Ratio of Males to Females
Hello contributors and Census team,
I'm interested in what the 2018 Census might discover regarding the ratio of males to females in contemporary NZ. What did the previous census reveal?
Is the "man-drought" real? For all NZ regions, or only Auckland region? Is it continuing? or abating for younger generations e.g. Millennials?
Is there a shortage of single men between 19 and 39 years?
If so, doesn't this have important repercussions for young people adversely affected by Student Debt, employment, housing, and income insecurity?
I live in Auckland and the observed numbers of single women compared to single men seems to be roughly 1 male to 5 females in the "child-bearing" years. Is this still true, and will the 2018 Census reveal the numbers?
My apologies for focusing on straight males and females looking for life partners; I do not seek to exclude other groups or offend anyone by this question, based as it is on the established male/female polarity.
I know someone who despairs of ever meeting "the one" and she is thinking of going overseas to find a partner. It's all rather depressing and hard to understand.
NZ seems to export well-qualified young men along with the rest of our primary produce.