New study: Kiwi men more baby-crazy than Kiwi women
- 40% of single NZ men definitely want children
- Only 38% of single women feel the same
- Women are also more likely than men to say no to the idea of kids
- The broodiest city in the country is Opotiki, in the Bay of Plenty
- Singles from Alexandra in Otago are the most likely to NOT want kids
The large-scale study, which was carried out by dating site EliteSingles, analysed anonymous, randomly selected data from 44,000 single New Zealanders aged 18-45. The analysis paid attention to one particular question: Do you want to have children? Participants were required to answer yes, no, or maybe - which allowed the EliteSingles researchers to cross-check the data against gender and location and determine the facts about who wants babies in NZ.
Men, women, and the baby question
Interestingly, and contrary to popular stereotype, it’s actually Kiwi men who are the cluckier gender. While 40% of men said that they would definitely like to have children, only 38% of women feel the same way. What’s more, 18% of women insist that they do not want children, while just 11% of men would say no to the idea of kids.
So, where in NZ should you go if you want to meet a broody single? If it’s a baby-mad man you’re after, then try Wellsford near Auckland– it’s a town where 58% of single men want kids. The broodiest women can be found in Waikanae, near Wellington, where 53% of single women are sure that they want a baby.