Hei Hei

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Hei Hei
Coordinates: 43°31′59″S 172°31′34″E / 43.533°S 172.526°E / -43.533; 172.526Coordinates: 43°31′59″S 172°31′34″E / 43.533°S 172.526°E / -43.533; 172.526
CountryNew Zealand
CityChristchurch
Local authorityChristchurch City Council
Electoral wardHornby[1]
Area
 • Land124 ha (306 acres)
Population
 (June 2020)[3]
 • Total3,570
Broomfield
Hei Hei
Sockburn
Islington Hornby Wigram

Hei Hei is a suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand. It is located in the west of Christchurch 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from the central city,[4] and is bisected by State Highway 1. The area was subdivided for poultry farming after World War I for returning serviceman, but the venture failed due to the poor soil conditions.[5] The place name is related to the Māori word for chicken (heihei) due to the area's poultry farming history.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Hei Hei covers 1.24 km2 (0.48 sq mi).[2] It had an estimated population of 3,570 as of June 2020,[3] with a population density of 2,879 people per km2.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
20063,114—    
20133,390+1.22%
20183,471+0.47%
Source: [7]

Hei Hei had a population of 3,471 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 81 people (2.4%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 357 people (11.5%) since the 2006 census. There were 1,182 households. There were 1,794 males and 1,677 females, giving a sex ratio of 1.07 males per female. The median age was 34.4 years (compared with 37.4 years nationally), with 696 people (20.1%) aged under 15 years, 774 (22.3%) aged 15 to 29, 1,632 (47.0%) aged 30 to 64, and 372 (10.7%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 67.8% European/Pākehā, 14.4% Māori, 9.6% Pacific peoples, 18.2% Asian, and 3.8% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).

The proportion of people born overseas was 25.4%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 49.4% had no religion, 35.5% were Christian, 1.8% were Hindu, 1.0% were Muslim, 0.9% were Buddhist and 3.8% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 354 (12.8%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 693 (25.0%) people had no formal qualifications. The median income was $32,400, compared with $31,800 nationally. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 1,563 (56.3%) people were employed full-time, 330 (11.9%) were part-time, and 123 (4.4%) were unemployed.[7]

Education[edit]

Gilberthorpe School is a contributing primary school catering for years 1 to 6.[8] It has a roll of 170. The school opened in 1957.[9]

St Bernadette's School is a Catholic full primary school for years 1 to 8,[10] with a roll of 107. It opened in 1962.[11]

Both schools are coeducational. Rolls are as of March 2021.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wards, Councillors and Community Boards map". ccc.govt.nz. Christchurch City Council. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b "ArcGIS Web Application". statsnz.maps.arcgis.com. Retrieved 13 September 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Population estimate tables - NZ.Stat". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  4. ^ Reed, A. W. (2010). Peter Dowling (ed.). Place Names of New Zealand. Rosedale, North Shore: Raupo. p. 161. ISBN 9780143204107.
  5. ^ Harper, Margaret (July 2015). "Christchurch Street Names: H" (PDF). Christchurch City Libraries. p. 70. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  6. ^ Cairns, Lois (November 2013). "So how do you pronounce Hei Hei?". Stuff. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Statistical area 1 dataset for 2018 Census". Statistics New Zealand. March 2020. Hei Hei (319300). 2018 Census place summary: Hei Hei
  8. ^ Education Counts: Gilberthorpe School
  9. ^ "History". Gilberthorpe School. Retrieved 13 September 2021.
  10. ^ Education Counts: St Bernadette's School
  11. ^ "Our School". St Bernadette's School. Retrieved 13 September 2021.
  12. ^ "New Zealand Schools Directory". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 27 April 2021.