The Table Shows Information About The Population Of New Zealand From 2011 To 2012

The table below shows information about the population of New Zealand from 2011 to 2012 by age group.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Population of New Zealand from 2011 to 2012

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The table gives information regarding the population of New Zealand in two years – 2011 and 2012. It is evident that the population of New Zealand grew marginally by 0.6% from 4,381,269 in 2011 to 4,410,284 over the given period. Interestingly, the percentages of children under 15 and young people aged between 15 and 39 declined slightly during this time. In 2011, there were 898,160 children in New Zealand. It declined by 0.2% to 896,364 in 2012. The greatest increase was in the population of seniors (65+). Their population grew by 4% from 573,946 to 596,903 over the one year period. There was a small increase in the population of people aged 40 and 64 as well from 1,331,907 to 1,339,898. Overall, it can be seen that while the percentage of children and young adults declined by a small percent during the period, the percentage of middle aged people and seniors increased.

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