New Zealand’s Hidden Megathrust Fault
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At the 2006 Census, the median age of New Zealand’s Sole Parents was 42.9
Sole mothers tend to be younger than partnered mothers, with a median age of 37 years in 2006, compared to 39 years for mothers in two-parent families. Conversely, sole fathers tend to be a little older than partnered fathers, with a median age of 42 years in 2006, compared to 41 years for fathers in two-parent families.
At the 2006 Census, two thirds of New Zealand’s Sole Parents had been
previously married or in a civil union .... 13 per cent were widowed (median age 63 years)
The majority of ex-nuptial births are to women aged 30-34 years, followed by
women aged 25-29 years. Rates are lower than they were in 1972 for every
age group except 35-39 and 40-44 years, for whom ex-nuptial births have
Underemployment in New ZealandThe underemployment measure identifies people with a job who face a partial lack of work. It is useful to look at the underemployment rate in combination with the unemployment rate; together these two measures provide a more comprehensive view of how much potential labour there is readily available in the labour force. Compared with other OECD countries, New Zealand has a high underemployment rate but a lower unemployment rate.
“These reforms will see ordinary New Zealanders sanctioned, work tested, drug tested and work ability assessed,” says Ms Thompson.