Story: Workforce composition

‘Retirement at last’

‘Retirement at last’

Older people are more likely than others to be outside the workforce. However, retirement at age 65 is no longer automatic and many people choose to work for at least 10 years more. Others are happy to retire as soon as possible, like the man in this painting, ‘Retirement at last', by Trevor Moffitt.

Using this item

Christchurch Art Gallery - Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Oil on board by G. T. Moffitt

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Paul Callister and Robert Didham, 'Workforce composition - The size of the workforce', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 June 2022)

Story by Paul Callister and Robert Didham, published 11 Mar 2010