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Five year age groups

There were 1,149 people over the age of 85 living in the Whanganui District in 2013, with largest age group being 50 to 54 year olds.

The Age Structure of the Whanganui District provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of the Whanganui District's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future.

Five year age groups present a classic age profile of the population. Each age group covers exactly five years, which enables direct comparison between each group.

To get a more complete picture the Whanganui District's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Households and Dwelling Type.

Derived from the Census question:

'When were you born?'

Total population

Age structure - Five year age groups
Whanganui District20132006Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2006 to 2013
0 to 42,8086.76.92,6856.36.8+123
5 to 92,7306.56.83,0487.17.1-318
10 to 142,9767.16.83,4988.27.6-522
15 to 192,8326.77.03,0937.37.5-261
20 to 242,2325.36.92,1064.96.7+126
25 to 292,0014.76.11,9234.56.0+78
30 to 341,9954.76.02,4125.76.9-417
35 to 392,2115.26.32,7036.37.5-492
40 to 442,6706.37.23,1387.47.8-468
45 to 492,8896.97.13,0937.37.3-204
50 to 543,1357.47.12,8776.76.3+258
55 to 592,9256.96.12,6286.25.8+297
60 to 642,6316.25.52,0734.94.5+558
65 to 692,3195.54.61,9774.63.7+342
70 to 741,8754.43.51,7734.22.9+102
75 to 791,5213.62.51,5753.72.5-54
80 to 841,2453.01.91,1342.71.8+111
85 and over1,1492.71.79002.11.4+249

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Five year age structure, 2013
Five year age structure, 2013 85 and over years, New Zealand: 1.7% 80 to 84 years, New Zealand: 1.9% 75 to 79 years, New Zealand: 2.5% 70 to 74 years, New Zealand: 3.5% 65 to 69 years, New Zealand: 4.6% 60 to 64 years, New Zealand: 5.5% 55 to 59 years, New Zealand: 6.1% 50 to 54 years, New Zealand: 7.1% 45 to 49 years, New Zealand: 7.1% 40 to 44 years, New Zealand: 7.2% 35 to 39 years, New Zealand: 6.3% 30 to 34 years, New Zealand: 6.0% 25 to 29 years, New Zealand: 6.1% 20 to 24 years, New Zealand: 6.9% 15 to 19 years, New Zealand: 7.0% 10 to 14 years, New Zealand: 6.8% 5 to 9 years, New Zealand: 6.8% 0 to 4 years, New Zealand: 6.9% 85 and over years, Whanganui District: 2.7% 80 to 84 years, Whanganui District: 3.0% 75 to 79 years, Whanganui District: 3.6% 70 to 74 years, Whanganui District: 4.4% 65 to 69 years, Whanganui District: 5.5% 60 to 64 years, Whanganui District: 6.2% 55 to 59 years, Whanganui District: 6.9% 50 to 54 years, Whanganui District: 7.4% 45 to 49 years, Whanganui District: 6.9% 40 to 44 years, Whanganui District: 6.3% 35 to 39 years, Whanganui District: 5.2% 30 to 34 years, Whanganui District: 4.7% 25 to 29 years, Whanganui District: 4.7% 20 to 24 years, Whanganui District: 5.3% 15 to 19 years, Whanganui District: 6.7% 10 to 14 years, Whanganui District: 7.1% 5 to 9 years, Whanganui District: 6.5% 0 to 4 years, Whanganui District: 6.7%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in five year age structure, 2006 to 2013
Change in five year age structure, 2006 to 2013 85 and over years, Whanganui District: +249 80 to 84 years, Whanganui District: +111 75 to 79 years, Whanganui District: -54 70 to 74 years, Whanganui District: +102 65 to 69 years, Whanganui District: +342 60 to 64 years, Whanganui District: +558 55 to 59 years, Whanganui District: +297 50 to 54 years, Whanganui District: +258 45 to 49 years, Whanganui District: -204 40 to 44 years, Whanganui District: -468 35 to 39 years, Whanganui District: -492 30 to 34 years, Whanganui District: -417 25 to 29 years, Whanganui District: +78 20 to 24 years, Whanganui District: +126 15 to 19 years, Whanganui District: -261 10 to 14 years, Whanganui District: -522 5 to 9 years, Whanganui District: -318 0 to 4 years, Whanganui District: +123
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 five year age groups of the Whanganui District in 2013 compared to the New Zealand shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 20.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 14, and 19.2% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 20.4% and 14.3% respectively for the New Zealand.

The major differences between the age structure of the Whanganui District and the New Zealand were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (3.6% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (5.3% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (4.7% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (4.7% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2013, Whanganui District's population decreased by 492 people (1.2%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.17% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in the Whanganui District between 2006 and 2013.

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