20-year age gap between general electorate populations

20-year age gap revealed between general electorate

24 June 2014

The median age of
people living in the Coromandel and Otaki electorates (47.9
years) is 20 years older than that of people in Mangere
(27.9 years), according to the latest 2013 Census figures
released by Statistics New Zealand today.

As well as
showing the age, ethnicity, and education levels within each
electorate, 2013 Census electorate tables capture a variety of personal, family,
and household information. They show that people in the
Ohariu electorate have the highest median personal income,
at $42,400, while people in Dunedin North have the lowest,
at $19,000.

“Lots of students live in Dunedin North, so
this figure isn’t surprising,” General Manager 2013
Census Gareth Meech said.

“It’s interesting to see
that both the highest and lowest median household incomes
are at the top of the North Island, with Epsom at $130,400
and Northland at $53,400,” Mr Meech said. Median household
income here is derived using all people of any age in a

Wellington Central is the most highly educated
electorate in the country, with 47 percent of people in that
electorate having a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) or
higher. In Mangere, the figure is 9.5 percent – the lowest
in the country.

Census electorate tables show the census
usually resident population count within each general
electorate across the country, and can be used to get a
demographic profile of each electorate. The tables use the
2014 electorate boundaries, which the Electoral Commission
released in April 2014. (See
2014 electorate boundaries – key

Other highlights from the information in the
tables include:
• highest proportion of usual residents
with Asian ethnicity: Botany (39.7 percent)
• highest
proportion of usual residents born in Asia: Mt Roskill (57.9
• highest proportion of usual residents in
households with access to the Internet: Epsom (94.1
• highest proportion of usual residents in
households that own or partly own their dwelling:
Waimakariri (64.8


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