January 18th, 2010
In its report, the 2025 Productivity Task Force points out the typical NZer has less than the typical Australian here are some examples:
• The average size of a new Aust house or apartment built in 2007 was 212m2. In NZ, the comparable average was 193m2.
• Australians have 619 cars per 1000 people, while NZers have 560.
• NZers work more to earn lower incomes: 887 hours a year are worked per head of population, as compared with 864 hours in Aust.
• Australians live longer: 81.1 years, compared with 80.2 years in NZ.
• Fewer people in Australia (111 per 100,000 people) die of heart disease each… year than do in NZ (127 per 100,000 people).
• Many fewer people die on the roads there: 7.8 each year per 100,000 people in Australia, 10.1 each year in NZ.
• Australians have more televisions (505 per 1000 people) than NZers do (477 per 1000 people).
• And there are more broadband subscribers (10.3 per 100 people, compared with 8.1 per 100 in NZ).
• There are more cinemas per million people in Aust (92.4) than NZ (82.2).
• And more mobile phones (906 per 1,000 people versus NZ’s 861 per 1.000).
• Australians drink more than NZers: both alcohol (9.8 litres per capita versus 8.9 litres) and fruit juice (34.4 litres per capita versus 24.8).
But there are some measures on which NZers have more than Australians. Australia has 34.9 McDonalds outlets per million people, but NZ has 36.9 per m.
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