National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis (NIDEA)
NIDEA is the only national institute of demographic and population-focused research in Aotearoa New Zealand. It undertakes research that helps inform choices and responses to the demographic, social and economic interactions that are shaping Aotearoa New Zealand's future. NIDEA is also the only national research institute that offers a research-led major in population studies and graduate degrees in population studies and demography.
NIDEA has produced maps at the SA2 level to show how spatial accessibility to Covid-19 vaccination services varies across Aotearoa. These maps pull together vaccination service data from HealthPoint and vaccination rates from the Ministry of Health. The data underlying these maps is available for download to help Māori, Iwi, Pacific, and community organisations target their outreach at a micro-scale.
With increased attention to COVID-19 vaccination as a critical component of our COVID-19 elimination strategy, NIDEA has developed a dashboard to ensure up-to-date vaccination rates can be viewed for our population by age, ethnicity and DHB region.
A user-friendly dashboard has been created to allow visualisation of age-specific, crude and age-standardised vaccination rates for first and second doses, and for users to understand the equity implications of our vaccination delivery strategies. Population distributions and rate ratios are also presented.
The dashboard is currently updated weekly, using vaccination data from the Ministry of Health, with population denominator from the Health Service User database. Ethnicity data is prioritised, and age bands starting at 12 years to align with vaccination eligibility.
Previous weeks' dashboards are available here
Check out NIDEA researchers’ recent publications on vaccine access, hesitancy and acceptance:
New Zealand Medical Journal
Jesse Whitehead, Nina Scott, Polly Atatoa Carr, Ross Lawrenson
The Lancet: Regional Health
Kate C. Prickett, Hanna Habibi, Polly Atatoa Carr
NIDEA researchers are internationally and locally recognised and work across the four inter-connected themes below:
Dr Jesse Whitehead, in Science Media Centre,why are rural communities more vunerable to covid 19? 14 October 2021
Professor Francis Collins and Professor Tahu Kukutai on the Spinoff, New Zealand's population future, 20 August 2021
Associate Professor Polly Atatoa Carr, Dr Jesse Whitehead and Dr Kate Prickett in the Conversation, The real challenge to covid 19 vaccination rates, 2 June 2021
Ngā Kete Mātauranga: Māori scholars at the research interface (edited by Jacinta Ruru and Linda Waimarie Nikora)
Chapter by Professor Tahu Kukutai on Māori demography
Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Policy
Maggie Walter, Tahu Kukutai, Stephanie Russo Carroll, and Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear
Intersections of Inequality, Migration and Diversification: the politics of mobility in Aotearoa/New Zealand
Rachel Simon-Kumar, Francis L. Collins and Wardlow Friesen