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Wairoa DistrictCommunity profile

Wairoa District

Five year age groups

There were 129 people over the age of 85 living in Wairoa District in 2018, with largest age group being 5 to 9 year olds.

The Age Structure of Wairoa 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 Wairoa 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 Wairoa 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
Wairoa District20182013Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Hawke's Bay Region %Number%Hawke's Bay Region %2013 to 2018
0 to 46367.66.56728.57.2-36
5 to 97028.47.56428.17.2+60
10 to 146307.57.06338.07.4-3
15 to 195556.66.45466.96.7+9
20 to 244595.55.24085.25.2+51
25 to 294925.96.03424.34.8+150
30 to 343994.85.43904.94.9+9
35 to 394235.15.44175.35.8+6
40 to 444084.95.94415.66.9-33
45 to 494895.86.84776.07.0+12
50 to 545166.26.66037.67.4-87
55 to 596247.56.95587.16.5+66
60 to 646037.26.15316.76.3+72
65 to 695496.65.84265.45.4+123
70 to 743694.44.82943.74.1+75
75 to 792312.83.42373.03.0-6
80 to 841561.92.21562.02.30
85 and over1291.52.11171.52.1+12
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 Wairoa District in 2018 compared to Hawke's Bay Region shows that there was a higher proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a lower proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 23.5% of the population was aged between 0 and 14, and 17.1% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 21.0% and 18.3% respectively for Hawke's Bay Region.

The major differences between the age structure of Wairoa District and Hawke's Bay Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 0 to 4 (7.6% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 60 to 64 (7.2% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 40 to 44 (4.9% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 45 to 49 (5.8% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

From 2013 to 2018, Wairoa District's population increased by 480 people (6.1%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.19% 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 (+150 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+123 persons)
  • 50 to 54 (-87 persons)
  • 70 to 74 (+75 persons)

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