Currently, the median age for people in the Whangārei District is 41.8 years.
For New Zealand, as a whole, the median age is 38 years. The median age is projected to be 46.1 years in the year 2043.
18.2% of people in the Whangārei District are aged 65 years and over. By 2043, this is projected to increase to 28.6%.
The District has an older resident population than that of New Zealand overall. This has major implications on the demand for services and future planning and results in significant social, economic and cultural impacts on the District.
Our senior residents continue to contribute to our local economy through both paid and unpaid activities. Of Whangārei’s volunteer workforce, 24% are aged 65 years and over.
Senior Statistics(PDF, 152KB)