Story: Workforce composition

Workforce by gender, age and ethnicity, 2006

These four graphs show the age structure of the workforce for the four main ethnic groups. Pākehā have by far the largest proportion of older workers, partly because their total population is, on average, older. Most ethnic groups show a similar age pattern for male and female workers, apart from Pacific Islanders, where fewer women than men are working in almost every age group.

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Source: Statistics New Zealand

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Paul Callister and Robert Didham, 'Workforce composition - Ethnicity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 November 2020)

Story by Paul Callister and Robert Didham, published 11 Mar 2010