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Kāpiti Coast DistrictCommunity profile

Kāpiti Coast District

Five year age groups

There were 2,043 people over the age of 85 living in Kāpiti Coast District in 2018, with largest age group being 55 to 59 year olds.

The Age Structure of Kāpiti Coast District provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Kāpiti Coast District'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 Kāpiti Coast District's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Households and Dwelling Type.


Derived from the Census question:

'When were you born?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
Kāpiti Coast District20182013Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2013 to 2018
0 to 42,7035.05.92,8565.86.7-153
5 to 93,3246.26.53,0486.26.5+276
10 to 143,2616.16.23,1476.46.4+114
15 to 192,9525.56.62,7545.67.0+198
20 to 242,1244.07.41,9323.97.5+192
25 to 292,3104.37.61,5843.26.5+726
30 to 342,2594.26.91,8993.96.6+360
35 to 392,6404.96.72,5205.16.8+120
40 to 443,0425.76.63,4657.17.6-423
45 to 493,8647.27.13,5257.27.3+339
50 to 543,7897.16.73,6367.47.0+153
55 to 593,8887.26.43,1356.45.8+753
60 to 643,4476.45.23,1806.55.2+267
65 to 693,6366.84.53,3546.84.3+282
70 to 743,5616.63.72,9556.03.2+606
75 to 792,8355.32.72,3344.82.3+501
80 to 841,9923.71.71,9414.01.8+51
85 and over2,0433.81.71,8363.71.6+207
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 Kāpiti Coast District in 2018 compared to Wellington Region shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 17.3% of the population was aged between 0 and 14, and 26.2% 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 Kāpiti Coast District and Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (6.6% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (4.0% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (4.3% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (4.2% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2013 to 2018, Kāpiti Coast District's population increased by 4,569 people (9.3%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.8% per year over the period.

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

  • 55 to 59 (+753 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+726 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+606 persons)
  • 75 to 79 (+501 persons)

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