"Coromandel Electorate One of NZ's Most Mature"
"Coromandel Electorate One of NZ's Most
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.
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
”The Coromandel has everything to offer the
discerning constituent; a lovely environment, beautiful
beaches, and close knit towns and communities.”
up the coast from Wellington, shares the honour of having
the oldest median age. Mangere has the youngest median age
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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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.
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