A look at Ma¯ngere’s elec­torate

Manukau Courier - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - KYMBERLEE FER­NAN­DES

The Ma¯ngere elec­torate is home to some of New Zealand’s youngest res­i­dents.

While most are aged 30-49 years at 25.4 per cent, the sec­ond big­gest age group is 5-14 years at 18.6 per cent, fol­lowed by 20-29 years at 15.3 per cent.

The me­dian age of the elec­torate is 27 years.

Ac­cord­ing to Par­lia­ment’s elec­torate pro­file data, 38 per cent of peo­ple aged 15 or older work full­time, 8.7 per cent work part-time, while 8.1 per cent are un­em­ployed.

In terms of home own­er­ship, 34.1 per cent of the elec­torate’s res­i­dents own their own home, while 44.1 per cent pay rent.

The largest eth­nic group in the elec­torate is Pa­cific, at 60.3 per cent, with Euro­pean the next largest, at 20 per cent, fol­lowed by Maori, 15.2 per cent, and Asian, 16.9 per cent.

The elec­torate’s in­come is $53,000.

When it comes to fam­ily in­comes, the largest per­cent­age of peo­ple, at 22.6 per cent, chose not to spec­ify their salary fig­ures.

The sec­ond largest group, at 15.3 per cent, said their fam­ily me­dian in­come was $70,001-$100,000, fol­lowed by 12.9 per cent of peo­ple at more than $100,001, and 6.7 per cent at $50,001-$60,000, and $40,001-$50,000.

In 2014, Aupito Wil­liam Sio from the Labour Party won with 18,908 votes (72.5 per cent).

THE CAN­DI­DATES: Felic­ity Cog­gan:

Is the Com­mu­nist League can­di­date. She is a fac­tory worker hop­ing to fight for work­ers’ rights.

Is the Green Party’s can­di­date. She of­ten vol­un­teers with the Red Cross.

Is the Na­tional Party can­di­date. She’s a busi­ness­woman in the re­tail sec­tor.

Is the MANA Party’s can­di­date. He has lived in Man­gere all his life.

Elaine Dyett: Agnes Lo­heni: James Pa­pali’i:

Is the NZ First Party can­di­date. He runs an

Mataroa Paroro:

IT se­cu­rity ser­vices firm.

Is the Labour Party’s can­di­date and has been the elec­torate’s MP since 2011.

Aupito Wil­liam Sio:

Is the Con­ser­va­tive can­di­date. He is a qual­i­fied Aero­nau­ti­cal En­gi­neer and a vol­un­teer with a youth char­ity.

Is the Ma¯ori Party can­di­date. She has served in lead­er­ship po­si­tions.

Kevin Stitt: Es­ther Tofi­lau-Te­vaga:

KYMBERLEE FER­NAN­DES/STUFF

About 34.1 per cent of the elec­torate’s res­i­dents own their own home.

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