Kōrero: Farm families

Age profiles of rural people, 1951

Age profiles of rural people, 1951

In the early 1950s rural populations had higher proportions of children than urban areas. The working age population (15–65) was also younger than that in the cities. There were fewer retired people in rural areas as people moved to towns and cities in later life.

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Source: S. H. Franklin, ‘The age and sex structure of North Island communities’. In John Forster, ed., Social process in New Zealand: readings in sociology. Auckland: Longman Paul, 1969, p. 60

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Emma Dewson and Jock Phillips, 'Farm families - The rise of the family farm, 1880–1970', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/graph/19833/age-profiles-of-rural-people-1951 (accessed 18 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Emma Dewson and Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008