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In 2018, 6.1% of the population in Woodridge were regular smokers.
Smoking is the major cause of preventable disease in New Zealand. Data on smoking prevalence is used by those working in the health sector to:
'Do you smoke cigarettes regularly (that is, one or more a day)?', and 'Have you ever been a regular smoker of one or more cigarettes a day'
|Smoking behaviour||Number||%||Wellington City %||Number||%||Wellington City %||2013 to 2018|
|Never smoked regularly||975||79.7||72.5||669||69.0||63.9||+306|
|Not stated / included||--||--||--||81||8.4||7.6||-81|
|Total population aged 15+||1,224||100.0||100.0||969||100.0||100.0||+255|
Analysis of smoking behaviour in Woodridge in 2018 compared to Wellington City shows that there was a lower proportion of people were regular smokers, a lower proportion of people who were ex-smokers and a increased by proportion of people who had never smoked regularly.
Overall, 6.1% of Woodridge's population were current smokers, 14.2% were ex-smokers and 79.7% had never smoked regularly, compared with 8.4%, 19.1% and 72.5% for Wellington City respectively.
The largest change in the smoking behaviour of the population in Woodridge between 2013 and 2018 was:
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