An older population in 2060


Population ageing is likely to accelerate after 2011 as the large numbers of people born during the two decades after the Second World War turn 65 (which is a standard defining point for the older population).

In 1950, the median age was 30 years. 

In 2009, the median age had climbed to 37 years. 

in 2060, the Statistics New Zealand medium population projection (2008-base) has a median age of 44 years.