Story: Wairarapa region

Wairarapa and New Zealand population by age group, 2013

The Wairarapa has a lower proportion of young adults than New Zealand as a whole. This reflects the exodus of young people from the region once they have finished secondary school. Most leave for tertiary education and greater job opportunities in cities.

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Source: New Zealand census, 2013

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa region - A divided region', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 May 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 1 Mar 2017