Older New Zealanders are those aged 65 and over. Statistics about older people include detailed information about age, sex, ethnic affiliation, language, religion, families and households, health, and disability status. Also available are details about work, activities and income, housing, where older people live, and their access to amenities such as the Internet.
New Zealand General Social Survey
The New Zealand General Social Survey (NZGSS) provides information on the well-being of New Zealanders aged 15 years and over. It covers a wide range of social and economic outcomes, and shows how these outcomes are distributed across different groups within the New Zealand population.
Reports and articles
- Loneliness in New Zealand: Findings from the 2010 NZ General Social Survey (April 2013)
This report uses New Zealand General Social Survey information to explore patterns of loneliness in adults aged 15 years and older in New Zealand.
- Structural change and the 65+ population
This page contains a series of articles that give a statistical overview of the impact of compositional change in the age structure of New Zealand’s population, with a special emphasis on those aged 65 years and over (the 65+ population).
- New Zealand’s 65+ Population, A statistical volume: 2007
This report aims to bring together key information on the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of older New Zealanders (aged 65 years and over) to assist researchers, planners, policy makers, administrators and others interested in ageing-related issues.
- Demographic Aspects of New Zealand’s Ageing Population
This paper is a summary of the demographic aspects of population ageing in New Zealand and focuses on future ageing.
- Older People's Access to Motor Vehicles: 2006
This report aims to inform government policy that focuses on improving opportunities for older people to participate in society.
- Older New Zealanders – 65 and Beyond: 2004
This report covers the demographic characteristics of older people, where they live, their family and community participation, their health and disability status, their participation in the labour market, and their economic well-being.
- Population ageing in New Zealand – article
This article presents some reflections on population ageing in New Zealand and its likely implications for social and economic planning. It also encourages greater understanding of evolving demographic changes in this area.
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