as New Zealand faces population change
A “significantly ageing population” and declining fertility rates were just some realities the New Zealand population faces the coming decade, an expert says.
Professor Paul Spoonley said that by 2030, there may be six million kiwis, with 1.5m of them living overseas.
The former vice-chancellor of Massey University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, who retired in April this year, spoke to members of the public at Havelock North’s function centre on Wednesday evening.
Spoonley said New Zealand’s population would be “clustered in Auckland, dependent on migration, and concerns would continue when it came to a shortage of workers.