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the Wellington Region had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of people at post retirement age than North Island in 2018.
The Age Structure of the population is the most widely used component of the Census. It is an indicator of an area’s residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future. the Wellington Region's age demographics are indicative of the area’s era of settlement and provide key insights into the level of demand for services and facilities (as most services and facilities are age-specific).
Service age groups divide the population into age categories that reflect typical life-stages. They indicate the level of demand for services that target people at different stages in life and how that demand is changing.
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|Age structure - Service age groups|
|Wellington Region - Total persons||2018||2013||Change|
|Service age group (years)||Number||%||North Island %||Number||%||North Island %||2013 to 2018|
|Babies and Pre-schoolers (0 to 4)||29,826||5.9||6.5||31,353||6.7||7.1||-1,527|
|Primary Schoolers (5 to 11)||45,756||9.0||9.8||42,354||9.0||9.6||+3,402|
|Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17)||37,050||7.3||7.8||36,648||7.8||8.5||+402|
|Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)||51,924||10.2||9.3||49,956||10.6||9.7||+1,968|
|Young workforce (25 to 34)||73,536||14.5||14.3||61,524||13.1||12.4||+12,012|
|Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)||103,419||20.4||19.4||102,162||21.7||20.6||+1,257|
|Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)||66,288||13.1||12.8||60,681||12.9||12.9||+5,607|
|Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)||49,581||9.8||10.1||44,631||9.5||9.8||+4,950|
|Seniors (70 to 84)||40,758||8.0||8.3||34,476||7.3||7.7||+6,282|
|Elderly aged (85 and over)||8,676||1.7||1.7||7,530||1.6||1.6||+1,146|
Analysis of the service 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 (0 to 17 years) as well as a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).
Overall, 22.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 19.5% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 24.1% and 20.1% 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 the age structure in this area between 2013 and 2018 were in the age groups:
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