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Napier CityCommunity profile

Napier City

Five year age groups

There were 1,560 people over the age of 85 living in Napier City in 2018, with largest age group being 5 to 9 year olds.

The Age Structure of Napier City provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Napier City'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 Napier City'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
Napier City20182013Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2013 to 2018
0 to 43,8256.16.33,8286.76.9-3
5 to 94,3657.06.93,7986.66.8+567
10 to 144,1346.66.53,9096.86.8+225
15 to 193,7926.16.43,7566.67.0+36
20 to 243,2315.26.83,1205.56.9+111
25 to 293,7176.07.32,7424.86.1+975
30 to 343,3665.46.72,8715.06.0+495
35 to 393,3305.46.33,3605.96.3-30
40 to 443,7236.06.23,9216.87.2-198
45 to 494,2456.86.83,8826.87.1+363
50 to 544,0836.66.64,1017.27.1-18
55 to 594,2096.86.43,6156.36.1+594
60 to 643,7566.05.63,6756.45.5+81
65 to 693,7656.04.93,2345.64.6+531
70 to 743,2705.33.92,5474.43.5+723
75 to 792,3103.72.81,9563.42.5+354
80 to 841,5572.51.81,5152.61.9+42
85 and over1,5602.51.81,4132.51.7+147
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 Napier City in 2018 compared to New Zealand 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, 19.8% of the population was aged between 0 and 14, and 20.0% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 19.6% and 15.2% respectively for New Zealand.

The major differences between the age structure of Napier City and New Zealand were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (5.3% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (5.2% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (6.0% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 30 to 34 (5.4% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

From 2013 to 2018, Napier City's population increased by 4,995 people (8.7%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.69% 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 (+975 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+723 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (+594 persons)
  • 5 to 9 (+567 persons)

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