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NZ has 3m people and 60m sheep: FICTION
Sheep numbers peaked at 70.3m in 1982, when we had 3.2m people. But we now have only 31.1m sheep and 4.4m people.

More women are remaining childless: FACT
The proportion of women aged 45 to 49 years who were childless has risen from 9 per cent in 1981 to 13 per cent in 2006.

NZ is in the middle of a baby boom: FICTION
The average number of children each woman can expect in her lifetime fell from 4.3 in 1961 to less than 2 around the year 2000. It rose slightly to 2.18 in 2008 but by March this year it is 2.04.

NZ women have their first child at age 30: FICTION
The median age for women giving birth last year was 30, but the median age for having a first child was around 28.

Almost half of all Kiwis will soon be non-European: FICTION
By 2026, 16 per cent will be Maori, 16 per cent Asian and 10 per cent Pacific – but 70 per cent will still be European or be mixed race.

The average woman lives six years longer than the average man: FICTION
While true in the 1980s, the gap has closed to 3.7 years. On current death rates, a baby boy born today can expect to live 79.1 years and a baby girl 82.8 years.

Half of all marriages end in divorce: FICTION
There are roughly 20,000 marriages and 10,000 divorces every year, but only 35 per cent of couples who married in 1986 divorced before their 25th anniversaries in 2011.

Couples tend to divorce after seven years: FICTION
The peak divorce rate is only four years after marriage and divorce becomes steadily less likely with every year after that.

There’s a brain drain: FICTION
On average over the past 15 years we’ve lost 300 labourers a year, and net losses of most other unskilled groups, but we’ve gained 1570 professionals a year because of our skills-based immigration policy.

NZ’s population is drifting north: FICTION
A net inflow to Auckland up to 1996 has reversed. Since 2001 there has been a net outflow of people from Auckland to the rest of the country, although Auckland still gains more from overseas.

At least 1m Kiwis live overseas: Maybe.
There are 483,000 NZ-born people in Australia, about 58,000 NZ-born in Britain and 73,000 in the rest of the world, a total of 614,000. But you could easily get to around 1m if you count New Zealanders’ children and NZ citizens who were not NZ-born.


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