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Thames-CoromandelCommunity profile

Thames-Coromandel District

Five year age groups

There were 894 people over the age of 85 living in Thames-Coromandel District in 2018, with largest age group being 65 to 69 year olds.

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


Derived from the Census question:

'When were you born?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
Thames-Coromandel District20182013Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Waikato Region %Number%Waikato Region %2013 to 2018
0 to 41,3144.46.81,2934.97.3+21
5 to 91,5905.37.41,4705.67.2+120
10 to 141,5845.37.01,5095.87.2+75
15 to 191,3384.56.51,1884.57.1+150
20 to 241,0113.46.58763.36.7+135
25 to 291,1884.06.88913.45.8+297
30 to 341,1433.86.39483.65.7+195
35 to 391,2244.15.91,2574.86.0-33
40 to 441,4374.85.91,5696.06.9-132
45 to 491,7705.96.71,6536.36.8+117
50 to 541,9566.56.41,9657.56.9-9
55 to 592,4518.26.42,1098.16.2+342
60 to 642,6258.85.72,4009.25.5+225
65 to 693,13810.55.12,4039.24.8+735
70 to 742,6258.84.21,8457.03.7+780
75 to 791,6715.63.01,1764.52.6+495
80 to 849453.21.98913.42.0+54
85 and over8943.01.87412.81.6+153
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of Thames-Coromandel District in 2018 compared to Waikato Region shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 15.0% of the population was aged between 0 and 14, and 31.0% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 21.1% and 15.9% respectively for Waikato Region.

The major differences between the age structure of Thames-Coromandel District and Waikato Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 65 to 69 (10.5% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 70 to 74 (8.8% compared to 4.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (8.8% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 20 to 24 (3.4% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

From 2013 to 2018, Thames-Coromandel District's population increased by 3,720 people (14.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.69% per year over the period.

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

  • 70 to 74 (+780 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+735 persons)
  • 75 to 79 (+495 persons)
  • 55 to 59 (+342 persons)

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