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Ahuriri Ward

Service age groups

Ahuriri Ward had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of people at post retirement age than Napier City 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. Ahuriri Ward'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 Ahuriri Ward's demographic characteristics, Ahuriri Ward'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
Ahuriri Ward20132006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Napier City %Number%Napier City %2006 to 2013
Babies and Pre-schoolers (0 to 4 )4775.06.74534.96.6+24
Primary Schoolers (5 to 11)6877.29.26997.610.0-12
Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17 )7147.58.67988.79.3-84
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)6126.47.77027.67.5-90
Young workforce (25 to 34)9429.99.81,04711.411.6-105
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,91420.119.52,21124.021.4-297
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,63817.213.51,58717.212.9+51
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,42214.912.18949.79.4+528
Seniors (70 to 84)9159.610.56577.19.4+258
Elderly aged (85 and over)2252.42.51651.81.8+60

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 ), 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% Babies and Pre-schoolers (0 to 4 ), Ahuriri Ward: 5.0% Primary Schoolers (5 to 11), Ahuriri Ward: 7.2% Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17 ), Ahuriri Ward: 7.5% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Ahuriri Ward: 6.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), Ahuriri Ward: 9.9% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Ahuriri Ward: 20.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Ahuriri Ward: 17.2% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Ahuriri Ward: 14.9% Seniors (70 to 84), Ahuriri Ward: 9.6% Elderly aged (85 and over), Ahuriri Ward: 2.4%
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 ), Ahuriri Ward: +24 Primary Schoolers (5 to 11), Ahuriri Ward: -12 Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17 ), Ahuriri Ward: -84 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Ahuriri Ward: -90 Young workforce (25 to 34), Ahuriri Ward: -105 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Ahuriri Ward: -297 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Ahuriri Ward: +51 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Ahuriri Ward: +528 Seniors (70 to 84), Ahuriri Ward: +258 Elderly aged (85 and over), Ahuriri Ward: +60
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 Ahuriri Ward in 2013 compared to the Napier City shows that there was a lower 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, 19.7% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 26.8% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 24.5% and 25.1% respectively for the Napier City.

The major differences between the age structure of Ahuriri Ward and the Napier City were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (17.2% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (14.9% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Primary Schoolers (5 to 11)' (7.2% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Babies and Pre-schoolers (0 to 4 )' (5.0% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2013, Ahuriri Ward's population increased by 333 people (3.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.51% 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) (+528 persons)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-297 persons)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+258 persons)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (-105 persons)

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