At the Local Government New Zealand national conference, pre-eminent demographer Professor Natalie Jackson presented on the issues relating to New Zealand’s ageing population.
The Stuff and NZ Herald (through Bernard Hickey’s write up) highlighted the concern about having a plan for New Zealand’s ageing population.
New Zealand’s rapidly changing demography and ageing population is a huge issue for the country and has potentially large impacts on infrastructure management, and infrastructure service provision.
I featured these issues in my June 2013 Ingenium Conference paper.
In February 2013, Waugh Infrastructure Management invited Professor Natalie Jackson to talk and discuss in detail issues concerning New Zealand’s demography.
Clients from Canterbury and North Otago attended the day-long seminar, which was held in Timaru.
We made a video recording of the seminar so that those who weren’t able to attend may get the chance to view and learn from it.
Posted above is the third and final video of three videos.
It includes an hour-long session with Professor Jackson, which covers Canterbury Region demography in detail, looking at the trends and issues for each local government area.
The methodology, analysis, and insights are transferrable to other New Zealand regions.
These videos may be centered on New Zealand’s setup but the demographic issues are common among OECD nations, China, Russia and parts of Eastern Europe.
The methodology and analysis used is transferable across countries and will give valuable insights to those watching, who may be interested in a similar analysis in their own countries.
The day-long seminar was designed to inform infrastructure management professionals and provoke discussion about the path forward which is not going to be the same as the past 30-40 years.
My hope is that you will take time to watch and gain important insights from this video.
You may hold discussions with your colleagues on the same topic.
This is the 3rd of three videos we have published.
Did you miss watching the first two videos? Click the links below:
- NZ Demography – Professor Natalie Jackson Calls for Plan on Ageing Kiwis
- Demography – Professor Natalie Jackson Answers Questions