Story: Older people

Older Chinese woman (2nd of 3)

Older Chinese woman

This older woman from the Wellington Anglican Chinese community, Soon Yee Ng, is helping Poy Hong Chin to prepare red bean dumplings for the church group's annual bazaar in 1995. The proportion of older people of Asian ethnicity is expected to increase in the 21st century – from 5% in 2013 to 13% by 2038. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1995/3963/8-F

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Peggy Koopman-Boyden, 'Older people - Demographics of older people', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2019)

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