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Kāpiti Coast DistrictCommunity profile

Paraparaumu Beach West

Five year age groups

There were 78 people over the age of 85 living in Paraparaumu Beach West in 2018, with largest age group being 55 to 59 year olds.

The Age Structure of Paraparaumu Beach West provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Paraparaumu Beach West'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 Paraparaumu Beach West'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
Paraparaumu Beach West20182013Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) %Number%Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) %2013 to 2018
0 to 41084.63.21355.94.3-27
5 to 91265.35.01265.56.20
10 to 141174.96.41295.67.2-12
15 to 191174.96.91446.34.3-27
20 to 24933.94.61084.71.9-15
25 to 29964.12.8964.22.90
30 to 341114.73.2934.01.9+18
35 to 391054.42.81175.12.9-12
40 to 441355.74.11175.110.5+18
45 to 491596.78.31747.66.7-15
50 to 541837.78.32018.710.5-18
55 to 592048.611.51807.88.6+24
60 to 641898.09.21717.49.6+18
65 to 692018.59.61476.48.1+54
70 to 741476.26.41205.28.1+27
75 to 791084.65.0994.32.4+9
80 to 84873.71.4783.42.4+9
85 and over783.31.4632.71.4+15
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 five year age groups of Paraparaumu Beach West in 2018 compared to Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) shows that there was a similar proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 14.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 14, and 26.3% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 14.7% and 23.9% respectively for Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District).

The major differences between the age structure of Paraparaumu Beach West and Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 80 to 84 (3.7% compared to 1.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 85 and over (3.3% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (8.6% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (4.9% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2013 to 2018, Paraparaumu Beach West's population increased by 66 people (2.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.57% per year over the period.

The largest change in age structure in this area between 2013 and 2018 was in the age group:

  • 65 to 69 (+54 persons)

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