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The Ageing of the New Zealand Population, 1881-2051 - WP 03/27

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Table 6 – Historical and projected age distribution of the New Zealand population
0-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80+ Total Population (millions)
0-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80+ Total Population (millions)
1881 31% 21% 17% 14% 11% 5% 2% 1% 0% 100% 0.490
1886 30% 22% 16% 13% 11% 6% 2% 1% 0% 100% 0.579
1891 27% 23% 17% 12% 10% 7% 3% 1% 0% 100% 0.627
1896 24% 24% 18% 12% 9% 7% 4% 1% 0% 100% 0.703
1901 22% 22% 20% 13% 9% 7% 5% 2% 0% 100% 0.773
1906 22% 20% 21% 15% 9% 6% 5% 2% 0% 100% 0.889
1911 22% 18% 20% 16% 10% 7% 4% 2% 0% 100% 1.008
1916 23% 18% 15% 17% 12% 7% 5% 2% 1% 100% 1.099
1921 21% 19% 16% 16% 13% 8% 5% 2% 1% 100% 1.219
1926 20% 19% 16% 14% 14% 9% 5% 2% 1% 100% 1.344
1936 16% 18% 17% 14% 12% 11% 7% 3% 1% 100% 1.491
1945 21% 15% 15% 14% 12% 9% 8% 4% 1% 100% 1.604
1951 21% 15% 15% 14% 12% 9% 8% 4% 1% 100% 1.939
1956 23% 16% 13% 14% 12% 9% 7% 4% 1% 100% 2.174
1961 23% 18% 12% 13% 12% 10% 7% 4% 2% 100% 2.415
1966 23% 19% 13% 12% 11% 10% 7% 4% 2% 100% 2.677
1971 21% 20% 15% 11% 11% 10% 7% 4% 2% 100% 2.863
1976 19% 20% 16% 12% 10% 9% 7% 4% 2% 100% 3.129
1981 17% 19% 16% 14% 10% 10% 8% 5% 2% 100% 3.143
1986 15% 18% 17% 15% 11% 9% 8% 5% 2% 100% 3.263
1991 16% 16% 16% 15% 13% 9% 8% 5% 2% 100% 3.374
1996 16% 15% 15% 16% 14% 10% 7% 5% 3% 100% 3.618
2001 15% 15% 13% 15% 14% 11% 8% 6% 3% 100% 3.737
2006 14% 15% 13% 14% 15% 12% 8% 5% 3% 100% 4.109
2011 12% 14% 14% 13% 15% 13% 10% 6% 4% 100% 4.248
2016 12% 13% 14% 12% 13% 14% 11% 6% 4% 100% 4.379
2021 12% 12% 13% 13% 12% 14% 12% 8% 5% 100% 4.506
2026 12% 12% 12% 13% 12% 13% 12% 9% 5% 100% 4.622
2031 11% 12% 12% 13% 13% 11% 12% 10% 6% 100% 4.714
2036 11% 12% 11% 12% 13% 11% 12% 11% 8% 100% 4.776
2041 11% 12% 11% 11% 13% 12% 11% 11% 9% 100% 4.807
2046 10% 11% 12% 11% 12% 13% 11% 10% 10% 100% 4.814
2051 10% 11% 12% 11% 12% 13% 12% 9% 10% 100% 4.806

Source – 1881-1976 Census data cited in (Bloomfield 1984: II.5, II.6, II.23); 1981-2051 Census data and Series 4 projections accessed from Statistics New Zealand website www.stats.govt.nz on 8 July 2003.

Note – Maori are excluded until 1951.

Figure 15 – Life expectancy, males
SNZ Total and Maori: Statistics New Zealand (2000: 102) and Statistics New Zealand (2002a: Table 4.10); NZCMS Maori, Pacific, and Non-Maori Non-Pacific: Ajwani et al. (2003: Appendix Table 24).

Note – NZCMS refers to “New Zealand Cohort Mortality Study”. The figure shows the ‘prioritised’ NZCMS series.

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