About Te Whatu Ora | Health New Zealand - Taranaki

Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is the new national organisation delivering health care services across Aotearoa New Zealand.

Te Whatu Ora will be working closely with Te Aka Whai Ora (the new Māori Health Authority) and the Ministry of Health over the next two or three years to deliver a people-centred, equitable, accessible and cohesive service that will be nationally planned, regionally delivered, and locally tailored.

For more information go to tewhatuora.govt.nz

Population Profile

According to the 2018 Census, Te Whatu Ora Taranaki serves a population of 117,561 people. This is approximately 2.5% of the New Zealand population.

Within Taranaki, the Māori population is projected to increase to 23.4% of the total population by 2033. The European, Māori, Pacific and Asian populations have grown since 2006, as at the 2018 Census. Taranaki has 84.8% identified as European, 19.8% as Māori as compared to 15.7% nationally, 2.1% as Pacific and 4.5% as Asian.

Note: Where a person reported more than one ethnic group, they have been counted in each applicable group. As a result percentages do not add up to 100%.

Age Structure

Our population is ageing and older than the national average, and is expected to age further in the future. The total number of people over the age of 65 is 20,436 (17.4% of the population).

A total number of people under the age of 24 are 37,599 (32.0%), the number of Māori in this age group is 3,933 which represent 39.1% of Māori in the region. 24.0% of Māori population is under 15 years as compared to 19.6% of the total population.

Read more in our Annual Report


Contact us:

Executive Office
Phone: 06 753 6139
Email corporate.contacts@tdhb.org.nz

Private Bag 2016
New Plymouth 4340
New Zealand


Last updated: Thursday, August 25, 2022

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