Women giving birth in New Zealand
By type of birth, 2006–2015
Birth procedure type codes are only available for women giving birth at a maternity facility.
Women giving birth at home are assumed to have a spontaneous vertex (normal) delivery.
Women may have more than one birth procedure for each pregnancy so a priority system is used to allocate one procedure type per pregnancy.
Deprivation quintiles are based on the area of residence for the woman or baby. They range from 1 (least deprived) to 5 (most deprived), according to the 2006 New Zealand Deprivation Index. Approximately equal numbers of the population reside in areas associated with each of the five deprivation quintile areas.
This publication uses prioritised ethnicity, whereby each person represented in the data is allocated to a single ethnic group using the priority system Māori > Pacific peoples > Asian > European > Other. The aim of prioritisation is to ensure that where it is necessary to assign people to a single ethnic group, ethnic groups that are small or important in terms of policy are not swamped by the European ethnic group.
Data provided by
Report on Maternity 2015
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Downloads' from the right-hand column.
Import & extraction details
File as imported: Report on Maternity 2015
From the dataset Report on Maternity 2015, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: BirthType
- Provided: 280 data points
This data forms the table Maternity - Women giving birth by type of birth 2006–2015.
Dataset originally released on:
August 19, 2017
Purpose of collection
To provide annual health statistics about women giving birth, their pregnancy and childbirth experience and the characteristics of live-born babies in New Zealand.
Method of collection/Data provider
Population data for rate calculations was provided by Statistics New Zealand.