Latest statistics

Latest stats at a glance

The following statistics are taken from the Blind Foundation’s Annual Report 2015 to give a snapshot of the Blind Foundation community.

The total number of people registered with the Blind Foundation as at July 2015 is 12,109.

Gender

Female: 59% (Total: 7,166)
Male: 41% (Total: 4,943)

Ethnicity

NZ European/Pakeha: 77% (Total: 9,310)
Māori: 8% (Total: 919)
Not stated: 5% (Total: 642)
Pacific Island: 4% (Total: 506)
Other: 4% (Total: 490)
Asian: 2% (Total: 242)

Age

0-21: 9% (Total: 1,111)
22-64: 27% (Total: 3,253)
65-79: 15% (Total: 1,794)
80+: 49% (Total: 5,951)

Region

Wellington: 27%: (Total: 3,230)
Central North Island: 26% (Total: 3,095)
Auckland & Northland: 22% (Total: 2,639)
Christchurch: 16% (Total: 2,004)
Dunedin: 9% (Total: 1,141)

Eye conditions*

Macular disease: 35% (Total: 5,426)
Cataract: 10% (Total: 1,526)
Glaucoma: 7% (Total: 1,115)
Retinopathy: 4% (Total: 569)
Other: 44% (Total: 6,869)
*Total number of eye conditions noted is more than the total number of people as some clients present with multiple conditions.