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Masterton DistrictCommunity profile

Masterton District

Five year age groups

There were 684 people over the age of 85 living in Masterton District in 2018, with largest age group being 55 to 59 year olds.

The Age Structure of Masterton 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 Masterton 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 Masterton District's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Households and Dwelling Type.


Derived from the Census question:

'When were you born?'

Note: This page includes data from the 2018 Census. Between 2013 and 2018, the geographical classification was changed, and with it many boundaries were altered. As a result, you may see different small area options when comparing to pages that do not yet show 2018 data. Learn more.

Age structure - Five year age groups
Masterton District20182013Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2013 to 2018
0 to 41,5906.25.91,4526.26.7+138
5 to 91,6596.56.51,5936.86.5+66
10 to 141,7226.76.21,6237.06.4+99
15 to 191,5816.26.61,5456.67.0+36
20 to 241,3145.17.41,2305.37.5+84
25 to 291,4765.87.61,0684.66.5+408
30 to 341,2725.06.91,1524.96.6+120
35 to 391,3325.26.71,1735.06.8+159
40 to 441,3685.46.61,5366.67.6-168
45 to 491,6806.67.11,5456.67.3+135
50 to 541,6716.56.71,7137.37.0-42
55 to 591,7766.96.41,7047.35.8+72
60 to 641,7586.95.21,5606.75.2+198
65 to 691,6236.34.51,2965.64.3+327
70 to 741,3325.23.71,0804.63.2+252
75 to 791,0114.02.78403.62.3+171
80 to 847112.81.76212.71.8+90
85 and over6842.71.76182.61.6+66
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 Masterton District in 2018 compared to Wellington Region shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) as well as a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 19.4% of the population was aged between 0 and 14, and 21.0% 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 Masterton District and Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (6.3% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (5.1% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (5.0% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (5.8% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2013 to 2018, Masterton District's population increased by 2,211 people (9.5%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.83% per year over the period.

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

  • 25 to 29 (+408 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+327 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+252 persons)
  • 60 to 64 (+198 persons)

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