23 Jun 2009

Auckland work force tipped to reached 1 million

5:13 am on 23 June 2009

The workforce of the Auckland region is forecast to grow by 40% to reach one million by 2031.

Statistics New Zealand says the region's total population may reach 2 million in the next 22 years.

That includes an increase of 146% in those aged over 65. In comparison, the number of children under 15 will grow by 19%.