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Ruapehu District

Five year age groups

There were 162 people over the age of 85 living in the Ruapehu District in 2013, with largest age group being 0 to 4 year olds.

The Age Structure of the Ruapehu 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 Ruapehu 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 Ruapehu 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%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %Number%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
0 to 41,0028.56.91,0267.66.6-24
5 to 99367.96.71,1588.57.3-222
10 to 148317.06.91,2159.07.9-384
15 to 197986.77.21,0958.17.9-297
20 to 247056.06.87205.36.6-15
25 to 296725.75.57265.35.4-54
30 to 346245.35.28676.46.1-243
35 to 396815.75.51,0147.56.6-333
40 to 447416.36.49517.07.4-210
45 to 497806.66.71,0357.67.1-255
50 to 549007.67.29036.76.3-3
55 to 598677.36.48316.15.8+36
60 to 647386.25.86004.44.7+138
65 to 695524.75.14623.44.1+90
70 to 744263.64.13662.73.4+60
75 to 792612.23.12852.13.0-24
80 to 841681.42.31861.42.1-18
85 and over1621.42.11321.01.6+30

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, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 2.1% 80 to 84 years, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 2.3% 75 to 79 years, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 3.1% 70 to 74 years, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 4.1% 65 to 69 years, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 5.1% 60 to 64 years, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 5.8% 55 to 59 years, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 6.4% 50 to 54 years, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 7.2% 45 to 49 years, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 6.7% 40 to 44 years, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 6.4% 35 to 39 years, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 5.5% 30 to 34 years, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 5.2% 25 to 29 years, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 5.5% 20 to 24 years, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 6.8% 15 to 19 years, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 7.2% 10 to 14 years, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 6.9% 5 to 9 years, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 6.7% 0 to 4 years, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 6.9% 85 and over years, Ruapehu District: 1.4% 80 to 84 years, Ruapehu District: 1.4% 75 to 79 years, Ruapehu District: 2.2% 70 to 74 years, Ruapehu District: 3.6% 65 to 69 years, Ruapehu District: 4.7% 60 to 64 years, Ruapehu District: 6.2% 55 to 59 years, Ruapehu District: 7.3% 50 to 54 years, Ruapehu District: 7.6% 45 to 49 years, Ruapehu District: 6.6% 40 to 44 years, Ruapehu District: 6.3% 35 to 39 years, Ruapehu District: 5.7% 30 to 34 years, Ruapehu District: 5.3% 25 to 29 years, Ruapehu District: 5.7% 20 to 24 years, Ruapehu District: 6.0% 15 to 19 years, Ruapehu District: 6.7% 10 to 14 years, Ruapehu District: 7.0% 5 to 9 years, Ruapehu District: 7.9% 0 to 4 years, Ruapehu District: 8.5%
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, Ruapehu District: +30 80 to 84 years, Ruapehu District: -18 75 to 79 years, Ruapehu District: -24 70 to 74 years, Ruapehu District: +60 65 to 69 years, Ruapehu District: +90 60 to 64 years, Ruapehu District: +138 55 to 59 years, Ruapehu District: +36 50 to 54 years, Ruapehu District: -3 45 to 49 years, Ruapehu District: -255 40 to 44 years, Ruapehu District: -210 35 to 39 years, Ruapehu District: -333 30 to 34 years, Ruapehu District: -243 25 to 29 years, Ruapehu District: -54 20 to 24 years, Ruapehu District: -15 15 to 19 years, Ruapehu District: -297 10 to 14 years, Ruapehu District: -384 5 to 9 years, Ruapehu District: -222 0 to 4 years, Ruapehu District: -24
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 Ruapehu District in 2013 compared to the Manawatu-Wanganui Region shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 23.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 14, and 13.2% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 20.5% and 16.7% respectively for the Manawatu-Wanganui Region.

The major differences between the age structure of the Ruapehu District and the Manawatu-Wanganui Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (8.5% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (7.9% compared to 6.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (7.3% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (1.4% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2013, Ruapehu District's population decreased by 1,728 people (12.7%). This represents an average annual population change of -1.93% per year over the period.

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

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