New Zealanders are living longer, and our older population is growing faster than our younger population.
New Zealanders are living longer
Independent life expectency at birth, non-Māori females
Independent life expectency at birth, Māori females
Many of our later years are lived with a disability
Māori and non-Māori life expectancy at age 65
Our older population is becoming more ethnically diverse
Projected growth of population 75+ by ethnicity (with 20-year percentage increase)
Our older population is growing faster than our younger population
Not only is our older population growing, it is growing faster than the overall population. This will result in higher percentages of people in older age groups.