Story: Older people

Older Pacific women (3rd of 3)

Older Pacific women

In this photograph from 2005, Niuean woman Tifa Ikitoelagi (aged 75) dances with others at the Pasifika Festival in Auckland. In the 21st century indicators suggested that the proportion of the older population who identify themselves as Pacific Islanders will increase, from 7.8% in 2013 to 10% in 2038. 

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Peggy Koopman-Boyden, 'Older people - Demographics of older people', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

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