Many Aucklanders are prosperous and have high living standards, but there are significant levels of socio-economic deprivation, often in distinct geographic areas.
Income, employment, health and education outcomes are different in various parts of Auckland, and there are distinct patterns across broad ethnic and age groups.
In part this is due to unequal access to education and employment opportunities. Along with high and often unaffordable housing costs, this is resulting in fewer Aucklanders being able to fully prosper.
As Auckland continues to grow, we need to play our part in ensuring that all Aucklanders can benefit from the social and economic prosperity that growth brings and can participate in and enjoy community and civic life.
Māori are over represented in the areas of socio-economic deprivation. Current data tells us that while socio-economic indicators for Māori are improving, Māori are not benefitting from Auckland's success in comparison to most other Aucklanders. In housing, Māori have:
- higher rates of household crowding
- low home ownership rates
- less stability due to high rents.
More than 50 per cent of Māori in Auckland are under the age of 25 and Māori are estimated to continue, , to have a relatively young population over the next 30 years. This means tamariki and rangatahi remain a priority focus.
Income levels of Auckland's Māori are directly related to employment in lower paying jobs.