National demographic indicators for New Zealand – where does your area rank?
.id is proud to announce the launch of our New Zealand National Demographic Indicators Series (NDIS). The table ranks all Territorial Authorities (TAs) on a range of demographic measures.
We have put the Demographic Indicator Series online as a public resource, for all interested individuals and organisations. A lot of fun, the indicators allow you to compare your place against all other Territorial Authorities (TAs). You can answer all sorts of interesting questions such as:
- Which area has the highest median income in New Zealand?
- Where is the highest proportion of over 65s?
- Which TA has the largest households?
- What is the most diverse area based on those born overseas?
Access the New Zealand National Demographic Indicators.
The indicators we’ve included are sourced from the 2013 Census of Population and Households, except for Estimated Resident Population, which is updated annually. They are broken into 4 categories as follows:
- Population (Estimated Resident Population, aged under 5, aged over 65, median age, Maori population, born overseas, residents who moved over 5 years).
- Education and Work (public transport to work, degree or higher qualification, unemployed).
- Health & Wellbeing (regular smokers, deprivation index)
- Households (median household income, average household size, large dwellings, access to the internet)
The indicators are arranged by local TA – so pick your area, and you can rank ascending or descending on each indicator. The numbers on the left show you where your area ranks among all TAs within the nation.
Data notes explain the relevance of each indicator, and there is a little orange arrow at the end of each row, which takes you to more extensive .id’s demographic and economic information tools for that area if they are a subscriber.
So, enjoy exploring the rankings on each of the demographic indicators. And the answers to those questions at the top?
- Which area has the highest median income in New Zealand? (Wellington, $91,100)
- Where is the highest proportion of over 65s? (Thames Coromandel District, 27%)
- Which TA has the largest households in New Zealand? (Porirua City, 3.01 average household size)
- What is the most diverse area based on residents born overseas? (Auckland City, 36.5%)
In future blogs, we’ll explore some of the more interesting rankings, and look at why these areas rank very high or low on particular indicators.