Belmont, Auckland

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Belmont
Shops in central Belmont
Shops in central Belmont
Coordinates: 36°48′29″S 174°47′24″E / 36.808°S 174.790°E / -36.808; 174.790Coordinates: 36°48′29″S 174°47′24″E / 36.808°S 174.790°E / -36.808; 174.790
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Local authorityAuckland Council
Electoral wardNorth Shore ward
Local boardDevonport-Takapuna Local Board
Established1855
Area
 • Land115 ha (284 acres)
Population
 (June 2021)[2]
 • Total3,060
Postcode(s)
0622
Hauraki Hauraki (Hauraki Gulf)
(Waitematā Harbour)
Belmont
(Hauraki Gulf)
Bayswater (Waitematā Harbour) Narrow Neck

Belmont is a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. The name Belmont, which means "good view or hill", derives from a farm estate called "Belmont" which was subdivided in 1885.[citation needed] The suburb is in the North Shore ward, one of the thirteen administrative divisions of Auckland Council.

Demographics[edit]

Belmont covers 1.15 km2 (0.44 sq mi)[1] and had an estimated population of 3,060 as of June 2021,[2] with a population density of 2,661 people per km2.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
20062,808—    
20132,946+0.69%
20183,027+0.54%
Source: [3]

Belmont had a population of 3,027 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 81 people (2.7%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 219 people (7.8%) since the 2006 census. There were 1,056 households, comprising 1,473 males and 1,554 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.95 males per female. The median age was 35.4 years (compared with 37.4 years nationally), with 645 people (21.3%) aged under 15 years, 645 (21.3%) aged 15 to 29, 1,329 (43.9%) aged 30 to 64, and 405 (13.4%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 74.7% European/Pākehā, 8.7% Māori, 4.2% Pacific peoples, 19.0% Asian, and 4.5% other ethnicities. People may identify with more than one ethnicity.

The percentage of people born overseas was 38.7, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people chose not to answer the census's question about religious affiliation, 56.9% had no religion, 31.9% were Christian, 0.1% had Māori religious beliefs, 1.3% were Hindu, 0.7% were Muslim, 2.4% were Buddhist and 1.9% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 903 (37.9%) people had a bachelor's or higher degree, and 201 (8.4%) people had no formal qualifications. The median income was $42,100, compared with $31,800 nationally. 666 people (28.0%) earned over $70,000 compared to 17.2% nationally. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 1,269 (53.3%) people were employed full-time, 318 (13.4%) were part-time, and 69 (2.9%) were unemployed.[3]

Education[edit]

Takapuna Grammar School is a secondary (years 9–13) school with a roll of 1879 students.[4] The school was built in 1926[5] and opened the following year. The adjacent Belmont Intermediate is an intermediate (years 7–8) school with a roll of 518.[6]

Belmont School is a contributing primary (years 1–6) school with a roll of 384.[7] It was founded in 1912 and moved to its current siate in 1913.[8]

Wilson School is a special school for students with intellectual or physical disabilities.[9] It has a roll of 104 students.[10] It was previously called the Wilson Home.[11]

All these schools are co-educational. Rolls are as of March 2022.[12]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ArcGIS Web Application". statsnz.maps.arcgis.com. Retrieved 2 July 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Population estimate tables - NZ.Stat". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 22 October 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Statistical area 1 dataset for 2018 Census". Statistics New Zealand. March 2020. Belmont (Auckland) (129300). 2018 Census place summary: Belmont (Auckland)
  4. ^ Education Counts: Takapuna Grammar School
  5. ^ "Shore landmarks : [Takapuna Grammar School]". North Shore Times Advertiser. 1 November 2001. p. 128.
  6. ^ Education Counts: Belmont Intermediate
  7. ^ Education Counts: Belmont School
  8. ^ "Steam tram to Belmont School". North Shore Times Advertiser. 11 April 1978. p. 30.
  9. ^ "Education Review Report: Wilson School". Education Review Office. 4 October 2018.
  10. ^ Education Counts: Wilson School
  11. ^ "The Wilson Home Trust's History". The Wilson Home Trust. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  12. ^ "New Zealand Schools Directory". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 23 April 2022.

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