vaccination rates by suburb
vaccination rates by suburb

SocietyFebruary 17, 2022

The vaccination and booster rate for every suburb in New Zealand on an interactive map

vaccination rates by suburb
vaccination rates by suburb

Maps showing the double vaccination and booster rates for every suburb* in the country, updated weekly. Built by the Spinoff’s head of data, Harkanwal Singh.

These maps display the most recent available data, released on Wednesday, February 17.


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These maps are made using Ministry of Health data on the vaccination uptake across the country. In the maps below, the second and booster dose uptake rate is shown as a percentage of that area’s population. This data uses eligible populations for proportion. It excludes children aged 0 to 11 for the second dose map and those aged 0 to 17 for the booster dose map. The population denominator we use is based on Health Service User numbers provided by the Ministry of Health.

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In areas with particularly low populations, the results are suppressed for privacy reasons (displayed on the maps below as “null”). In a few areas, you might get a vaccination count over 100%, owing to population movements. You can zoom into specific areas and hover or click to see vaccination proportion for all population groups. See all the details for an area by hovering, or clicking on it.

This page now includes a searchable table for better accessibility. It is available below the maps.

This area doesn’t look like a suburb. What is it?

The geography is called Statistical Area 2. The SA2 geography aims to reflect communities that interact together socially and economically. In populated areas, SA2s generally contain similarly sized populations.

Why are you not calling it Statistical Area 2 in the headline?

It makes for a really long headline and no one knows what they are.

Where can I learn more about these strange geographies?

Here you go.

The vaccination rates have gone down for my suburb. How is this possible?

Counting people is hard. Ministry of Health estimate for population number has most likely changed. This means now the base for vaccination uptake in your area has changed.

Mad Chapman, Editor
Aotearoa continues to adapt to a new reality and The Spinoff is right there, sorting fact from fiction to bring you the latest updates and biggest stories. Help us continue this coverage, and so much more, by supporting The Spinoff Members.Madeleine Chapman, EditorJoin Members

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