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Ashburton District CouncilCommunity profile

Ashburton District Council

Five year age groups

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.

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


Derived from the Census question:

'When were you born?'

Note: This page includes data from the 2018 Census. Between 2013 and 2018, the geographical classification was changed, and with it many boundaries were altered. As a result, you may see different small area options when comparing to pages that do not yet show 2018 data. Learn more.

Age structure - Five year age groups
Ashburton District Council20182013Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2013 to 2018
0 to 42,2506.76.32,2897.46.9-39
5 to 92,4007.26.92,0976.86.8+303
10 to 142,1606.56.52,0376.66.8+123
15 to 191,8425.56.41,7945.87.0+48
20 to 241,7885.36.81,6985.56.9+90
25 to 292,3076.97.31,8155.86.1+492
30 to 342,2806.86.71,9086.16.0+372
35 to 392,0406.16.31,9536.36.3+87
40 to 441,9926.06.22,1697.07.2-177
45 to 492,1786.56.82,1336.97.1+45
50 to 542,1336.46.62,1577.07.1-24
55 to 592,1486.46.41,9236.26.1+225
60 to 641,9295.85.61,8666.05.5+63
65 to 691,7795.34.91,5004.84.6+279
70 to 741,4494.33.91,2904.23.5+159
75 to 791,1853.52.89723.12.5+213
80 to 847682.31.87832.51.9-15
85 and over7982.41.86482.11.7+150
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: Very high
Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

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:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 75 to 79 (3.5% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (2.4% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (5.3% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (5.5% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

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:

  • 25 to 29 (+492 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+372 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (+303 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+279 persons)

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