New Zealand

Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 1,009,716
  • % of total
  • 21.3%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 1,679,756
  • % of total
  • 35.4%
  • Total pension coverage*
  • 100%
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes
  • Region
  • East Asia & Pacific
  • Income group
  • High income

% of older people (65+) receiving a pension, by type

Data on social pensions

Superannuation

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • Superannuation
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 1898
  • Administrative Organisation
  • Ministry of Social Development
  • Legislative Underpinning
  • Social Security Act (1938)

2015

Government of New Zealand: Retirement (webpage)

Eligibility criteria

Adequacy

2012

Statistics (New Zealand): Group: Social Welfare Benefits and Payments - SOW

Coverage

2012

Statistics (New Zealand): Type of Benefit by Value of Payments

Cost

Resources on the pension in New Zealand

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