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Thames-CoromandelCommunity profile

Thames-Coromandel District

Service age groups

Thames-Coromandel District had a lower proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of people at post retirement age than Waikato Region 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. Thames-Coromandel District'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 Thames-Coromandel District's demographic characteristics, Thames-Coromandel District's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Family and Household type data.


Derived from the Census question:

'When were you born?'

Age structure - Service age groups
Thames-Coromandel District - Total persons20182013Change
Service age group (years)Number%Waikato Region %Number%Waikato Region %2013 to 2018
Babies and Pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,3144.46.81,2934.97.3+21
Primary Schoolers (5 to 11)2,2297.510.22,0647.910.0+165
Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17)1,8786.38.11,7436.78.7+135
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1,4104.79.01,2274.79.4+183
Young workforce (25 to 34)2,3347.813.11,8397.011.5+495
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)4,42814.818.54,47617.119.7-48
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)4,40414.712.84,07415.613.1+330
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)5,76019.310.84,80318.410.4+957
Seniors (70 to 84)5,23817.59.03,91214.98.3+1,326
Elderly aged (85 and over)8913.01.87412.81.6+150
Total population29,886100.0100.026,172100.0100.0+3,714
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
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the service 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 (0 to 17 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 18.1% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 39.8% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 25.1% and 21.6% respectively for Waikato Region.

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

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (17.5% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (19.3% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (7.8% compared to 13.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (4.7% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2013 to 2018, Thames-Coromandel District's population increased by 3,714 people (14.2%). This represents an average annual population change of 2.69% per year over the period.

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

  • Seniors (70 to 84) (+1,326 persons)
  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+957 persons)
  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+495 persons)
  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+330 persons)

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