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Hutt CityCommunity profile

Hutt City

Five year age groups

There were 1,653 people over the age of 85 living in Hutt City in 2018, with largest age group being 25 to 29 year olds.

The Age Structure of Hutt City provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Hutt City'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 Hutt City'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
Hutt City20182013Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2013 to 2018
0 to 47,0116.75.97,2367.46.7-225
5 to 97,3747.16.56,9607.16.5+414
10 to 146,7476.56.26,8016.96.4-54
15 to 196,5556.36.66,6156.77.0-60
20 to 246,4836.27.46,3726.57.5+111
25 to 297,6447.37.65,9316.06.5+1,713
30 to 347,5697.26.96,3246.46.6+1,245
35 to 397,3657.06.76,7176.86.8+648
40 to 446,8826.66.67,3777.57.6-495
45 to 497,2997.07.17,1017.27.3+198
50 to 546,8406.56.77,1197.27.0-279
55 to 596,8106.56.45,9346.05.8+876
60 to 645,7125.55.25,1515.25.2+561
65 to 694,6324.44.54,1254.24.3+507
70 to 743,5373.43.73,2043.33.2+333
75 to 792,7002.62.72,1662.22.3+534
80 to 841,7071.61.71,6711.71.8+36
85 and over1,6531.61.71,4341.51.6+219
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 Hutt City in 2018 compared to Wellington Region shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 20.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 14, and 13.6% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.5% and 14.3% respectively for Wellington Region.

The major differences between the age structure of Hutt City and Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (6.7% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 5 to 9 (7.1% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (6.2% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2013 to 2018, Hutt City's population increased by 6,282 people (6.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.25% 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 (+1,713 persons)
  • 30 to 34 (+1,245 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (+876 persons)
  • 35 to 39 (+648 persons)

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