Monday, February 25, 2013

Quick international comparison

Statistics NZ has just issued this handy table. NZ isn't top or bottom in any category except % population under 15 years old. Ours is highest (due to the Polynesian population):

International comparisons with our top five visitor source countries


Brendan said...

Interesting to note our GDP per capita is approximately half that of the USA, and we are only kept off the bottom of the table by China.

This highlights productivity as an issue for us Kiwi's and why so many are in low paid employment.

Lindsay Mitchell said...

Without checking, in the 50s/60s NZ was near or at the top of GDP per capita rankings.