Proposed Geographic Classification for Health Maps- Version 1

The major evolutionary steps between versions are:

UAC to Version 1

  • Fewer categories
  • The urban cores and their peri-urban zones are combined to create functional urban areas. The size of the peri-urban zones areas are standardised and based on existing rationale for health service access and our understanding of what constitutes ‘rural health services’
  • Major anomalies are corrected in the medium urban category i.e. base hospital facilities in medium urban areas are recognised
  • The differences in the health services provided in major urban vs large urban vs medium urban areas is recognised by allocating each to a different category.

 

Example of Map Version 1 South Island

Examaple of  Map Version 1 North Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on the PDF maps below to see Version 1 in more detail.

South Island V1

North Island V1

Distance drive times

To see this in greater detail please go to:https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/rural-urbannz/documents-presentations/ and view the Logic document and you will find it in the Appendix of the document.

 

The population numbers in each category are presented in tables below.

Version 1 Table

Version 1 URP Maori Under 5 5 to 19 years 65+ Male Female
 U1 2,961,855 381,111 186,879 588,987 387,714 1,459,242 1,502,361
 U2 880,776 205,392 55,386 178,104 160,584 430,293 450,411
Urban subtotal 3,842,631 586,503 242,265 767,091 548,298 1,889,535 1,952,772
 R1 592,128 116,835 35,967 113,001 115,176 295,212 296,880
 R2 189,411 54,864 12,042 36,714 36,501 96,318 93,108
 R3 75,018 17,424 4,317 13,209 15,162 37,905 37,113
Rural Subtotal 856,557 189,123 52,326 162,924 166,839 429,435 427,101

 

 

 

Hawkdun Range near St Bathans

 
 
 

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