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"Coromandel Electorate One of NZ's Most Mature"

"Coromandel Electorate One of NZ's Most Mature"


Coromandel MP Scott Simpson says he’s not surprised his electorate has been revealed as one of New Zealand’s most senior.

According to just-released figures from the 2013 Census, the median age of people in the Coromandel electorate is 47.9 years. That’s almost a decade older than the national median age of 38.

Mr Simpson says “It’s no surprise that we have an older population in the Coromandel. I’d prefer we were known as New Zealand’s most mature electorate rather than the oldest.”

”The Coromandel has everything to offer the discerning constituent; a lovely environment, beautiful beaches, and close knit towns and communities.”

Otaki, up the coast from Wellington, shares the honour of having the oldest median age. Mangere has the youngest median age of 27.9.

As well as showing information about age within an electorate, 2013 Census electorate tables captures a variety of personal, family, and household information.

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