Meet the typical Kiwi: Census 2013

SCCZEN_A_04092011NZHNSWYNARD1_620x310The typical Kiwi on Census day 2013 was aged 38, earned $28,500 a year, worked in a service job and owned his or her own home.

Three-quarters were European, even though the Asian population has doubled in 12 years to an eighth of the population, while Maori remained a stable one-seventh. A quarter of the population, including nearly 40 per cent of Aucklanders, were born overseas. But in many ways the changes were not as big as expected.

Home ownership fell marginally despite a seven-year gap since the last Census, couples were slightly more likely to stay together, and more people stayed in the same place they were in seven years ago. More . . .

Author: kiwozikonnections

I am more fortunate than 500 million people in the world - I've never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation. I am richer than 75% of this world - I have food in my refrigerator, clothes on my back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep. I am among the top 8% of the world's wealthy - I have a little money in my wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace .

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