Voter Turnout Statistics

This data provides a breakdown of voting statistics for the 2017 General Election by age and Māori descent. Data is also available for the 2014 General Election.

You can filter the results by electorate and Māori descent, or download the full statistics as an Excel file.

In this report 'voters' means electors who cast a vote. 'Non-voters' means electors who were eligible to cast a vote and who did not vote. 'Total enrolled' for each electorate includes all people who were enrolled at the date of election day roll closure (including people on the unpublished roll). The electorate reported for a voter is the electorate that the person was enrolled in at the time of election day roll closure.

The number of non-voters reported is calculated from the total enrolled population and the number of votes cast by electors enrolled in the electorate. The difference between the total numbers of voters in this report and in the official results is due to a combination of votes disallowed due to the voter not being enrolled, dual votes and clerical errors in the marking of the master roll. Information about electors of Māori descent is based on electors who have self-identified as being of Māori descent on their enrolment application.

Age range Descent Voters Voters as % of total enrolled Non-voters Non-voters as % of total enrolled Total enrolled
18 - 24 All voters 230,783 69.27% 102,381 30.73% 333,164
25 - 29 All voters 183,209 67.56% 87,958 32.44% 271,167
30 - 34 All voters 191,438 70.88% 78,653 29.12% 270,091
35 - 39 All voters 200,650 74.31% 69,357 25.69% 270,007
40 - 44 All voters 217,663 77.80% 62,093 22.20% 279,756
45 - 49 All voters 248,192 80.01% 62,023 19.99% 310,215
50 - 54 All voters 248,967 81.91% 54,979 18.09% 303,946
55 - 59 All voters 251,537 84.11% 47,537 15.89% 299,074
60 - 64 All voters 222,242 86.23% 35,482 13.77% 257,724
65 - 69 All voters 201,523 88.21% 26,925 11.79% 228,448
70+ All voters 409,650 86.35% 64,767 13.65% 474,417
Total 2,605,854 79.01% 692,155 20.99% 3,298,009