NZ population could hit 6 million in 2036

NZ population could hit 6 million in 2036
EY partner Chris Money. (Image: Supplied)
Oliver Lewis
Politicians should have greater confidence to invest in infrastructure due to population growth outstripping official projections, a consultant says.Last year, EY partner Chris Money carried out work suggesting New Zealand could grow to 6 million people by 2038.Due to record migration – in the year to January, net migration was 133,800 – he had to revise the forecast. In an interview with BusinessDesk, Money said NZ could reach 6m people by 2036.Using 2022 as a base year, Statistics NZ says – at the 50% percentile – NZ w...

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