Woodend, New Zealand
|Minor urban area|
Woodend in 2010
|Territorial authority||Waimakariri District|
|• Total||5.09 km2 (1.97 sq mi)|
|Population (June 2014 estimate)|
|• Density||580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
The town has a population of 2,940 (June 2014 estimate). It is 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of central Christchurch, and is a satellite town of the city; at the 2006 Census, 63% of employed Woodend residents worked in Christchurch.
Woodend is in the Waimakariri District with both the Waimakariri and Ashley Rivers running either side. Close by Pegasus Bay and a new town currently under construction called Pegasus Town. There are planned subdivisions at Ravenswood and Tuahiwi with a Catholic primary and high schools to be named after Pope Benedict XVI and a shopping centre planned on Wards Road. The State Highway 1 speed limit will be set at 60 km/h.
Woodend School is Woodend's only school. It is a state co-educational full primary school with a decile rating of 8 and a roll of 366 students (as of October 2014). The principal is Graeme Barber.
- "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2014 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 22 October 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014. Also "Infoshare; Group: Population Estimates - DPE; Table: Estimated Resident Population for Urban Areas, at 30 June (1996+) (Annual-Jun)". Statistics New Zealand. 22 October 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
- "Commuting patterns in Christchurch -- Commuting patterns in New Zealand, 1996-2006". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
- Te Kete Ipurangi schools database: Woodend School
- "Directory of Schools - as at 5 November 2014". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2014-12-06.