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Wairoa District

Service age groups

The Wairoa District had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of people at post retirement age than Hawke's Bay 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 Wairoa 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 Wairoa District's demographic characteristics, the Wairoa 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%Hawke's Bay Region %Number%Hawke's Bay Region %2006 to 2013
Babies and Pre-schoolers (0 to 4 )6698.57.26848.17.1-15
Primary Schoolers (5 to 11)91211.610.01,11313.111.0-201
Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17 )7449.49.18259.79.9-81
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)5767.37.46037.17.4-27
Young workforce (25 to 34)7329.39.787910.411.2-147
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,33216.919.61,77020.921.8-438
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)1,16114.713.91,16713.813.0-6
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)96012.211.77358.78.9+225
Seniors (70 to 84)6848.79.46277.48.2+57
Elderly aged (85 and over)1171.52.1750.91.6+42

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 ), Hawke's Bay Region: 7.2% Primary Schoolers (5 to 11), Hawke's Bay Region: 10.0% Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17 ), Hawke's Bay Region: 9.1% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Hawke's Bay Region: 7.4% Young workforce (25 to 34), Hawke's Bay Region: 9.7% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Hawke's Bay Region: 19.6% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Hawke's Bay Region: 13.9% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Hawke's Bay Region: 11.7% Seniors (70 to 84), Hawke's Bay Region: 9.4% Elderly aged (85 and over), Hawke's Bay Region: 2.1% Babies and Pre-schoolers (0 to 4 ), Wairoa District: 8.5% Primary Schoolers (5 to 11), Wairoa District: 11.6% Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17 ), Wairoa District: 9.4% Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Wairoa District: 7.3% Young workforce (25 to 34), Wairoa District: 9.3% Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Wairoa District: 16.9% Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Wairoa District: 14.7% Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Wairoa District: 12.2% Seniors (70 to 84), Wairoa District: 8.7% Elderly aged (85 and over), Wairoa District: 1.5%
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 ), Wairoa District: -15 Primary Schoolers (5 to 11), Wairoa District: -201 Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17 ), Wairoa District: -81 Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24), Wairoa District: -27 Young workforce (25 to 34), Wairoa District: -147 Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), Wairoa District: -438 Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59), Wairoa District: -6 Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69), Wairoa District: +225 Seniors (70 to 84), Wairoa District: +57 Elderly aged (85 and over), Wairoa District: +42
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 Wairoa District in 2013 compared to the Hawke's Bay Region shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 29.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 22.3% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 26.3% and 23.1% respectively for the Hawke's Bay Region.

The major differences between the age structure of the Wairoa District and the Hawke's Bay Region were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Primary Schoolers (5 to 11)' (11.6% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Babies and Pre-schoolers (0 to 4 )' (8.5% compared to 7.2%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (14.7% compared to 13.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)' (16.9% compared to 19.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2013, Wairoa District's population decreased by 591 people (7.0%). This represents an average annual population change of -1.03% per year over the period.

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

  • Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49) (-438 persons)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+225 persons)
  • Primary Schoolers (5 to 11) (-201 persons)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (-147 persons)

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