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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


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