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Miramar Central

Service age groups

Miramar Central had a similar proportion of pre-schoolers and a higher proportion of people at post retirement age than Wellington City 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. Miramar Central'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 Miramar Central's demographic characteristics, Miramar Central's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Family and Household type data.

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Age structure - Service age groups
Miramar Central - Total persons20182013Change
Service age group (years)Number%Wellington City %Number%Wellington City %2013 to 2018
Babies and Pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1085.55.11297.06.0-21
Primary Schoolers (5 to 11)1387.07.91628.77.9-24
Secondary Schoolers (12 to 17)1326.76.61387.46.8-6
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)1598.114.01327.114.3+27
Young workforce (25 to 34)30015.317.926714.416.7+33
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)43222.021.342923.122.5+3
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)24612.512.422212.011.8+24
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)21010.78.01628.77.7+48
Seniors (70 to 84)1929.85.71839.95.1+9
Elderly aged (85 and over)482.41.2301.61.1+18
Total population1,965100.0100.01,854100.0100.0+111
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the service age groups of Miramar Central in 2018 compared to Wellington City shows that there was a similar 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, 19.2% of the population was aged between 0 and 17, and 22.9% were aged 60 years and over, compared with 19.5% and 14.9% respectively for Wellington City.

The major differences between the age structure of Miramar Central and Wellington City were:

  • A larger percentage of 'Seniors (70 to 84)' (9.8% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of 'Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)' (10.7% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)' (8.1% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of 'Young workforce (25 to 34)' (15.3% compared to 17.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2013 to 2018, Miramar Central's population increased by 111 people (6.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.17% per year over the period.

There were no major differences in Miramar Central between 2013 and 2018.

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