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Thames-Coromandel District

Deprivation index

In 2018, Thames Central had the highest deprivation score of 1,125.0 and Pauanui the lowest with 921.0.

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
Thames Central1125.00
Thames South1063.00
Thames North1042.00
Thames Coast1020.00
Whitianga South1017.00
Whangamata Rural995.00
Mercury Bay North977.00
Mercury Bay South964.00
Whitianga North956.00
Cooks Beach-Ferry Landing926.00
Social Deprivation Index, 2018
Social Deprivation Index, 2018 Thames Central, Deprivation Index: 1,125.00 Colville, Deprivation Index: 1,073.00 Thames South, Deprivation Index: 1,063.00 Coromandel, Deprivation Index: 1,060.00 Thames North, Deprivation Index: 1,042.00 Thames Coast, Deprivation Index: 1,020.00 Whitianga South, Deprivation Index: 1,017.00 Whangamata Rural, Deprivation Index: 995.00 Hikuai, Deprivation Index: 995.00 Whangamata, Deprivation Index: 991.00 Matatoki-Puriri, Deprivation Index: 986.00 Mercury Bay North, Deprivation Index: 977.00 Tairua, Deprivation Index: 976.00 Mercury Bay South, Deprivation Index: 964.00 Kauaeranga, Deprivation Index: 957.00 Whitianga North, Deprivation Index: 956.00 Totora-Kopu, Deprivation Index: 943.00 Cooks Beach-Ferry Landing, Deprivation Index: 926.00 Pauanui, Deprivation Index: 921.00
Source: University of Otago, 2018. Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.