Question: The line graph shows the percentage of New Zealand population from 1950 to 2050.

The chart compares how the demographic structure of New Zealand changes from 1950 and its estimations until 2050.

Overall, there is a projection of a rise in the share of people aged 0-14 and 38-45, while the opposite trends are predicted in the figures for the 25-37 age group and the most senior age group. Despite this, New Zealand inhabitants aged 65 or plus are likely to account for the highest percentage of the total throughout the period.

In 1950, the proportion of the eldest citizens in New Zealand started at just above 60%, after which it reached a peak at 70% in 1990, before being expected to drop to around 55% 60 years later. A similar change can be seen in the figure for those aged 38-45, which increased from about 25% in 1950 to shy of 50% in 1990, followed by an anticipation of a steady decrease to exactly 40% at the end of the period.

Just over 20% of New Zealand residents were from 25 to 37 years old in 1950, with a considerable decline to 10% until 2000 and a prediction of such a reduction to approximately 1% in 2050. Conversely, the data of the youngest group grew slightly from about 5% in 2015 to 10% in 2000, followed by a projection of a dramatic rise to 20% at the end of the period.



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