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Kāpiti Coast DistrictCommunity profile

Paraparaumu Beach West

Service age groups

Paraparaumu Beach West had a higher proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of people at post retirement age than Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) 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. Paraparaumu Beach West'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 Paraparaumu Beach West's demographic characteristics, Paraparaumu Beach West's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Family and Household type data.

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Derived from the Census question:

'When were you born?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Paraparaumu Beach West - Total persons20182013Change
Service age group (years)Number%Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) %Number%Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) %2013 to 2018
Babies and Pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1084.63.21355.94.4-27
Primary Schoolers (5 to 11)1747.47.71807.99.8-6
Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17)1446.19.11687.36.4-24
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1355.76.41566.83.9-21
Young workforce (25 to 34)2078.85.91868.14.9+21
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)39916.914.541117.920.6-12
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)38716.419.538116.619.1+6
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)39016.519.131513.717.2+75
Seniors (70 to 84)33914.312.729713.012.7+42
Elderly aged (85 and over)813.41.8632.71.0+18
Total population2,364100.0100.02,292100.0100.0+72
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Paraparaumu Beach West in 2018 compared to Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 18.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 34.3% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 20.0% and 33.6% 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 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (8.8% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)' (16.4% compared to 19.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17)' (6.1% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (16.5% compared to 19.1%)

Emerging groups

From 2013 to 2018, Paraparaumu Beach West's population increased by 72 people (3.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 0.62% per year over the period.

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

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+75 persons)

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