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Upper Hutt City

Service age groups

The Upper Hutt City 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 Upper Hutt 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 Upper Hutt City's demographic characteristics, the Upper Hutt 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
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Service age group (years)Number%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idBabies and Pre-schoolers (0 to 4 )2,7186.86.72,5776.76.8+141
map this data in atlas.idPrimary Schoolers (5 to 11)3,7329.39.04,06210.69.6-330
map this data in atlas.idSecondary Schoolers (12 to 17 )3,4418.67.83,7329.78.6-291
map this data in atlas.idTertiary education and independence (18 to 24)3,3368.310.63,1928.310.3+144
map this data in atlas.idYoung workforce (25 to 34)4,37410.913.14,56311.914.2-189
map this data in atlas.idParents and homebuilders (35 to 49)9,08422.621.79,16223.823.1-78
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)
5,58913.912.94,65612.111.7+933
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)
3,9159.79.52,9947.87.7+921
Seniors (70 to 84)
3,2408.17.32,9347.66.7+306
map this data in atlas.idElderly aged (85 and over)7501.91.65491.41.3+201

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 ), Upper Hutt City: 6.8% Primary Schoolers (5 to 11), Upper Hutt City: 9.3% Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17 ), Upper Hutt City: 8.6% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Upper Hutt City: 8.3% Young workforce (25 to 34), Upper Hutt City: 10.9% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Upper Hutt City: 22.6% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Upper Hutt City: 13.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Upper Hutt City: 9.7% Seniors (70 to 84), Upper Hutt City: 8.1% Elderly aged (85 and over), Upper Hutt City: 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 ), Upper Hutt City: +141 Primary Schoolers (5 to 11), Upper Hutt City: -330 Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17 ), Upper Hutt City: -291 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Upper Hutt City: +144 Young workforce (25 to 34), Upper Hutt City: -189 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Upper Hutt City: -78 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Upper Hutt City: +933 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Upper Hutt City: +921 Seniors (70 to 84), Upper Hutt City: +306 Elderly aged (85 and over), Upper Hutt City: +201
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 Upper Hutt City in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 24.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 19.7% 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 Upper Hutt City and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (13.9% compared to 12.9%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (22.6% compared to 21.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (8.3% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (10.9% compared to 13.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2013, Upper Hutt City's population increased by 1,758 people (4.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.64% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2006 and 2013 were in the age groups:

  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+933 persons)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+921 persons)
  • Primary Schoolers (5 to 11) (-330 persons)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+306 persons)

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