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Household Labour Force Survey Estimated Working-age Population: December 2011 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  02 February 2012

Household Labour Force Survey Estimated Working-age Population: December 2011 quarter  –  Media Release

The Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) estimated working-age population is based on national resident population estimates that are adjusted to be consistent with the scope of the HLFS.

The working-age population is an estimate of the usually resident, non-institutionalised, civilian population of New Zealand aged 15 years and over. It provides the benchmark figure for the number of people in the labour market each quarter – results from the HLFS are then summed to this figure.

Statistics New Zealand releases the data to help analysts model changes in the labour market more accurately.

Household Labour Force Survey estimated working-age population(1)(2)
By age group and sex
Mean, quarter ended 31 December 2011
Age group
(years)
Working-age population
Males Females Total
(000)
15–19  160.7  152.9   313.7 
20–24   167.2  158.3 325.4
25–29   146.2   147.8   294.0
30–34   130.9 141.8 272.7
35–39   134.9 149.7 284.6
40–44   148.1 163.5  311.6 
45–49   152.2 163.7 316.0
50–54   145.7 154.2 299.9
55–59   127.0 132.3 259.3
60–64  115.8 120.5 236.2
65+   262.8  299.8  562.7
Total 1,691.4 1,784.6 3,476.0

1. The civilian, non-institutionalised, New Zealand resident population aged 15 years and over. The working-age population is derived from the estimated resident population aged 15 years and over by excluding military personnel and people usually resident in institutions within this age group.
2. The working-age population is based on 2006 Census data and is updated using early estimates of births, deaths, and net permanent and long-term migration.
Note: Individual figures may not sum to stated totals due to rounding.

Source: Statistics New Zealand
 
Geoff Bascand 2 February 2012
Government Statistician  

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