Story: Population change

Non-Māori population by age and gender, 1901–2006

These graphs show the non-Māori population structure by age group and gender, and how it has changed since the mid-19th century. Features which stand out include the significant age and gender imbalances in 1864, the high proportion of children during the late 19th century and the post-Second World War baby boom, and the ageing population shown in the graphs for 1986 and 2006.

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Source: Statistics New Zealand

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Ian Pool and Natalie Jackson, 'Population change - Pākehā age structure and dependency', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

Story by Ian Pool and Natalie Jackson, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 23 Aug 2018 with assistance from Natalie Jackson