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South Wairarapa District

Service age groups

The South Wairarapa District had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher 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 South Wairarapa District'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 South Wairarapa District's demographic characteristics, the South Wairarapa District'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
South Wairarapa District20132006Change
Service age group (years)Number%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Babies and Pre-schoolers (0 to 4 )6246.56.75736.46.8+51
Primary Schoolers (5 to 11)8679.19.089110.09.6-24
Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17 )7057.47.87118.08.6-6
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)5615.910.64054.610.3+156
Young workforce (25 to 34)7387.713.18799.914.2-141
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,95320.521.71,97722.223.1-24
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,47315.512.91,38315.611.7+90
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,43415.19.51,10712.47.7+327
Seniors (70 to 84)99610.57.38349.46.7+162
Elderly aged (85 and over)1771.91.61321.51.3+45

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 ), South Wairarapa District: 6.5% Primary Schoolers (5 to 11), South Wairarapa District: 9.1% Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17 ), South Wairarapa District: 7.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), South Wairarapa District: 5.9% Young workforce (25 to 34), South Wairarapa District: 7.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), South Wairarapa District: 20.5% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), South Wairarapa District: 15.5% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), South Wairarapa District: 15.1% Seniors (70 to 84), South Wairarapa District: 10.5% Elderly aged (85 and over), South Wairarapa District: 1.9%
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 ), South Wairarapa District: +51 Primary Schoolers (5 to 11), South Wairarapa District: -24 Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17 ), South Wairarapa District: -6 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), South Wairarapa District: +156 Young workforce (25 to 34), South Wairarapa District: -141 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), South Wairarapa District: -24 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), South Wairarapa District: +90 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), South Wairarapa District: +327 Seniors (70 to 84), South Wairarapa District: +162 Elderly aged (85 and over), South Wairarapa District: +45
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 South Wairarapa District in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region 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, 23.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 27.4% 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 South Wairarapa District and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (15.1% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (10.5% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (7.7% compared to 13.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (5.9% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2013, South Wairarapa District's population increased by 636 people (7.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.99% 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) (+327 persons)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+162 persons)
  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+156 persons)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (-141 persons)

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