Population

This topic provides valuable context to the wellbeing indicators. To understand the wellbeing of New Zealand’s population as a whole, it is important to understand the different populations that live in Aotearoa New Zealand. This includes understanding the various factors that make up the different populations, that is, breaking down population into categories such as:

  • age
  • sex
  • sexual identity
  • household type
  • geographical dispersion.
This topic provides valuable context to the wellbeing indicators. To understand the wellbeing of New Zealand’s population as a whole, it is important to understand the different populations that live in Aotearoa New Zealand.

When the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840, New Zealand’s Maori population was around 80,000 and its European population around 2,000.

 

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