00
Cannons Creek East1222.00
Cannons Creek South1207.00
Porirua East1163.00
Porirua Central1126.00
Elsdon-Takapuwahia1113.00
Titahi Bay South1077.00
Ascot Park1075.00
Titahi Bay North1057.00
Onepoto982.00
Ranui Heights982.00
Postgate926.00
Paremata924.00
Plimmerton916.00
Pukerua Bay914.00
Papakowhai911.00
Whitby908.00
Paekakariki Hill895.00
Camborne893.00
Aotea888.00
Pauatahanui886.00
Endeavour875.00
Social Deprivation Index, 2018
Social Deprivation Index, 2018 Waitangirua, Deprivation Index: 1,247.00 Cannons Creek North, Deprivation Index: 1,240.00 Cannons Creek East, Deprivation Index: 1,222.00 Cannons Creek South, Deprivation Index: 1,207.00 Porirua East, Deprivation Index: 1,163.00 Porirua Central, Deprivation Index: 1,126.00 Elsdon-Takapuwahia, Deprivation Index: 1,113.00 Titahi Bay South, Deprivation Index: 1,077.00 Ascot Park, Deprivation Index: 1,075.00 Titahi Bay North, Deprivation Index: 1,057.00 Ranui Heights, Deprivation Index: 982.00 Onepoto, Deprivation Index: 982.00 Postgate, Deprivation Index: 926.00 Paremata, Deprivation Index: 924.00 Plimmerton, Deprivation Index: 916.00 Pukerua Bay, Deprivation Index: 914.00 Papakowhai, Deprivation Index: 911.00 Whitby, Deprivation Index: 908.00 Paekakariki Hill, Deprivation Index: 895.00 Camborne, Deprivation Index: 893.00 Aotea, Deprivation Index: 888.00 Pauatahanui, Deprivation Index: 886.00 Endeavour, Deprivation Index: 875.00
Source: University of Otago, 2018. Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
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