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The Wellington Region

Five year age groups

There were 7,530 people over the age of 85 living in the Wellington Region in 2013, with largest age group being 40 to 44 year olds.

The Age Structure of the Wellington Region provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of the Wellington Region's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future.

Five year age groups present a classic age profile of the population. Each age group covers exactly five years, which enables direct comparison between each group.

To get a more complete picture the Wellington Region's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Households and Dwelling Type.

Derived from the Census question:

'When were you born?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
Wellington Region20132006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%North Island %Number%North Island %2006 to 2013
0 to 431,3536.77.130,3786.87.1+975
5 to 930,6036.56.930,4206.87.3+183
10 to 1430,0516.46.931,6447.07.8-1,593
15 to 1932,8927.07.032,8777.37.5+15
20 to 2435,4127.56.932,9167.36.7+2,496
25 to 2930,4296.56.229,9646.76.2+465
30 to 3431,0926.66.233,8737.57.0-2,781
35 to 3932,1786.86.435,6827.97.6-3,504
40 to 4435,6317.67.235,5897.97.8+42
45 to 4934,3567.37.132,4097.27.2+1,947
50 to 5433,1267.07.027,3786.16.2+5,748
55 to 5927,5525.86.025,3745.75.6+2,178
60 to 6424,3725.25.319,0474.24.4+5,325
65 to 6920,2624.34.515,4653.43.6+4,797
70 to 7415,2943.23.412,1862.72.8+3,108
75 to 7910,8002.32.410,3802.32.4+420
80 to 848,3821.81.87,5271.71.7+855
85 and over7,5301.61.65,8471.31.3+1,683

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

Five year age structure, 2013
Five year age structure, 2013 85 and over years, North Island: 1.6% 80 to 84 years, North Island: 1.8% 75 to 79 years, North Island: 2.4% 70 to 74 years, North Island: 3.4% 65 to 69 years, North Island: 4.5% 60 to 64 years, North Island: 5.3% 55 to 59 years, North Island: 6.0% 50 to 54 years, North Island: 7.0% 45 to 49 years, North Island: 7.1% 40 to 44 years, North Island: 7.2% 35 to 39 years, North Island: 6.4% 30 to 34 years, North Island: 6.2% 25 to 29 years, North Island: 6.2% 20 to 24 years, North Island: 6.9% 15 to 19 years, North Island: 7.0% 10 to 14 years, North Island: 6.9% 5 to 9 years, North Island: 6.9% 0 to 4 years, North Island: 7.1% 85 and over years, Wellington Region: 1.6% 80 to 84 years, Wellington Region: 1.8% 75 to 79 years, Wellington Region: 2.3% 70 to 74 years, Wellington Region: 3.2% 65 to 69 years, Wellington Region: 4.3% 60 to 64 years, Wellington Region: 5.2% 55 to 59 years, Wellington Region: 5.8% 50 to 54 years, Wellington Region: 7.0% 45 to 49 years, Wellington Region: 7.3% 40 to 44 years, Wellington Region: 7.6% 35 to 39 years, Wellington Region: 6.8% 30 to 34 years, Wellington Region: 6.6% 25 to 29 years, Wellington Region: 6.5% 20 to 24 years, Wellington Region: 7.5% 15 to 19 years, Wellington Region: 7.0% 10 to 14 years, Wellington Region: 6.4% 5 to 9 years, Wellington Region: 6.5% 0 to 4 years, Wellington Region: 6.7%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in five year age structure, 2006 to 2013
Change in five year age structure, 2006 to 2013 85 and over years, Wellington Region: +1,683 80 to 84 years, Wellington Region: +855 75 to 79 years, Wellington Region: +420 70 to 74 years, Wellington Region: +3,108 65 to 69 years, Wellington Region: +4,797 60 to 64 years, Wellington Region: +5,325 55 to 59 years, Wellington Region: +2,178 50 to 54 years, Wellington Region: +5,748 45 to 49 years, Wellington Region: +1,947 40 to 44 years, Wellington Region: +42 35 to 39 years, Wellington Region: -3,504 30 to 34 years, Wellington Region: -2,781 25 to 29 years, Wellington Region: +465 20 to 24 years, Wellington Region: +2,496 15 to 19 years, Wellington Region: +15 10 to 14 years, Wellington Region: -1,593 5 to 9 years, Wellington Region: +183 0 to 4 years, Wellington Region: +975
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 five year age groups of the Wellington Region in 2013 compared to the North Island shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 19.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 14, and 13.2% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 21.0% and 13.8% respectively for the North Island.

The major differences between the age structure of the Wellington Region and the North Island were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (7.5% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (6.4% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2013, the Wellington Region's population increased by 22,359 people (5.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.7% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in the Wellington Region between 2006 and 2013.

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