Glendene, New Zealand

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CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityAuckland Council
Electoral wardWaitākere ward
Local boardHenderson-Massey
 • Total7,563
Henderson Te Atatū South (Whau River)
Oratia Glen Eden New Lynn

Glendene is a suburb of western Auckland, in New Zealand. It is under the local governance of the Auckland Council.

Glendene is a mainly residential suburb with the north-eastern portion devoted to light industry.


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
Source: [1]

Glendene, comprising the statistical areas of Glendene North and Glendene South, had a population of 7,563 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 642 people (9.3%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 942 people (14.2%) since the 2006 census. There were 2,226 households. There were 3,819 males and 3,747 females, giving a sex ratio of 1.02 males per female, with 1,626 people (21.5%) aged under 15 years, 1,686 (22.3%) aged 15 to 29, 3,468 (45.9%) aged 30 to 64, and 789 (10.4%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 41.8% European/Pākehā, 14.0% Māori, 26.0% Pacific peoples, 30.2% Asian, and 4.0% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).

The proportion of people born overseas was 38.9%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 33.6% had no religion, 41.8% were Christian, and 17.3% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 1,143 (19.3%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 1,110 (18.7%) people had no formal qualifications. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 3,087 (52.0%) people were employed full-time, 687 (11.6%) were part-time, and 345 (5.8%) were unemployed.[1]


Glendene is named after a farm in the area owned by Percy Jones, which was later subdivided for housing.[2][3] The Western shores of the Whau River were home to many clay and pottery yards in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including the Malam, Laurie, Black & Scott and Hepburn yards.[4] Most of the development of Glendene as a residential suburb occurred in the 1960s and 1970s.[5]

In April 2014, Glendene became a part of the new Kelston electorate.

The Glendene Community Hub was opened in March 2015 in response to Council studies that showed a need for community development in the area.


The local primary school (years 1 - 6) is Glendene School (opened in 1965)[6] It is coeducational. The roll was 140 as of March 2022.[7][8]

Nearby secondary schools are Henderson High School, Kelston Boys' High School, Kelston Girls' College, Liston College and St Dominic's College.


  1. ^ a b "Statistical area 1 dataset for 2018 Census". Statistics New Zealand. March 2020. Glendene North (128900) and Glendene South (129500). 2018 Census place summary: Glendene North 2018 Census place summary: Glendene South
  2. ^ Reed, Alexander Wyclif (1975). "Percy+Jones"&dq=Glendene+"Percy+Jones" Place names of New Zealand. p. 140. ISBN 0-589-00933-8.
  3. ^ Discover New Zealand:A Wises Guide (9th ed.). 1994. p. 17.
  4. ^ Diamond, John T. (1992). "The Brick and Pottery Industry in the Western Districts". In Northcote-Bade, James (ed.). West Auckland Remembers, Volume 2. West Auckland Historical Society. p. 47. ISBN 0-473-01587-0.
  5. ^ Stephen Hart, ed. (2008). Where to Live in Auckland. Barbican Publishing. p. 119. ISBN 978-0-473-14244-5.
  6. ^ Glendene School
  7. ^ "New Zealand Schools Directory". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 23 April 2022.
  8. ^ Education Counts: Glendene School

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Coordinates: 36°53′22″S 174°39′13″E / 36.88944°S 174.65361°E / -36.88944; 174.65361