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Sunday, 17 February 2019 09:49 pm

Absolutely positively growing – Census VINES

by Sam Duff, Bethany Pearson, Lauren Hertzberg,  Paul Ordish and Oren Oaariki 

WELLINGTONIANS are more educated, earning more and have greater access to internet than in 2006, according to the latest census results. 

The number of those in the city who hold a bachelors degree or above has risen 4 percentage points – with 25 per cent of the local population now university educated.

Earning a larger income become more common, with more than 32,000 people earning  over $100,000 per year – a 73% increase.

Almost 30 per cent more people have access to the internet, rising from 10,5549 in 2006 to 13,6011 in 2013.

Amongst an ageing population, it is men who appear to be living longer, with almost double the amount of those over eighty years old male.

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