Hamilton City Quarterly economic monitor - September 2019

Health Enrolments

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Highlights for Hamilton City

  • The number of peaople enrolled with a primary health organisation in Hamilton City in the year to September 2019 increased by 4.9% compared with the previous year. Growth was higher relative to New Zealand, where the number of enrolments increased by 2.0%.
  • An average of 158,631 people were enroled with primary healthcare providers in Hamilton City in the 12 months ended September 2019. This compares with an average of 148,929 since the start of the series in 2013.

National overview

The number of people enrolled at a primary health organisation continues to grow, with enrolments up 2.0%pa over the 12 months to September 2019. Health enrolment growth has sped up over the last year, with more than 100,000 more people enrolling over the period. Over the same period, the estimated national population grew by 1.7%pa according to Statistics NZ. Although not a perfect measure, health enrolments provide timely and understandable insights into changes in local populations.