The New Zealand Socioeconomic Deprivation Index measures deprivation by small areas and neighbourhoods. Census data is used to create a socio-economic decile scale from 1 (least deprived) to 10 (most deprived). Sometimes this is compressed into quintiles 1 to 5. Tools such as this help public health professionals and district health boards to appropriately distribute health funds and resources. This map shows deprivation in New Zealand by decile scale in 2013.
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Reference: Allan Schori
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