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Kāpiti Coast DistrictPopulation forecast

Raumati Beach

Population and age structure

Between 2013 and 2028, the age structure forecasts for Raumati Beach indicate a 17.8% decrease in population under working age, a 33.4% increase in population of retirement age, and a 4.2% decrease in population 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 Raumati Beach 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 - Service age groups
Raumati Beach - Total persons201320282043Change between 2013 and 2043
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)2975.92414.72655.0-33
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)51110.14238.34608.6-51
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)4078.13667.23516.6-56
Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24)3116.23476.82895.4-23
Young workforce (25 to 34)3496.93577.03907.3+41
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)1,03220.582016.196218.0-70
Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59)67013.359711.755910.5-112
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)57011.371214.058811.0+18
Seniors (70 to 84)65112.995418.71,12721.1+475
Elderly aged (85 and over)2424.82865.63446.4+101
Total persons5,042100.05,102100.05,334100.0+292
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2019.

Key findings

In 2013, the dominant age structure for persons in Raumati Beach was ages Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49), which accounted for 20.5% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2013 and 2028 is forecast to be in ages Seniors (70 to 84), which is expected to increase by 303 and account for 18.7% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2028 is Seniors (70 to 84) years, with a total of 954 persons.

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