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Featherston

Population and age structure

Between 2013 and 2028, the age structure forecasts for Featherston indicate a 7.6% increase in population under working age, a 46.2% increase in population of retirement age, and a 10.4% increase 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 the Wairarapa 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
Featherston - Total persons201320282043Change between 2013 and 2043
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 41676.91766.21916.1+24
5 to 91606.61766.21906.1+30
10 to 141476.01585.61715.5+25
15 to 191335.51324.71404.5+7
20 to 241225.01063.71153.7-7
25 to 29853.51164.11274.0+41
30 to 341335.51545.41665.3+33
35 to 391486.11806.41936.2+44
40 to 441797.31896.72076.6+28
45 to 491917.91997.02177.0+26
50 to 541897.82027.12237.1+34
55 to 591596.51987.02126.8+53
60 to 641767.21966.92096.7+33
65 to 691566.41836.51996.4+43
70 to 741174.81535.41835.9+67
75 to 79803.31354.81595.1+80
80 to 84502.1923.31183.8+68
85 and over411.7863.01083.5+67
Total persons2,434100.02,831100.03,127100.0+694

Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id , the population experts, March 2018.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2043: 108 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2043: 118 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2043: 159 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2043: 183 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2043: 199 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2043: 209 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2043: 212 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2043: 223 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2043: 217 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2043: 207 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2043: 193 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2043: 166 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2043: 127 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2043: 115 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2043: 140 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2043: 171 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2043: 190 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2043: 191 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2028: 86 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2028: 92 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2028: 135 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2028: 153 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2028: 183 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2028: 196 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2028: 198 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2028: 202 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2028: 199 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2028: 189 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2028: 180 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2028: 154 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2028: 116 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2028: 106 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2028: 132 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2028: 158 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2028: 176 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2028: 176 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2013: 41 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2013: 50 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2013: 80 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2013: 117 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2013: 156 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2013: 176 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2013: 159 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2013: 189 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2013: 191 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2013: 179 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2013: 148 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2013: 133 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2013: 85 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2013: 122 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2013: 133 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2013: 147 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2013: 160 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2013: 167
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id the population experts, March 2018.
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2028 to 2043: 22 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2028 to 2043: 26 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2028 to 2043: 24 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2028 to 2043: 31 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2028 to 2043: 16 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2028 to 2043: 13 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2028 to 2043: 14 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2028 to 2043: 22 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2028 to 2043: 18 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2028 to 2043: 18 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2028 to 2043: 12 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2028 to 2043: 12 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2028 to 2043: 10 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2028 to 2043: 9 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2028 to 2043: 8 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2028 to 2043: 13 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2028 to 2043: 14 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2028 to 2043: 14 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2013 to 2028: 45 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2013 to 2028: 42 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2013 to 2028: 56 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2013 to 2028: 36 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2013 to 2028: 27 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2013 to 2028: 20 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2013 to 2028: 38 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2013 to 2028: 12 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2013 to 2028: 8 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2013 to 2028: 10 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2013 to 2028: 32 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2013 to 2028: 21 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2013 to 2028: 31 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2013 to 2028: -17 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2013 to 2028: -1 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2013 to 2028: 12 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2013 to 2028: 16 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2013 to 2028: 9
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id the population experts, March 2018.

Key findings

In 2013, the dominant age structure for persons in Featherston was ages 45 to 49, which accounted for 7.9% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2013 and 2028 is forecast to be in ages 75 to 79, which is expected to increase by 56 and account for 4.8% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2028 is 50 to 54 years, with a total of 202 persons.

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