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Hutt CityCommunity profile

Hutt City

Service age groups

Hutt City had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of people at post retirement age than Belmont Park and Manor Park 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. Hutt City'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.

To get a more complete picture of Hutt City's demographic characteristics, Hutt City's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Family and Household type data.


Derived from the Census question:

'When were you born?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Hutt City - Total persons20182013Change
Service age group (years)Number%Belmont Park and Manor Park %Number%Belmont Park and Manor Park %2013 to 2018
Babies and Pre-schoolers (0 to 4)7,0116.75.17,2367.45.8-225
Primary Schoolers (5 to 11)10,1349.78.79,6459.89.5+489
Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17)8,0437.78.78,1878.38.3-144
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)8,9858.66.78,9139.18.3+72
Young workforce (25 to 34)15,21614.610.212,25212.59.9+2,964
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)21,54620.617.721,19821.623.6+348
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)13,65313.117.713,05313.314.9+600
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)10,3479.913.49,2799.414.5+1,068
Seniors (70 to 84)7,9447.610.67,0417.25.4+903
Elderly aged (85 and over)1,6531.61.21,4341.50.0+219
Total population104,532100.0100.098,238100.0100.0+6,294
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Hutt City in 2018 compared to Belmont Park and Manor Park shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 24.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 19.1% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 22.4% and 25.2% respectively for Belmont Park and Manor Park.

The major differences between the age structure of Hutt City and Belmont Park and Manor Park were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (14.6% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (13.1% compared to 17.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (9.9% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (7.6% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2013 to 2018, Hutt City's population increased by 6,294 people (6.4%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.25% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2013 and 2018 were in the age groups:

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+2,964 persons)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+1,068 persons)
  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+903 persons)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+600 persons)

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