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Wellington CityPopulation forecast

Miramar - Maupuia

Population and age structure

Between 2013 and 2028, the age structure forecasts for Miramar - Maupuia indicate a 18.6% decrease in population under working age, a 75.0% increase in population of retirement age, and a 2.6% 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 Miramar - Maupuia 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
Miramar - Maupuia - Total persons201320282043Change between 2013 and 2043
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 48287.36455.57145.6-113
5 to 97786.86485.56995.5-78
10 to 147776.86465.56455.0-133
15 to 196836.06555.66335.0-50
20 to 246565.86405.48596.7+203
25 to 296816.06275.37876.2+106
30 to 348187.26605.67465.8-72
35 to 399418.37706.57976.2-144
40 to 449498.38307.08206.4-128
45 to 498957.98367.17595.9-136
50 to 547716.88176.96985.5-74
55 to 596485.77996.87005.5+52
60 to 645574.97676.57345.7+177
65 to 694303.86755.77335.7+303
70 to 743413.05845.07255.7+384
75 to 792682.44834.16745.3+405
80 to 842422.13683.15664.4+324
85 and over1131.03302.84803.8+367
Total persons11,378100.011,779100.012,772100.0+1,394
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2020.

Key findings

In 2013, the dominant age structure for persons in Miramar - Maupuia was ages 40 to 44, which accounted for 8.3% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2013 and 2028 is forecast to be in ages 65 to 69, which is expected to increase by 245 and account for 5.7% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2028 is 45 to 49 years, with a total of 836 persons.

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