< link rel="DCTERMS.isreplacedby" href="http://sirhumphreys.com" > Sir Humphrey's: Statistics for Dad


SITE MOVED:Sir Humphrey's has moved

Please join us at our new site: www.sirhumphreys.com.

The RSS feed for sirhumphreys.com is now here.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Statistics for Dad

To acknowledge the positive role of fathers, Statistics New Zealand offers the following facts about fathers for Father's Day on Sunday:

# A baby will be a Father's Day present for an estimated 140 men this year.
# The average age of fathers of new babies is 33 years, but one in 100 babies has a father aged 50 years or over.
# Today's newborn babies have fathers who are, on average, five years older than their own fathers were when they were born.
# Fathers with children aged under a year old manage 42 minutes less sleep than the average of 8.5 hours.
# Over a lifetime, fathers have seven fewer Father’s Days, on average, than mothers have Mother’s Days. This is because men generally start parenting later in life and women have a longer life span.
# More than a quarter (27 percent) of babies born in New Zealand last year were to fathers who were not themselves born in New Zealand. This compares with 21 percent a decade ago.
# Father’s Day coincides with the start of a build-up in hardware sales leading up to Christmas.

Cathryn Ashley-Jones
Acting Government Statistician

Happy Fathers Day to all Dads
· Linked Article

Posted by ZenTiger | 9/04/2005 12:13:00 pm