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Timaru District Quarterly economic monitor - September 2020

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Health Enrolments

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Highlights for Timaru District

  • The number of people enrolled with a primary health organisation in Timaru District in the year to September 2020 increased by 1.5% compared with the previous year. Growth was lower relative to New Zealand, where the number of enrolments increased by 2.3%.
  • An average of 47,640 people were enroled with primary healthcare providers in Timaru District in the 12 months ended September 2020. This compares with an average of 46,362 since the start of the series in 2013.

National overview

Population growth is slowing, with health enrolment figures rising at a slower pace of 2.3%pa over the 12 months to September 2020. Recent months have driven the deceleration in population growth, with total health enrolments in the September 2020 quarter up just 1.7%pa – the slowest since the end of 2018. The key driver of New Zealand’s population growth – migration – has collapsed. Although there are a steady stream of people moving through Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) facilities, migration estimates from Stats NZ point towards a collapse in inward migration since COVID-19 forced New Zealand to close its borders. Net migration over the last six months has been just 2,513, compared to nearly 30,000 for the same period in 2019.