Saturday, November 25, 2023

David Farrar: Demographics of the new Ministry

There are 28 Ministers in the ministry – 19 National, 5 act and 4 nz first.

17 are electorate mps and 11 are List MPs.

17 (61%) are men and 11 (39%) women.

8 of the 28 are Māori, or 29%. this is more than twice as much as the share of the adult population.

25% are in their 20s or 30s, 39% in their 40s, 25% in their 50s and 11% aged 60+.

46% are from Auckland, 25% from rural areas, 14% from provincial cities. 11% from wellington and 4% from Christchurch. 89% are from the North Island.

David Farrar runs Curia Market Research, a specialist opinion polling and research agency, and the popular Kiwiblog where this article was sourced. He previously worked in the Parliament for eight years, serving two National Party Prime Ministers and three Opposition Leaders.


Basil Walker said...

Without being pedantic ,but definitely parochial , excluding Christchurch only 7% from the whole South Island who by natural charisma and work ethic will produce a greater share than the rest in future productivity and GDP.
Time for the whole of South Island single maori ( Te Tai Tonga) seat to be dispensed with and integrated into a Central Otago seat and the residual reallocated within existing South Island electorates increasing accessible MP representation

DeeM said...

Fascinating, I'm sure.
But all I want to know is are they COMPETENT, FAIR, REASONABLE and do they believe in DEMOCRACY and EQUAL RIGHTS for ALL.
I don't care what colour they are, what bits they have down below, their age, or where they live.

Because we all know the other side of the House (turn sharp Left when you enter) is the antithesis of all these wonderful attributes and they are unfit to govern a country, let alone be in Opposition.

Barend Vlaardingerbroek said...

This is not an article but the raw data that an article should develop from.
Analysis should include comparing frequencies by age, sex and so on with those of the general population. Inferential stats tests should be applied to determine whether any deviations from the expected frequencies are statistically significant or not i.e. have a less than 1 in 20 chance of being spurious.

Anonymous said...

what's this infantile obsessions with identity stats? i thought that was primarily the domain of the far-left!

how about the distribution of left/right handed? distribution by height, weight, BMI, bone density, BP, etc?

Ken S said...

That has to be the most utterly pointless article ever to (dis)grace these pages.