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each electorate includes all people who were enrolled at the date of election day roll closure (including people on the unpublished roll).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 Māori 45,503 61.84% 28,084 38.16% 73,587
18 - 24 Non-Māori 185,280 71.38% 74,297 28.62% 259,577
25 - 29 Māori 34,398 61.64% 21,409 38.36% 55,807
25 - 29 Non-Māori 148,811 69.10% 66,549 30.90% 215,360
30 - 34 Māori 30,142 64.23% 16,786 35.77% 46,928
30 - 34 Non-Māori 161,296 72.28% 61,867 27.72% 223,163
35 - 39 Māori 30,410 68.85% 13,756 31.15% 44,166
35 - 39 Non-Māori 170,240 75.38% 55,601 24.62% 225,841
40 - 44 Māori 32,019 72.06% 12,417 27.94% 44,436
40 - 44 Non-Māori 185,644 78.89% 49,676 21.11% 235,320
45 - 49 Māori 34,445 74.08% 12,049 25.92% 46,494
45 - 49 Non-Māori 213,747 81.05% 49,974 18.95% 263,721
50 - 54 Māori 32,443 75.79% 10,362 24.21% 42,805
50 - 54 Non-Māori 216,524 82.91% 44,617 17.09% 261,141
55 - 59 Māori 31,106 78.84% 8,351 21.16% 39,457
55 - 59 Non-Māori 220,431 84.91% 39,186 15.09% 259,617
60 - 64 Māori 24,219 81.33% 5,559 18.67% 29,778
60 - 64 Non-Māori 198,023 86.87% 29,923 13.13% 227,946
65 - 69 Māori 18,719 84.46% 3,443 15.54% 22,162
65 - 69 Non-Māori 182,804 88.62% 23,482 11.38% 206,286
70+ Māori 25,576 82.03% 5,602 17.97% 31,178
70+ Non-Māori 384,074 86.65% 59,165 13.35% 443,239
Total 2,605,854 79.01% 692,155 20.99% 3,298,009