Statistics NZ UAC (Urban Accessability Classification) map

The Statistics NZ UAC map represents the new statistical rural/urban classification. It includes a significantly sized peri-urban population, but does not differentiate rural areas with different levels of health services.

In the proposed version 1  and version 2 Geographic Classification for Health maps, rurality is defined as beginning 25 minutes travel time from the outer perimeter of larger urban centres. There are then increasing degrees of rurality as travel time increases.

The base unit of all the maps is the Statistics NZ small area unit (SA1), meaning that they can all be used to compare health related outcomes using nationally collected data sets.

North Island UAC map example

South Island UAC map example

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please click on the PDF map below to see in more detail.

South Island UAC

North Island UAC

To see this in more detail please go to:https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/rural-urbannz/documents-presentations/ and view the Logic Document in the Appendix.

 

The population numbers in each category are presented in tables below

Stats NZ UAC Table

Stats NZ UAC URP Maori Under 5 5 to 19 years 65+ Male Female
Major urban 2,406,708 299,265 151,767 473,709 299,358 1,184,754 1,221,708
Large urban 662,463 159,684 43,935 135,693 113,862 321,003 341,385
Medium urban 401,337 63,216 23,814 75,921 86,595 193,401 207,909
Urban subtotal 3,470,508 522,165 219,516 685,323 499,815 1,699,158 1,771,002
High 192,171 26,256 11,349 40,746 26,217 96,990 95,175
Medium 369,822 69,519 22,230 75,666 60,924 186,636 183,252
Periurban subtotal 561,993 95,775 33,579 116,412 87,141 283,626 278,427
Low 454,353 97,620 28,467 88,245 85,749 228,672 225,564
Remote 179,370 48,729 11,241 34,206 35,388 90,768 88,707
Very Remote 32,964 11,337 1,788 5,829 7,044 16,746 16,173
Rural Subtotal 666,687 157,686 41,496 128,280 128,181 336,186 330,444

 

 

 

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