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New Zealand Regions, 1986-2001: Population Structures

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  • Ian Pool

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    (University of Waikato)

  • Sandra Baxendine

    (Waikato District Health Board)

  • William Cochrane

    (University of Waikato)

  • James Lindop

    (University of Waikato)

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    Abstract

    The age structure of a region’s population affects many areas of social and economic development across all sectors, including employment, housing, welfare, health and education. This is mainly because different age groups tend to have different needs both at a family level and a social policy level. Also related to this are the differing ethnic structures between the regions, which can explain some regional differences in social and economic factors. Birthplaces are also related to ethnicity. This paper investigates age, birthplace and ethnicity for the period 1986 to 2001 by the Regional Council areas of New Zealand. It also looks at the projected age structures into the future between 2001 and 2021 and the wave effects these may generate.

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    Paper provided by University of Waikato, Population Studies Centre in its series Population Studies Centre Discussion Papers with number dp-53.

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    Length: 59 pages
    Date of creation: 01 Oct 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:wai:pscdps:dp-53

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    Keywords: Age Structure; Ethnic Structure; Birthplace; Regions; New Zealand;

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    1. Simonetta Longhi & Peter Nijkamp & Jacques Poot, 2004. "A Meta-Analytic Assessment of the Effect of Immigration on Wages," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 04-134/3, Tinbergen Institute.
    2. Sarah Hillcoat-Nallétamby & A. Dharmalingam, 2004. "Solidarity across generations in New Zealand: factors influencing parental support for children within a three-generational context," Population Studies Centre Discussion Papers dp-46, University of Waikato, Population Studies Centre.
    3. Sandra Baxendine & Bill Cochrane & Jacques Poot, 2005. "Demographic Change and Transport Needs in the Waikato Region," Population Studies Centre Discussion Papers dp-51, University of Waikato, Population Studies Centre.
    4. Jacques Poot, 2005. "Measuring the Economic Impact of Immigration: A Scoping Paper," Population Studies Centre Discussion Papers dp-48, University of Waikato, Population Studies Centre.
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