Our community

There are around 510,500 people living in the Auckland DHB area. The population is diverse and has varied health needs, with cancer and heart disease remaining the biggest health challenges for our district.

Our aim is to see all our community living healthier lives. Working together, we will help people self-manage their care and provide better health prevention advice and support. In addition, more than half the work done within Auckland DHB hospitals is for people who live outside Auckland city.

Local communities at the heart of health service

To get a better understanding of health needs and how services are used, we have divided our region into nine geographic areas (or localities). We have elected to use the same local board areas as Auckland Council, given our shared interest in promoting health and wellbeing.

The goal of this approach is to put local communities at the heart of health service planning and delivery, and better coordinate and integrate health services at the local level. This will allow individuals, families/whānau and communities to take greater control over their lives to maximise their health.

Public consultations on health in your area

We are committed to discharging our statutory and best practice commitments to community engagement, consultation and procurement. Community engagement and consultation helps the DHB ensure its proposed policy, funding and service changes will improve, promote and protect the health of the people of Auckland City. To participate in confidential online surveys and discussions, visit the Reo Ora website (external link) .

Public consultations that you may be interested in:

Waiheke Island Health Services Review

Thanks to the many people who participated in the Waiheke Health Services Review survey. Thank you for your patience while the results were compiled.

The full report is now available here. [PDF, 1.6 MB]

Transgender health services for the Northern region

Further information and updates on Transgender health services for the Northern region can be found here.

National and regional health information and statistics

The Auckland District Health Board Planning and Funding team in partnership with providers work to achieve the best possible health and independence for people throughout metropolitan Auckland. The team interacts with the health community,  looks at emerging evidence and best practice, analyses data and undertakes health needs assessments, to better understand the health needs of Auckland populations. This information assists in the development of health service plans that enable Auckland DHB to direct activity and funding. 

The following maps show, for the first time on geographical bases, national and regional (locality) health information and statistics that are easy to read and interact with:

If you have difficulty using the maps, please call Dr Mazin Ghafel on 09 6309943 ext 26584 or email: mazing@adhb.govt.nz 

Read more about Auckland populations and their health needs. [PDF, 4.2 MB]

Local health profiles

Click on the local health profiles below for an overview of each locality, including a population breakdown, map of primary care providers, and local health factors.