Environmental Health Indicators
Population vulnerabilityTaupori whakaraerae
This section provides information about our population and its connection with the environment.
Explore information about populations that affect, or that are affected by, the environment. Discover which groups of the population are more vulnerable to particular environmental hazards.
Domain lead: Kylie Mason
Social vulnerability indicators for natural hazards
Presents a set of social vulnerability indicators for natural hazards, pandemics (such as COVID-19), and other emergencies in New Zealand for 2018, and online tools for exploring these indicators.
Who is more vulnerable to environmental hazards?
Identifies population groups who are more at risk from environmental hazards in New Zealand.
Population size and change
Statistics on where people live and changes over time. Explains how population size and growth can affect the environment and our health.
Describes the age structure of New Zealand’s population. Explains why children and older adults are more at risk from environmental hazards.
Describes the ethnic distribution of New Zealand's population. Explains why some ethnic groups are more at risk from environmental hazards.
Socioeconomic deprivation profile
Describes the New Zealand Index of Deprivation (NZDep). Explains why people living in more deprived areas are more susceptible to environmental risks.
Describes the urban-rural profile of the New Zealand population. Explains the environmental hazards people living in urban and rural areas are exposed to.