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There were 798 people over the age of 85 living in Ashburton District Council in 2018, with largest age group being 5 to 9 year olds.
The Age Structure of Ashburton District Council provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Ashburton District Council'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.
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|Age structure - Five year age groups|
|Ashburton District Council||2018||2013||Change|
|Five year age groups (years)||Number||%||New Zealand %||Number||%||New Zealand %||2013 to 2018|
|0 to 4||2,250||6.7||6.3||2,289||7.4||6.9||-39|
|5 to 9||2,400||7.2||6.9||2,097||6.8||6.8||+303|
|10 to 14||2,160||6.5||6.5||2,037||6.6||6.8||+123|
|15 to 19||1,842||5.5||6.4||1,794||5.8||7.0||+48|
|20 to 24||1,788||5.3||6.8||1,698||5.5||6.9||+90|
|25 to 29||2,307||6.9||7.3||1,815||5.8||6.1||+492|
|30 to 34||2,280||6.8||6.7||1,908||6.1||6.0||+372|
|35 to 39||2,040||6.1||6.3||1,953||6.3||6.3||+87|
|40 to 44||1,992||6.0||6.2||2,169||7.0||7.2||-177|
|45 to 49||2,178||6.5||6.8||2,133||6.9||7.1||+45|
|50 to 54||2,133||6.4||6.6||2,157||7.0||7.1||-24|
|55 to 59||2,148||6.4||6.4||1,923||6.2||6.1||+225|
|60 to 64||1,929||5.8||5.6||1,866||6.0||5.5||+63|
|65 to 69||1,779||5.3||4.9||1,500||4.8||4.6||+279|
|70 to 74||1,449||4.3||3.9||1,290||4.2||3.5||+159|
|75 to 79||1,185||3.5||2.8||972||3.1||2.5||+213|
|80 to 84||768||2.3||1.8||783||2.5||1.9||-15|
|85 and over||798||2.4||1.8||648||2.1||1.7||+150|
Analysis of the five year age groups of Ashburton District Council in 2018 compared to New Zealand shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).
Overall, 20.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 14, and 17.9% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 19.6% and 15.2% respectively for New Zealand.
The major differences between the age structure of Ashburton District Council and New Zealand were:
From 2013 to 2018, Ashburton District Council's population increased by 2,394 people (7.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.5% per year over the period.
The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2013 and 2018 were in the age groups:
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