Our population is ageing

Our population is getting older.  The next generation of older people will live longer, be healthier, more skilled and more educated. They are much more likely to remain in the workforce – and to want to. Our country will be much more diverse, with an increasing proportion of older people who are Māori, Pacific or Asian. We want to hear from today's seniors as well as the next generation of seniors- people who are aged in their 40s and 50s now.

Population growth

They are much more likely to remain in the workforce – and to want to.

Seniors employment

Our country will be much more diverse, with an increasing proportion of older people who are Māori, Pacific or Asian.

Maori population growth

We need a strategy - not just for today’s seniors but for the seniors of tomorrow. Between 29 June and 24 August we are consulting throughout New Zealand to find out what matters to you.

Consultation publications

Read our consultation document here.

We have developed short snapshots on key topics:

You can order copies of these publications here.

We’ve asked some experts to tell us what they think that future looks like. We’ll be publishing these over the coming weeks. The following are available now:

For a different point of view

Home ownership

Work satisfaction

How to take part

We need your thoughts and ideas. Even if you don’t want to make a formal submission for the consultation, we’d still like to hear from you.

You can:

Contact us

If you have any questions, queries or feedback, contact us at ageing_population@msd.govt.nz

Consultation closing date

The consultation closes on 24 August 2018