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each electorate includes all people who were enrolled at the date of election day roll closure (including people on the unpublished roll).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 3,172 63.63% 1,813 36.37% 4,985
25 - 29 All voters 2,456 61.20% 1,557 38.80% 4,013
30 - 34 All voters 3,088 67.63% 1,478 32.37% 4,566
35 - 39 All voters 3,128 71.42% 1,252 28.58% 4,380
40 - 44 All voters 3,233 73.66% 1,156 26.34% 4,389
45 - 49 All voters 3,175 73.91% 1,121 26.09% 4,296
50 - 54 All voters 3,052 77.82% 870 22.18% 3,922
55 - 59 All voters 2,603 78.50% 713 21.50% 3,316
60 - 64 All voters 2,127 82.35% 456 17.65% 2,583
65 - 69 All voters 1,743 82.57% 368 17.43% 2,111
70+ All voters 3,033 79.56% 779 20.44% 3,812
Total 30,810 72.71% 11,563 27.29% 42,373