Europeans dominate Auckland’s affluent areas

Census-based affluence and deprivation indices provide us with a snapshot of the distribution of Auckland’s ethnic groups across the city’s poorest and wealthiest neighbourhoods. Maori and Pacific people constitute only 9 per cent of the population of the most affluent areas, but 58 per cent of the population in the most deprived neighbourhoods.

On the other hand, European individuals constitute roughly three quarters of the population of Auckland’s affluent areas, but only a quarter in the most deprived areas (Figure 1).


Source: NZ Census, 2006; Magnus Affluence Index, Magnus Consulting Ltd; NZDep2006, Wellington School of Medicine and PHI Unit, Ministry of Health.

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