NEW ZEALAND AS A VILLAGE OF 100 PEOPLE
If the population of New Zealand was squashed down into a village of 100 people, what would that look like?
An intriguing question ...
I stumbled across an interesting infographic on the Statistics New Zealand website called "New Zealand as a village of 100 people."
My brain started whirring and I thought to myself, "I really hated statistics at school (I was more of a calculus kinda girl), but this is quite interesting!" and then I thought "I wonder what that would look like as a series of portraits?"
So this is my goal: to photograph 100 New Zealanders and show population of New Zealand in a visual way.
--- Watch this space for the final 100 portraits ---
What does a New Zealander look like?
I've taken data from the 2013 census and planned a series of portraits of what a typical kiwi looks like. Specifically, the three aspects of the data that are able to be portrayed visually: gender, age and ethnicity. So, out of 100 people, this is what a typical New Zealander will look like:
- 51 females
- 49 males
- 0-10 years / 13 people
- 10-20 years / 14 people
- 20-30 years / 13 people
- 30-40 years / 12 people
- 40-50 years / 14 people
- 50-60 years / 13 people
- 60-70 years / 11 people
- 70-80 years / 6 people
- 80+ years / 4 people
- 70 European,
- 14 Maori,
- 11 Asian,
- 7 Pacific Islands,
- 1 Middle East or Africa or Latin America
- (Note: multiple answers were possible, so numbers equal more than 100)
Can you help?
Do you belong to a group that would be interested in being photographed as part of this project? Contact me!
Some more interesting figures ...
- New Zealand's population is 4,242,048 (at the 2013 census)
- Our population has tripled in the last 90 years!
- The median age in New Zealand is 38
- A third of all Maori are under the age of 15
- Our Asian population has doubled in size since 2001
- 1 in every 100 New Zealanders is homeless
Information sourced from the Statistics New Zealand infographic New Zealand as a Village of 100 People.
More info can be found here http://www.stats.govt.nz/Census/2013-census.aspx and here http://www.stats.govt.nz/Census/2013-census/profile-and-summary-reports/2013-census-infographic-nzvillage.aspx and probably also by asking the all-knowing, all-powerful Google.