Story: Older people

Population by age group, 2016-2068

The number of people 65 or over in New Zealand has grown steadily since the late 20th century, and is projected to grow more significantly in the 21st century. It will be the only age group to show such a marked increase.

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Source: Statistics New Zealand: National population projections, by age and sex 2014(base)-2068 (NZ.Stat)

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Peggy Koopman-Boyden, 'Older people - Demographics of older people', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2022)

Story by Peggy Koopman-Boyden, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 Aug 2018