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There were 8,679 people over the age of 85 living in the Wellington Region in 2018, with largest age group being 25 to 29 year olds.
The Age Structure of the Wellington Region 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 Wellington Region'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|
|Five year age groups (years)||Number||%||North Island %||Number||%||North Island %||2013 to 2018|
|0 to 4||29,826||5.9||6.5||31,353||6.7||7.1||-1,527|
|5 to 9||32,805||6.5||7.1||30,603||6.5||6.9||+2,202|
|10 to 14||31,272||6.2||6.6||30,051||6.4||6.9||+1,221|
|15 to 19||33,276||6.6||6.5||32,892||7.0||7.0||+384|
|20 to 24||37,377||7.4||6.8||35,412||7.5||6.9||+1,965|
|25 to 29||38,667||7.6||7.5||30,429||6.5||6.2||+8,238|
|30 to 34||34,866||6.9||6.8||31,092||6.6||6.2||+3,774|
|35 to 39||33,921||6.7||6.4||32,178||6.8||6.4||+1,743|
|40 to 44||33,432||6.6||6.2||35,628||7.6||7.2||-2,196|
|45 to 49||36,066||7.1||6.8||34,356||7.3||7.1||+1,710|
|50 to 54||34,032||6.7||6.5||33,126||7.0||7.0||+906|
|55 to 59||32,253||6.4||6.3||27,555||5.8||6.0||+4,698|
|60 to 64||26,589||5.2||5.4||24,369||5.2||5.3||+2,220|
|65 to 69||22,995||4.5||4.7||20,262||4.3||4.5||+2,733|
|70 to 74||18,594||3.7||3.8||15,294||3.2||3.4||+3,300|
|75 to 79||13,458||2.7||2.7||10,800||2.3||2.4||+2,658|
|80 to 84||8,703||1.7||1.7||8,379||1.8||1.8||+324|
|85 and over||8,679||1.7||1.7||7,533||1.6||1.6||+1,146|
Analysis of the five year age groups of the Wellington Region in 2018 compared to North Island shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a similar proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).
Overall, 18.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 14, and 14.3% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 20.2% and 14.7% respectively for North Island.
The major differences between the age structure of the Wellington Region and North Island were:
From 2013 to 2018, Wellington Region's population increased by 35,499 people (7.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.46% 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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