Taranaki Region economic profile

Population age composition

The age composition of an area’s population has implications for the demand for services and facilities, as well as decisions regarding changes to property rates. For example, as a population ages, the demand for certain types of service and new facilities, for example schools, will decrease. Meanwhile, as a greater proportion of population retires from work, sources of incomes change and there is likely to be an increase in demand for leisure and care-based facilities.

This section outlines the age composition of Taranaki Region’s population by five year age group and contrasts this against the national population. The dependency ratio, the number of under 15 year olds and over 65 year olds as a ratio of the rest of the population is also provided.

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