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Far North District

Five year age groups

There were 1,065 people over the age of 85 living in Far North District in 2018, with largest age group being 5 to 9 year olds.

The Age Structure of Far North 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 Far North 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 Far North District'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
Far North District20182013Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Northland Region %Number%Northland Region %2013 to 2018
0 to 44,2696.56.53,9517.17.0+318
5 to 94,9987.77.54,1347.47.3+864
10 to 144,8127.47.04,2997.77.3+513
15 to 193,9516.15.93,5646.46.3+387
20 to 242,9974.64.82,4544.44.7+543
25 to 293,4025.25.52,2234.04.4+1,179
30 to 343,1534.85.32,2324.04.3+921
35 to 392,9584.54.92,7364.95.2+222
40 to 443,4175.25.43,4296.26.5-12
45 to 494,1916.46.53,9547.17.0+237
50 to 544,7047.26.94,3627.87.6+342
55 to 594,9957.77.44,1977.57.2+798
60 to 644,7707.37.04,1557.56.9+615
65 to 694,5637.06.53,6126.56.2+951
70 to 743,4745.35.32,7214.94.8+753
75 to 792,2473.43.61,7253.13.2+522
80 to 841,2752.02.11,1282.02.2+147
85 and over1,0651.62.08581.51.9+207
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
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of Far North District in 2018 compared to Northland Region shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 21.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 14, and 19.3% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 21.0% and 19.6% respectively for Northland Region.

There were no major differences between Far North District and Northland Region in 2018.

Emerging groups

From 2013 to 2018, Far North District's population increased by 9,507 people (17.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 3.2% 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 (+1,179 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+951 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+921 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (+864 persons)

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