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Kāpiti Coast DistrictPopulation forecast

Kāpiti Coast District

Population and age structure

Between 2013 and 2028, the age structure forecasts for Kāpiti Coast District indicate a 4.8% increase in males under working age, a 42.5% increase in males of retirement age, and a 10.5% increase in males of working age.

Knowledge of how the age structure of the population is changing is essential for planning age-based facilities and services, such as child care, recreation and aged care.

The forecast age groups of Kāpiti Coast District is a function of the current age of the population (people aging each year, being born and dying) as well as the age of people migrating into and out of the area. This in turn is driven by location (fringe, city centre, regional or rural) the existing housing stock (separate dwellings, medium or high density), the amount and type of new residential development (same as existing stock, or diversifying) and where the area is in a cycle of change. We call this the area’s residential role and function. You can learn more about this in the section household and suburb life cycles.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Kāpiti Coast District - Total males201320282043Change between 2013 and 2043
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 41,5406.51,5655.61,8425.7+303
5 to 91,5606.61,7016.12,0206.2+460
10 to 141,6306.81,6936.11,9516.0+322
15 to 191,4606.11,5605.61,6915.2+231
20 to 241,0894.61,2094.31,3174.1+228
25 to 297643.21,0103.61,1233.5+358
30 to 349003.81,1184.01,3104.0+410
35 to 391,1404.81,3604.91,6155.0+475
40 to 441,6206.81,5175.51,8125.6+192
45 to 491,6406.91,6205.81,9145.9+274
50 to 541,8207.61,7086.11,9746.1+154
55 to 591,5696.61,8756.71,9986.2+429
60 to 641,4606.11,8976.82,0546.3+594
65 to 691,5796.62,0297.32,1586.7+578
70 to 741,3305.61,9246.92,2907.1+960
75 to 791,0564.41,6055.82,0626.4+1,006
80 to 848813.71,2734.61,7085.3+827
85 and over7533.21,1464.11,5434.8+790
Total persons23,791100.027,810100.032,382100.0+8,591
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2019.

Key findings

In 2013, the dominant age structure for males in Kāpiti Coast District was ages 50 to 54, which accounted for 7.6% of the total males.

The largest increase in males between 2013 and 2028 is forecast to be in ages 70 to 74, which is expected to increase by 594 and account for 6.9% of the total males.

The largest male 5 year age group in 2028 is 65 to 69 years, with a total of 2,029 males.

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