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Service age groups

The Far North District had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a similar proportion of people at post retirement age than Northland Region in 2013.

The Age Structure of the population is the most widely used component of the Census. It is an indicator of an area’s residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future. The Far North District's age demographics are indicative of the area’s era of settlement and provide key insights into the level of demand for services and facilities (as most services and facilities are age-specific).

To get a more complete picture of the Far North District's demographic characteristics, the Far North District's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Family and Household type data.

Derived from the Census question:

'When were you born?'

Total population

Age structure - Service age groups
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Service age group (years)Number%Northland Region %Number%Northland Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idBabies and Pre-schoolers (0 to 4 )3,9517.17.03,9067.06.9+45
map this data in atlas.idPrimary Schoolers (5 to 11)5,79010.410.16,55811.711.2-768
map this data in atlas.idSecondary Schoolers (12 to 17 )5,0889.18.85,88310.510.2-795
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)3,5766.46.73,4296.16.7+147
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)4,4558.08.75,2659.49.8-810
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)10,11618.218.712,06021.621.8-1,944
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)
8,55915.414.87,79414.013.5+765
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)
7,76713.913.16,06610.910.3+1,701
Seniors (70 to 84)
5,57110.010.24,2337.68.3+1,338
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)8581.51.96481.21.4+210

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Age structure, 2013
Age structure, 2013 Babies and Pre-schoolers (0 to 4 ), Northland Region: 7.0% Primary Schoolers (5 to 11), Northland Region: 10.1% Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17 ), Northland Region: 8.8% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Northland Region: 6.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), Northland Region: 8.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Northland Region: 18.7% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Northland Region: 14.8% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Northland Region: 13.1% Seniors (70 to 84), Northland Region: 10.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), Northland Region: 1.9% Babies and Pre-schoolers (0 to 4 ), Far North District: 7.1% Primary Schoolers (5 to 11), Far North District: 10.4% Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17 ), Far North District: 9.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Far North District: 6.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), Far North District: 8.0% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Far North District: 18.2% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Far North District: 15.4% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Far North District: 13.9% Seniors (70 to 84), Far North District: 10.0% Elderly aged (85 and over), Far North District: 1.5%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in age structure, 2006 to 2013
Change in age structure, 2006 to 2013 Babies and Pre-schoolers (0 to 4 ), Far North District: +45 Primary Schoolers (5 to 11), Far North District: -768 Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17 ), Far North District: -795 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Far North District: +147 Young workforce (25 to 34), Far North District: -810 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Far North District: -1,944 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Far North District: +765 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Far North District: +1,701 Seniors (70 to 84), Far North District: +1,338 Elderly aged (85 and over), Far North District: +210
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of the Far North District in 2013 compared to the Northland Region shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 26.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 25.5% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 25.9% and 25.2% respectively for the Northland Region.

The major difference between the age structure of the Far North District and the Northland Region is:

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (13.9% compared to 13.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2013, Far North District's population decreased by 111 people (0.2%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.03% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2006 and 2013 were in the age groups:

  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-1,944 persons)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+1,701 persons)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+1,338 persons)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (-810 persons)

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