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Migration by age

In 2013, the age group with the highest net migration to the Wellington City was persons aged 18 to 24 years.

The age structure of people who move into and out of the Wellington City is strongly influenced by the residential role and function of the area and can influence demand for particular services. For instance, inner city areas near employment, education and entertainment tend to attract many young people in their late teens and early twenties, who move out in their late twenties and thirties to start families in suburban areas. Rural areas tend to lose young people and gain older families and retirees.

Understanding the Wellington City's attraction to different age groups helps to plan services for the community as well as advocating with other levels of government and private enterprise to provide infrastructure, employment opportunities and facilities which may help to retain age groups which are otherwise leaving the area.

Derived from the Census questions:

'Where does the person usually live?' and 'Where did the person usually live five years ago (on 5 March 2008)'.

Migration by age group 2013
Wellington City
Age groupIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
5 to 11 years+1,161-2,310-1,149
12 to 17 years+1,239-1,122+117
18 to 24 years+12,738-4,671+8,067
25 to 34 years+6,588-9,507-2,919
35 to 49 years+3,996-8,082-4,086
50 to 59 years+1,509-2,886-1,377
60 to 69 years+666-1,962-1,296
70 to 84 years+336-777-441
85 years and over+147-120+27

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Net migration by age group 2013
Net migration by age group 2013 27 -441 -1,296 -1,377 -4,086 -2,919 8,067 117 -1,149
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013.
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
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