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Deprivation index

In 2018, Newtown South had the highest deprivation score of 1,075.0 and Seatoun the lowest with 882.0.

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
Newtown South1075.00
Rongotai1056.00
Strathmore (Wellington City)1056.00
Mount Cook West1035.00
Kilbirnie East1034.00
Berhampore1033.00
Linden1022.00
Kilbirnie Central1014.00
Johnsonville Central1010.00
Newtown West1009.00
Mount Cook East1004.00
Aro Valley1004.00
Dixon Street1003.00
Wellington University1001.00
Miramar North1000.00
Newtown North998.00
Maupuia997.00
Vivian West996.00
Miramar Central995.00
Tawa North979.00
Miramar South979.00
Wellington Central973.00
Tawa Central971.00
Lyall Bay970.00
Wellington Botanic Gardens969.00
Johnsonville South968.00
Newlands North962.00
Kelburn961.00
Vivian East959.00
Mount Victoria957.00
Wilton954.00
Kingston-Mornington-Vogeltown952.00
Hataitai South951.00
Paparangi951.00
Thorndon950.00
Brooklyn South949.00
Karori Park948.00
Houghton Bay947.00
Johnsonville North945.00
Newlands South944.00
Courtenay943.00
Johnsonville West938.00
Owhiro Bay937.00
Northland (Wellington City)936.00
Brooklyn East935.00
Southgate934.00
Hataitai North930.00
Island Bay East928.00
Oriental Bay928.00
Evans Bay926.00
Island Bay West925.00
Melrose924.00
Broadmeadows923.00
Karori South922.00
Pipitea-Kaiwharawhara921.00
Grenada North920.00
Roseneath919.00
Brooklyn North916.00
Onslow916.00
Miramar East913.00
Karori North910.00
Crofton Downs910.00
Grenada Village910.00
Churton Park South907.00
Woodridge904.00
Ngaio North901.00
Tawa South900.00
Takapu-Horokiwi899.00
Karori East897.00
Khandallah South896.00
Makara-Ohariu896.00
Wadestown895.00
Karaka Bay-Worser Bay895.00
Ngaio South894.00
Churton Park North889.00
Khandallah Reserve884.00
Khandallah North883.00
Seatoun882.00
Social Deprivation Index, 2018
Social Deprivation Index, 2018 Newtown South, Deprivation Index: 1,075.00 Strathmore (Wellington City), Deprivation Index: 1,056.00 Rongotai, Deprivation Index: 1,056.00 Mount Cook West, Deprivation Index: 1,035.00 Kilbirnie East, Deprivation Index: 1,034.00 Berhampore, Deprivation Index: 1,033.00 Linden, Deprivation Index: 1,022.00 Kilbirnie Central, Deprivation Index: 1,014.00 Johnsonville Central, Deprivation Index: 1,010.00 Newtown West, Deprivation Index: 1,009.00 Aro Valley, Deprivation Index: 1,004.00 Mount Cook East, Deprivation Index: 1,004.00 Dixon Street, Deprivation Index: 1,003.00 Wellington University, Deprivation Index: 1,001.00 Miramar North, Deprivation Index: 1,000.00 Newtown North, Deprivation Index: 998.00 Maupuia, Deprivation Index: 997.00 Vivian West, Deprivation Index: 996.00 Miramar Central, Deprivation Index: 995.00 Miramar South, Deprivation Index: 979.00 Tawa North, Deprivation Index: 979.00 Wellington Central, Deprivation Index: 973.00 Tawa Central, Deprivation Index: 971.00 Lyall Bay, Deprivation Index: 970.00 Wellington Botanic Gardens, Deprivation Index: 969.00 Johnsonville South, Deprivation Index: 968.00 Newlands North, Deprivation Index: 962.00 Kelburn, Deprivation Index: 961.00 Vivian East, Deprivation Index: 959.00 Mount Victoria, Deprivation Index: 957.00 Wilton, Deprivation Index: 954.00 Kingston-Mornington-Vogeltown, Deprivation Index: 952.00 Paparangi, Deprivation Index: 951.00 Hataitai South, Deprivation Index: 951.00 Thorndon, Deprivation Index: 950.00 Brooklyn South, Deprivation Index: 949.00 Karori Park, Deprivation Index: 948.00 Houghton Bay, Deprivation Index: 947.00 Johnsonville North, Deprivation Index: 945.00 Newlands South, Deprivation Index: 944.00 Courtenay, Deprivation Index: 943.00 Johnsonville West, Deprivation Index: 938.00 Owhiro Bay, Deprivation Index: 937.00 Northland (Wellington City), Deprivation Index: 936.00 Brooklyn East, Deprivation Index: 935.00 Southgate, Deprivation Index: 934.00 Hataitai North, Deprivation Index: 930.00 Oriental Bay, Deprivation Index: 928.00 Island Bay East, Deprivation Index: 928.00 Evans Bay, Deprivation Index: 926.00 Island Bay West, Deprivation Index: 925.00 Melrose, Deprivation Index: 924.00 Broadmeadows, Deprivation Index: 923.00 Karori South, Deprivation Index: 922.00 Pipitea-Kaiwharawhara, Deprivation Index: 921.00 Grenada North, Deprivation Index: 920.00 Roseneath, Deprivation Index: 919.00 Onslow, Deprivation Index: 916.00 Brooklyn North, Deprivation Index: 916.00 Miramar East, Deprivation Index: 913.00 Grenada Village, Deprivation Index: 910.00 Crofton Downs, Deprivation Index: 910.00 Karori North, Deprivation Index: 910.00 Churton Park South, Deprivation Index: 907.00 Woodridge, Deprivation Index: 904.00 Ngaio North, Deprivation Index: 901.00 Tawa South, Deprivation Index: 900.00 Takapu-Horokiwi, Deprivation Index: 899.00 Karori East, Deprivation Index: 897.00 Makara-Ohariu, Deprivation Index: 896.00 Khandallah South, Deprivation Index: 896.00 Karaka Bay-Worser Bay, Deprivation Index: 895.00 Wadestown, Deprivation Index: 895.00 Ngaio South, Deprivation Index: 894.00 Churton Park North, Deprivation Index: 889.00 Khandallah Reserve, Deprivation Index: 884.00 Khandallah North, Deprivation Index: 883.00 Seatoun, Deprivation Index: 882.00
Source: University of Otago, 2018. Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
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