Changing demographics change service and information

Changing demographics indicates a need for changes to services and information as the population ages and the incidence of disability increases.

The latest Demographic Trends 2010 from statistics New Zealand predicts significant changes in our population.

“People over 65 are 13 percent of the population, at 30 June 2010.

The age structure of the population will continue to undergo gradual but significant changes, resulting in more older people and further ageing of the population.

Half of New Zealand’s population will be aged 43 years and older by 2061, compared with a median age of 37 years in 2009.

The population aged 65 years and over (65+) will surpass one million by the late 2020s, compared with 550,000 in 2009.

Half the New Zealand labour force will be older than 42 years in 2011, compared with a median age of 40 years in 2006 and 36 years in 1991.”

How well this ageing and increasingly disabled population is served depends on the ability of organisations to respond to their service and information needs.

AccEase specialises in this growing under-served market. contact us to find out what you need to know and do and how we can help.