The number of people aged 65 years or older (65+) living in New Zealand is likely to hit 1 million by 2028, Stats NZ said today.
Population projections show that while there are currently about 842,000 people aged 65+, this number will continue to increase over the next 50 years.
“The number of people aged 65+ years is increasing by about 80 people a day and is likely to reach 1 million people within six years,” population estimates and projections manager Hamish Slack said.
The number of people in these older ages could reach 1.3 million around 2040, and 1.5 million by the 2050s.
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