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Greater Wellington Regional CouncilCommunity profile

Wellington Region

Migration by age

In 2018, the age group with the highest net migration to the Wellington Region was persons aged 85 years and over.

The age structure of people who move into and out of the Greater Wellington Regional Council is strongly influenced by the residential role and function of the area and can influence demand for particular services. For instance, inner city areas near employment, education and entertainment tend to attract many young people in their late teens and early twenties, who move out in their late twenties and thirties to start families in suburban areas. Rural areas tend to lose young people and gain older families and retirees.

Understanding the Greater Wellington Regional Council's attraction to different age groups helps to plan services for the community as well as advocating with other levels of government and private enterprise to provide infrastructure, employment opportunities and facilities which may help to retain age groups which are otherwise leaving the area.

Q:

Derived from the Census questions:

Where do you usually live?' (sourced from the 2013 Census).

Migration by age group 2018
Greater Wellington Regional Council
Age groupIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
5 to 11 years+34,077-37,146-3,069
12 to 17 years+29,109-30,693-1,584
18 to 24 years+27,924-34,887-6,963
25 to 34 years+38,337-47,013-8,676
35 to 49 years+75,414-82,464-7,050
50 to 59 years+54,219-57,723-3,504
60 to 69 years+41,106-43,875-2,769
70 to 84 years+35,103-36,573-1,470
85 years and over+7,296-7,470-174
Total+342,585+377,844-35,259
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
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