We've just hit a milestone in the national retirement village population with a new study revealing the number of new village units being planned and habitation of existing complexes. Of equal interest to investors, banks, developers, demographers, managers and residents are some unexpected trends in the data. The study has tracked and documented patterns and activity, where the most village units are being built, who's behind the expansion, why, and the rise of an entirely new type of operator.

More than 40,000 Kiwis now live in retirement villages, says an in-depth investigation of the multi-billion-dollar retirement sector.

The number of

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