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    Single women have a problem finding a husband or partner in New Zealand - they outnumber men.

    There are 35,000 more women in the prime marrying age group of 20 to 45, according to Statistics New Zealand and the situation is so bad that a 32-year-old Kiwi woman has as much chance of finding a partner her age as an 82-year-old.

    "The reason being the 82-year-old men are dead and the 32-year-old men aren't there," according to international demographer Bernard Salt, who has studied what he calls the "man drought" in New Zealand and Australia.

    "Young Kiwis in their mid to late-20s leave the country, but it's mostly the women who come back," he said, noting that New Zealand suffered the same male shortage as Mexico.

    "While Mexican men of that age are in America, Kiwi men are in Australia, London, Dubai," Salt said.

    It has long been the custom of young New Zealanders of both sexes to leave their isolated South Pacific homeland for what they call "OE" (overseas experience).

    They usually start in neighbouring Australia and then head for Britain, New Zealand's former Mother Country, which sent its first migrant settlers to New Zealand in the mid-19th century to establish the colony.

    Salt said research indicated that men, eager "to test their mettle in a bigger market," were more likely to stay in the country they went to than women, who tended to return home after a few years to settle down and raise a family.

    A study in 2006 showed that there were one-third more New Zealand women graduates aged between 25 and 30 than similarly qualified men.

    Statistics New Zealand figures show that there are 96,078 more women in New Zealand than men. But Salt said women could find a man, if they knew where to look - not in the cities, but in the countryside where young farmers tend to stay on their land instead of wandering overseas.

    On the Kapiti Coast, 50 kilometres north of the capital Wellington, there are only 89 men for every 100 women in the 15-39 age group.

    But in lesser-populated South Island areas like Southland and the Mackenzie country, in neighbouring Otago province, there are plenty of young men and a shortage of marriageable women, Salt said. He predicted that single women would soon start "geography dating," or using the internet to find "man dams" - places with more available men.

    Salt said this "interactive targeting" of male hotspots could change intra-national migration flows within a decade. It's not just a matter of love and marriage. Business analysts point out that the gender imbalance has serious implications for the economy.

    They say too many young New Zealanders are now spending their peak earning and tax-paying years working overseas and providing little economic return to their native land for the money the state spent to educate and train them.

    Many do not return until close to retirement and are then paid a state pension to which they have made little contribution. Tourism New Zealand - always on the look out for chances to boost the flow of visitors who are so important to the economy - has launched a new marketing campaign aimed at wooing young British men with the enticement of an abundance of desirable and man-hungry Kiwi women.

    Single male tourists thinking of a short holiday in New Zealand may want to rethink their plans and consider staying a bit longer, if they are in the market for a relationship, a spokeswoman said.
    http://www.topnews.in/no-country-sin...zealand-284650


    The 2006 Census counted 3,381,076 New Zealand Europeans, or 73.6% of those who gave their ethnicity. Most census reports do not separate New Zealand Europeans from the broader European ethnic category, which was the largest broad ethnic category in the 2006 Census. Europeans comprised 67.6 percent of respondents in 2006 compared with 80.1 percent in the 2001 census
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_European
    Some one has change It as it read " 59.1% and 2381076 New Zealand Europeans (2006 census; ranges between 2.3 and 3.3 million in various sources)" in May 2011.
    Now is says "73.6% and 3381 076 (2006 census; ranges between 2.3 and 3.3 million in various sources)" .

    ''Have you noticed the lack of men? So far I have only seen girls,'' said Miss Campbell.

    ''Everyone is saying the same thing. What kind of a singles ball would it be without a man,'' said Miss Campbell
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/5479...Stewart-Island

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/54...k-of-the-Irish

    http://www.singlesball.co.nz/homeframe.htm

    More men in New Zealand are having vasectomies than just about anywhere else in the world, and one Auckland University researcher wants to know why.
    http://www.vasectomyreversal.co.nz/o...aspx?id=177651

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    New Zealand Population- 4,370,000
    3.4% of New Zealanders are Chinese.
    The Jewish population is estimated at around 7,000 out of the total New Zealand population of 4.2 million. The majority of New Zealand Jews reside in Auckland and Wellington, though there is also a strong Jewish community in Dunedin, many of them descended from Lebanese settlers in the late nineteenth century.
    17,000 Flipino,
    105,000 Indians
    8,000 Iranians,
    6,024 Iraqis
    According to 2001 statistics, Pakistani Kiwis size around a population of 3,000 Now 5,000.
    In 2006 there were 7,257 Sri Lankans in New Zealand.
    The 2006 New Zealand census found 30,792 Koreans in the country, virtually all fromSouth Korea, making them the third-largest Asian population there.
    In 1961, a mere 41 people were recorded as having been born in Thailand, but this figure rose to over 6,100 in the 2006 NZ census.
    3,000 Turks.
    9,000 Black Africans.
    2006 census, some 4,875 New Zealanders were born in Vietnam.
    In the 2006 census, 131,103 New Zealanders identified themselves as being of Samoan ethnicity.

    A quarter of Auckland will be Asian by 2016
    http://www.whitenewsnow.com/new-zeal...an-2016-a.html

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    Not sure how this works.

    historically there have always been more women then men because of various hazards of life that men go through.

    But in the much safer modern societies there should statistically be more men then women, considering there are more boys born than girls.

    I will say that if your society does not attract men to it, or there are no jobs for them they will leave for better Territory.

    Obviously there will be more women in that case.

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    Hasn't helped me much. All the decent girls seem to be taken.

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    If only Australia/NZ were in the north I'd be more apt to live there.

    I hate heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridder View Post
    If only Australia/NZ were in the north I'd be more apt to live there.

    I hate heat.
    Australia is hot but NZ is very different, In the far North it is hot but It is not very hot in the South Island.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Island

    http://www.realadventures.com/listin...m_1156482d.jpg

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