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DHB population profiles 2021-2031 (PDF)

Effective workforce planning and development is informed by the current population profile and anticipates future population size and composition. Population projections provide vital information to help people involved in workforce planning determine what services they need to offer in the future; and the workforce changes needed to reach those service goals.

This resource summarises Statistics New Zealand’s population projections updated for 2020 specifically for the Ministry of Health. Statistics New Zealand produce the information according to assumptions provided by the Ministry, and based on the 2018 Population Census. The projections take account of current and potential future changes in migration caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Population projections are summarised in the tables provided here by DHB-locality and region, for each year from 2021 to 2031 inclusive. The information is reported in total, and by age and ethnic groups.

This information supports people doing workforce planning to profile their DHB-locality’s current and future population. The information helps users to explore the future population changes they need to consider in their planning and development activities.

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