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South WairarapaCommunity profile

South Wairarapa District

Five year age groups

There were 183 people over the age of 85 living in South Wairarapa District in 2018, with largest age group being 55 to 59 year olds.

The Age Structure of South Wairarapa 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 South Wairarapa 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 South Wairarapa 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
South Wairarapa District20182013Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2013 to 2018
0 to 45825.55.96246.56.7-42
5 to 96876.56.56456.86.5+42
10 to 146456.16.25826.16.4+63
15 to 194744.56.65105.47.0-36
20 to 243753.57.43994.27.5-24
25 to 294654.47.63273.46.5+138
30 to 344804.56.94084.36.6+72
35 to 395675.46.75706.06.8-3
40 to 446756.46.66847.27.6-9
45 to 497987.57.16997.37.3+99
50 to 548257.86.77838.27.0+42
55 to 598978.56.46877.25.8+210
60 to 647867.45.27477.85.2+39
65 to 698137.74.56877.24.3+126
70 to 746786.43.74714.93.2+207
75 to 794143.92.73273.42.3+87
80 to 842312.21.72012.11.8+30
85 and over1831.71.71801.91.6+3
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 South Wairarapa District in 2018 compared to Wellington Region 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, 18.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 14, and 21.9% 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 South Wairarapa District and Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (7.7% compared to 4.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (6.4% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (3.5% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (4.4% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

From 2013 to 2018, South Wairarapa District's population increased by 1,044 people (11.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.1% per year over the period.

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

  • 55 to 59 (+210 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+207 persons)
  • 25 to 29 (+138 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+126 persons)

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