Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Marlborough – biggest drop in number of teenage smokers


Marlborough – biggest drop in number of teenage smokers

4 February 2014

Latest results from the 2013 Census show that the Marlborough region has seen the biggest percentage decrease in the number of smokers aged 15–19 years.

2013 Census regional summary tables – part 2, released today, gives an interesting impression of the Marlborough region and its districts.

“For instance, the number of 15–19-year-olds in Marlborough who smoke regularly decreased 55.1 percent since the 2006 Census. This was the biggest percentage decrease in the number of smokers in this age group in the country, and represents 309 fewer young people lighting up,” Census General Manager Sarah Minson said.

In last year’s census, 11.7 percent of Marlborough residents aged 15–19 years reported being regular smokers, down from 22.7 percent in 2006.

Of all Marlborough adults, 23.7 percent reported receiving income from New Zealand Superannuation or the Veteran’s Pension in last year’s census, the highest proportion in the country. The total number of Marlborough residents receiving income from this source increased 25.6 percent since 2006.

“This local breakdown of census information is some of the most important, as it will help communities and service providers plan for the future,” Ms Minson said. “Providers of local services such as health, education, community, and recreational facilities can use census data to form a picture of the region and what it needs to succeed.”

2013 Census regional summary tables – part 2 has more information on topics such as religion, relationship status, occupation, and smoking.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Midwives On Pay Equity: Historic Bill Of Rights Case For High Court

“We have been left with no choice.” That from Karen Guilliland, the Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives, as the organisation prepares to file a pay parity discrimination case on the basis of gender under the NZ Bill of Rights Act in the High Court. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Children’s Commission Report On CYF

Accusing the overworked and underfunded staff at Child, Youth and Family of a “dump and run culture of neglect” is the kind of luxury that a Children’s Commissioner can afford to indulge in from his own comfy perch in the bureaucracy. More>>

ALSO:

Mt Eden Prison: Serco Inquiry Extended

A two month delay to the Government investigation into prison fight clubs shows the extent of problems within the Serco circus, says Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis. More>>

ALSO:

Health And Safety: Late Addition Of National Security Provisions A Concern

The New Zealand Law Society has expressed its significant concerns at the last-minute addition to the Health and Safety Reform Bill of provisions for a closed material procedure for court proceedings where national security is involved. More>>

ALSO:

Rugby And Beer: World Cup Alcohol Bill Passes

ACT MP David Seymour’s Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Extended licensing hours during Rugby World Cup) Bill completed its third reading by 99 to 21... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news