22 Jun 2009

Auckland workforce of 1 million forecast by 2031

7:24 pm on 22 June 2009

The workforce of the Auckland region will grow by 40% to reach 1 million by 2031, according to projections from Statistics New Zealand.

The agency has analysed past trends and made a series of forecasts. It says the Auckland region's population may reach 2 million in the next 22 years.

That figure includes a 146% increase in people aged 65 and over to more than 329,000.

However, it says the number of children under 15 will only grow by 19% to 354,500.