Future Focus

Future Focus is a planning resource developed by our Public Health unit which provides data and information related to identified health priority areas and priority population groups in the Waikato DHB region.


Future focus promo mapFuture Focus assists with service planning within the region for health and non-health sectors, enables cross-sector alignment of activity and informs service delivery for our Public Health unit. Future Focus has undergone significant changes in the way the information is presented over the last year, to ensure the information is easy to understand, informative and user-friendly. 

Territorial Authority (TA) health profiles

In 2015 a health profile was developed for each Territorial Authority (TA) within our Waikato DHB region which shows the latest statistics on demographics, key health issues, socioeconomic determinants, and projections utilising infographics. Tables show more detailed statistics such as comparisons between TA and DHB, Maori and Non-Maori, and development over time.  

 Click on the Health Profiles below to view for different territorial authorities.  

Māori and Pacific health profiles

A Waikato DHB region specific Māori Health Profile has recently been developed by our Public Health unit.  The profile provides a snapshot of key statistics around the health and wellbeing of the Māori population across the Waikato DHB region.  The health indicators used in this document are reported in an info-graphic style and are arranged according to the three interconnecting elements of the Ministry of Health’s vision for Māori health - Pae ora. The main sources of statistical information contained in this document are from Statistics NZ Census, Waikato DHB Health Register, and Ministry of Health.  We have made a conscious effort whilst providing an overview of the health and wellbeing of Māori across the Waikato region, to highlight Māori positive changes seen over time with health statistics for Māori.  

A Pacific profile is currently under development and due for release end of 2016.

 Future Focus

Waikato DHB health profile [PDF, 332 KB]
 Māori Health Profile l Waikato DHB [PDF, 2.5 MB]
Health profiles of territorial authorities within the Waikato DHB health district:
Thames / Coromandel [PDF, 350 KB]
Hauraki [PDF, 351 KB]
Hamilton City [PDF, 377 KB]
Matamata / Piako [PDF, 349 KB]
Waikato District [PDF, 352 KB]
Waipa [PDF, 349 KB]
Otorohanga [PDF, 354 KB]
South Waikato [PDF, 338 KB]
Waitomo [PDF, 351 KB]
Ruapehu [PDF, 349 KB] 
Documents below are based on older data, but may still be useful.
Māori health [PDF, 1.4 MB]
Children and youth [PDF, 1.7 MB]
Older persons [PDF, 438 KB]
Healthy environments [PDF, 712 KB]
Infectious disease [PDF, 219 KB]
Injuries [PDF, 301 KB]
Chronic conditions [PDF, 533 KB]
Appendix [PDF, 1.1 MB]