Data shows those in their 40s will never earn as much as they do, & those in their late 70s & 80s are still working, employed in low-paying jobs.

• Acc. to Statistics New Zealand, those in their 40s earn the most throughout their career, while those in the 15-19 age bracket earn the lowest income.

• New Zealander’s weekly avg. earnings is recorded at $1086, but it went into a downward spiral based on their age bands.

• Earners aged 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59 & 65 up earn a weekly avg. of $356, $691, $970, $1325, $1323, $1292, $1144 & $825, respectively.

• The data indicates there are a number of people in their late 60s, 70s and perhaps 80s who are still working, employed in low-paying jobs.

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