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The Napier City had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of people at post retirement age than New Zealand 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 Napier 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 Napier City's demographic characteristics, the Napier 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
Napier City20132006Change
Service age group (years)Number%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2006 to 2013
Babies and Pre-schoolers (0 to 4 )3,8286.76.93,6456.66.8+183
Primary Schoolers (5 to 11)5,2899.29.45,51410.010.1-225
Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17 )4,9058.68.35,1669.39.2-261
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)4,3867.79.64,1797.59.6+207
Young workforce (25 to 34)5,6169.812.16,43211.612.9-816
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)11,16319.520.611,82921.422.6-666
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)7,71613.513.27,15212.912.1+564
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)6,91212.110.15,2119.48.1+1,701
Seniors (70 to 84)6,01510.58.05,2239.47.2+792
Elderly aged (85 and over)1,4132.51.71,0081.81.4+405

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 ), New Zealand: 6.9% Primary Schoolers (5 to 11), New Zealand: 9.4% Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17 ), New Zealand: 8.3% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), New Zealand: 9.6% Young workforce (25 to 34), New Zealand: 12.1% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), New Zealand: 20.6% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), New Zealand: 13.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), New Zealand: 10.1% Seniors (70 to 84), New Zealand: 8.0% Elderly aged (85 and over), New Zealand: 1.7% Babies and Pre-schoolers (0 to 4 ), Napier City: 6.7% Primary Schoolers (5 to 11), Napier City: 9.2% Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17 ), Napier City: 8.6% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Napier City: 7.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), Napier City: 9.8% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Napier City: 19.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Napier City: 13.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Napier City: 12.1% Seniors (70 to 84), Napier City: 10.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), Napier City: 2.5%
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 ), Napier City: +183 Primary Schoolers (5 to 11), Napier City: -225 Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17 ), Napier City: -261 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Napier City: +207 Young workforce (25 to 34), Napier City: -816 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Napier City: -666 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Napier City: +564 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Napier City: +1,701 Seniors (70 to 84), Napier City: +792 Elderly aged (85 and over), Napier City: +405
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 Napier City in 2013 compared to the New Zealand shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 24.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 25.1% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 24.6% and 19.8% respectively for the New Zealand.

The major differences between the age structure of the Napier City and the New Zealand were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (10.5% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (12.1% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (9.8% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (7.7% compared to 9.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2013, Napier City's population increased by 1,884 people (3.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.48% 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) (+1,701 persons)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (-816 persons)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+792 persons)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-666 persons)

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