This post updates the tale of New Zealand’s mortality to 2020, the year of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Over a century of New Zealand longevity
The rich data set of cohort life tables provided by StatsNZ shows how much population longevity has improved and how variation in lifespans has reduced. Continue reading
New Zealand longevity update, 2021
New data gives new estimates for how long New Zealanders might live. The trends haven’t changed: later generations live longer than earlier, and retirement planning should still consider a likely lifespan to age 90 to 95. Continue reading