2014 General Election Voter Turnout Statistics

For the first time, we have been able to provide a breakdown of voting statistics by age and Māori descent.The 2014 General Election is the only election for which this information is available.

Use the dropdown menu below to filter the results by electorate and Māori descent, or download the full statistics as an Excel file by clicking here (XLSX 179.89 KB).

In this report 'voters' means electors who were eligible to cast a vote and who voted.  '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each electorate includes all people who were enrolled at the date of election day roll closure (including people on the unpublished roll).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 disallowed votes, 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 2,042 55.06% 1,667 44.94% 3,709
25 - 29 All voters 1,506 58.62% 1,063 41.38% 2,569
30 - 34 All voters 2,052 69.56% 898 30.44% 2,950
35 - 39 All voters 2,578 76.14% 808 23.86% 3,386
40 - 44 All voters 3,327 78.23% 926 21.77% 4,253
45 - 49 All voters 3,435 80.18% 849 19.82% 4,284
50 - 54 All voters 3,633 82.29% 782 17.71% 4,415
55 - 59 All voters 3,452 85.49% 586 14.51% 4,038
60 - 64 All voters 3,451 88.76% 437 11.24% 3,888
65 - 69 All voters 3,591 90.91% 359 9.09% 3,950
70+ All voters 7,574 90.72% 775 9.28% 8,349
Total 36,641 80.02% 9,150 19.98% 45,791