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Raumati Beach East

Service age groups

Raumati Beach East had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a lower proportion of people at post retirement age than Paraparaumu North 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. Raumati Beach East'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 Raumati Beach East's demographic characteristics, Raumati Beach East'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
Raumati Beach East - Total persons20182013Change
Service age group (years)Number%Paraparaumu North %Number%Paraparaumu North %2013 to 2018
Babies and Pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1084.64.61386.55.5-30
Primary Schoolers (5 to 11)2139.07.62079.77.5+6
Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17)2259.57.41597.48.9+66
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1325.66.21265.96.1+6
Young workforce (25 to 34)1717.27.31416.66.2+30
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)43218.217.041719.518.8+15
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)30012.613.826412.314.1+36
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2289.613.41868.713.6+42
Seniors (70 to 84)38416.218.335116.415.4+33
Elderly aged (85 and over)1807.64.31507.03.9+30
Total population2,373100.0100.02,139100.0100.0+234
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 Raumati Beach East in 2018 compared to Paraparaumu North 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, 23.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 33.4% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 19.7% and 36.0% respectively for Paraparaumu North.

The major differences between the age structure of Raumati Beach East and Paraparaumu North were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Elderly aged (85 and over)' (7.6% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17)' (9.5% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (9.6% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (16.2% compared to 18.3%)

Emerging groups

From 2013 to 2018, Raumati Beach East's population increased by 234 people (10.9%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.1% per year over the period.

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

  • Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17) (+66 persons)

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