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 2016 is 12,272.

Gender

Female: 59% (Total: 7,229)
Male: 41% (Total: 5,043)

Ethnicity

NZ European/Pakeha: 77% (Total: 9,362)
Māori: 8% (Total: 956)
Not stated: 5% (Total: 666)
Pacific Island: 4% (Total: 518)
Other: 4% (Total: 523)
Asian: 2% (Total: 247)

Age

0-21: 9% (Total: 1,115)
22-64: 27% (Total: 3,301)
65-79: 16% (Total: 1,908)
80+: 48% (Total: 5,948)

Region

Wellington: 27%: (Total: 3,271)
Central North Island: 26% (Total: 3,172)
Auckland & Northland: 22% (Total: 2,679)
Christchurch: 16% (Total: 2,019)
Dunedin: 9% (Total: 1,131)

Eye conditions*

Macular disease: 35% (Total: 6,033)
Cataract: 10% (Total: 1,526)
Glaucoma: 7% (Total: 1,192)
Pseudophakia: 4% (Total: 643)
Hereditary Retinal Dystrophy: 4% (Total: 601)
Other: 41% (Total: 7,068)
*Total number of eye conditions noted is more than the total number of people as some clients present with multiple conditions.