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Five year age groups

There were 618 people over the age of 85 living in the Masterton District in 2013, with largest age group being 50 to 54 year olds.

The Age Structure of the Masterton District 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 Masterton District'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 Masterton District'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
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Five year age groups (years)Number%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
0 to 41,4496.26.71,3926.26.8+57
5 to 91,5936.86.51,5997.16.8-6
10 to 141,6237.06.41,8218.07.0-198
15 to 191,5456.67.01,6897.57.3-144
20 to 241,2305.37.51,0624.77.3+168
25 to 291,0684.66.51,0264.56.7+42
30 to 341,1524.96.61,1675.27.5-15
35 to 391,1735.06.81,4316.37.9-258
40 to 441,5366.67.61,5877.07.9-51
45 to 491,5456.67.31,7467.77.2-201
50 to 541,7137.37.01,6417.36.1+72
55 to 591,7047.35.81,4466.45.7+258
60 to 641,5606.75.21,2095.34.2+351
65 to 691,2965.64.31,0774.83.4+219
70 to 741,0804.63.28673.82.7+213
75 to 798433.62.38313.72.3+12
80 to 846212.71.85852.61.7+36
85 and over6182.61.64532.01.3+165

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, 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% 85 and over years, Masterton District: 2.6% 80 to 84 years, Masterton District: 2.7% 75 to 79 years, Masterton District: 3.6% 70 to 74 years, Masterton District: 4.6% 65 to 69 years, Masterton District: 5.6% 60 to 64 years, Masterton District: 6.7% 55 to 59 years, Masterton District: 7.3% 50 to 54 years, Masterton District: 7.3% 45 to 49 years, Masterton District: 6.6% 40 to 44 years, Masterton District: 6.6% 35 to 39 years, Masterton District: 5.0% 30 to 34 years, Masterton District: 4.9% 25 to 29 years, Masterton District: 4.6% 20 to 24 years, Masterton District: 5.3% 15 to 19 years, Masterton District: 6.6% 10 to 14 years, Masterton District: 7.0% 5 to 9 years, Masterton District: 6.8% 0 to 4 years, Masterton District: 6.2%
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, Masterton District: +165 80 to 84 years, Masterton District: +36 75 to 79 years, Masterton District: +12 70 to 74 years, Masterton District: +213 65 to 69 years, Masterton District: +219 60 to 64 years, Masterton District: +351 55 to 59 years, Masterton District: +258 50 to 54 years, Masterton District: +72 45 to 49 years, Masterton District: -201 40 to 44 years, Masterton District: -51 35 to 39 years, Masterton District: -258 30 to 34 years, Masterton District: -15 25 to 29 years, Masterton District: +42 20 to 24 years, Masterton District: +168 15 to 19 years, Masterton District: -144 10 to 14 years, Masterton District: -198 5 to 9 years, Masterton District: -6 0 to 4 years, Masterton District: +57
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 Masterton District in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 20.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 14, and 19.1% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 19.5% and 13.2% respectively for the Wellington Region.

The major differences between the age structure of the Masterton District and the Wellington Region were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (5.3% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (4.6% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 35 to 39 (5.0% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (4.9% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2013, Masterton District's population increased by 720 people (3.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.45% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in the Masterton District between 2006 and 2013.

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