There are around 494,000 people living in the Auckland DHB area. The population is diverse and has varied health needs. Cancer and heart disease remain 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.

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.


Take part in our surveys & forums

We have a number of ongoing initiatives that allow you to get involved; to talk with us and other people in our wider community about how we can improve health outcomes and the services we deliver.