Population estimates (all ages)

The following table shows the 2010 population estimates.

In 2010 the older population had grown by 15.6 percent to an estimated 1,342,280 (Table 3) since 2006. The proportion of older people that are Māori was estimated to be 7.8 percent.

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Table 3: Population estimates, Māori and non-Māori, by age group and gender, 2010
  Māori non-Māori
Age group
(years)
Males Females Total Males Females Total
0-14 117,050 110,610 227,670 341,450 325,350 666,780
15-24 62,810 61,720 124,530 264,080 249,000 513,080
25-49 96,900 109,610 206,520 624,080 662,830 1,286,910
50-64 35,310 38,910 74,220 343,850 355,070 698,910
65+ 14,080 16,860 30,950 244,990 293,220 538,200
Total 326,200 337,700 663,900 1,818,400 1,885,500 3,703,900

Source: Estimated resident population, Statistics New Zealand

Note: Due to rounding, individual figures in this table do not sum to give the stated totals and may differ slightly from other published figures.

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