UV exposure

This section includes statistics about UV exposure in New Zealand, and how it can affect our health. 

Our main exposure to UV (ultraviolet) radiation is through sunlight. Too much UV exposure can cause skin cancer, while too little UV exposure can lead to vitamin D deficiency.

About UV exposure and health

Information about how UV exposure can affect our health.

Indicators at a glance – UV exposure

Summary of the latest indicators about UV exposure and health

UV exposure


Daily UV levels

Information on UV Index levels in New Zealand.

Health effects



Statistics on melanoma cancer registrations and deaths in New Zealand.


Non-melanoma skin cancer

This section provides statistics on non-melanoma skin cancer deaths in New Zealand.  You can download a factsheet from the Downloads box.


Vitamin D deficiency

Statistics on vitamin D deficiency in New Zealand adults.