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Older Generation, a Majority in New Zealandís Population

by Savitha C Muppala on  February 15, 2011 at 12:18 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
There have been significant changes in the population of New Zealand in the last 10 years.
 Older Generation, a Majority in New Zealandís Population
Older Generation, a Majority in New Zealandís Population
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Upon studying the statistics, it has become evident that the population of children in the present times has reduced compared to the figures 10 years ago- children 0-14 years comprised 23% of the population a decade ago, compared to only 20% last year.

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On the contrary, the population of the older generation appears to have gone up, for instance, 10 years ago, 12% of the population comprised of older people aged 65 years and above; Last year, older people aged 65 years and above formed 13% of the population.

Explaining the increase in the numbers of people in the older age groups, population statistics manager Bridget Hamilton-Seymour said, "The number of people aged 100 and over has increased significantly during the last 60 years."



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