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

Life expectancy considerations for pension policy, by ethnicity, New Zealand

Deaths are still high at young and middle ages within Māori and Pacific groups. This analysis shows the scale of the challenge to improve health outcomes and reduce deaths at young and middle ages, but also shows that, over time, more people of all ethnic groups can expect to receive the public pension for longer. Continue reading