The average population growth over the last decade of 1.7% is above the national average of 1.2%. The lifestyle opportunities along with further service-based growth are likely to attract more new residents to the region.
The average hourly income for Central Otago workers is at or close to the national average. Most residents earn within the medium income range with a minority falling into the low and high income brackets.
|age and gender |
The Central Otago gender split is 50:50 male/female. The median age of 43 years is higher than the national average. This figure reflects the high number of retired people, and the trend for young people to leave the area for overseas travel and training/ education opportunities.