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Service age groups

The Hutt City had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a similar proportion of people at post retirement age than Wellington 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 Hutt City'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 Hutt City's demographic characteristics, the Hutt City'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%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idBabies and Pre-schoolers (0 to 4 )7,2367.46.77,4197.66.8-183
map this data in atlas.idPrimary Schoolers (5 to 11)9,6459.89.010,34110.69.6-696
map this data in atlas.idSecondary Schoolers (12 to 17 )8,1878.37.89,3639.68.6-1,176
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)8,9139.110.68,6378.810.3+276
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)12,25512.513.112,95113.314.2-696
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)21,19521.621.722,69523.223.1-1,500
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)
13,05313.312.911,50511.811.7+1,548
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)
9,2769.49.57,4257.67.7+1,851
Seniors (70 to 84)
7,0417.27.36,1746.36.7+867
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)1,4341.51.61,1851.21.3+249

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 ), Wellington Region: 6.7% Primary Schoolers (5 to 11), Wellington Region: 9.0% Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17 ), Wellington Region: 7.8% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Wellington Region: 10.6% Young workforce (25 to 34), Wellington Region: 13.1% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Wellington Region: 21.7% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Wellington Region: 12.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Wellington Region: 9.5% Seniors (70 to 84), Wellington Region: 7.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), Wellington Region: 1.6% Babies and Pre-schoolers (0 to 4 ), Hutt City: 7.4% Primary Schoolers (5 to 11), Hutt City: 9.8% Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17 ), Hutt City: 8.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Hutt City: 9.1% Young workforce (25 to 34), Hutt City: 12.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Hutt City: 21.6% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Hutt City: 13.3% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Hutt City: 9.4% Seniors (70 to 84), Hutt City: 7.2% Elderly aged (85 and over), Hutt City: 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 ), Hutt City: -183 Primary Schoolers (5 to 11), Hutt City: -696 Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17 ), Hutt City: -1,176 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Hutt City: +276 Young workforce (25 to 34), Hutt City: -696 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Hutt City: -1,500 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Hutt City: +1,548 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Hutt City: +1,851 Seniors (70 to 84), Hutt City: +867 Elderly aged (85 and over), Hutt City: +249
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 Hutt City in 2013 compared to the Wellington 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, 25.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 18.1% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 23.4% and 18.4% respectively for the Wellington Region.

The major differences between the age structure of the Hutt City and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Primary Schoolers (5 to 11)' (9.8% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (9.1% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2013, Hutt City's population increased by 540 people (0.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.08% per year over the period.

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

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+1,851 persons)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+1,548 persons)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-1,500 persons)
  • Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17 ) (-1,176 persons)

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