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Thames-Coromandel District

Service age groups

The Thames-Coromandel District had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of people at post retirement age than Waikato 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 Thames-Coromandel 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 Thames-Coromandel District's demographic characteristics, the Thames-Coromandel 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
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Service age group (years)Number%Waikato Region %Number%Waikato Region %2006 to 2013
Babies and Pre-schoolers (0 to 4 )1,2934.97.31,3685.37.2-75
Primary Schoolers (5 to 11)2,0647.910.02,1818.410.7-117
Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17 )1,7436.78.71,9477.59.7-204
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,2274.79.41,3775.39.3-150
Young workforce (25 to 34)1,8427.011.52,2208.612.1-378
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)4,47917.119.75,26220.321.8-783
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)4,07415.613.14,13415.912.1-60
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)4,80618.410.43,69614.28.4+1,110
Seniors (70 to 84)3,91214.98.33,18912.37.3+723
Elderly aged (85 and over)7412.81.65642.21.3+177

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 ), Waikato Region: 7.3% Primary Schoolers (5 to 11), Waikato Region: 10.0% Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17 ), Waikato Region: 8.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Waikato Region: 9.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), Waikato Region: 11.5% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Waikato Region: 19.7% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Waikato Region: 13.1% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Waikato Region: 10.4% Seniors (70 to 84), Waikato Region: 8.3% Elderly aged (85 and over), Waikato Region: 1.6% Babies and Pre-schoolers (0 to 4 ), Thames-Coromandel District: 4.9% Primary Schoolers (5 to 11), Thames-Coromandel District: 7.9% Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17 ), Thames-Coromandel District: 6.7% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Thames-Coromandel District: 4.7% Young workforce (25 to 34), Thames-Coromandel District: 7.0% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Thames-Coromandel District: 17.1% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Thames-Coromandel District: 15.6% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Thames-Coromandel District: 18.4% Seniors (70 to 84), Thames-Coromandel District: 14.9% Elderly aged (85 and over), Thames-Coromandel District: 2.8%
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 ), Thames-Coromandel District: -75 Primary Schoolers (5 to 11), Thames-Coromandel District: -117 Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17 ), Thames-Coromandel District: -204 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Thames-Coromandel District: -150 Young workforce (25 to 34), Thames-Coromandel District: -378 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Thames-Coromandel District: -783 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Thames-Coromandel District: -60 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Thames-Coromandel District: +1,110 Seniors (70 to 84), Thames-Coromandel District: +723 Elderly aged (85 and over), Thames-Coromandel District: +177
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 Thames-Coromandel District in 2013 compared to the Waikato Region 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, 19.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 36.1% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 26.0% and 20.3% respectively for the Waikato Region.

The major differences between the age structure of the Thames-Coromandel District and the Waikato Region were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (18.4% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (14.9% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (4.7% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (7.0% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2013, Thames-Coromandel District's population increased by 243 people (0.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.13% 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) (+1,110 persons)
  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-783 persons)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+723 persons)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (-378 persons)

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