Hillcrest, Auckland

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Hillcrest
Coordinates: 36°47′14″S 174°44′00″E / 36.787163518°S 174.7333304°E / -36.787163518; 174.7333304Coordinates: 36°47′14″S 174°44′00″E / 36.787163518°S 174.7333304°E / -36.787163518; 174.7333304
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Local authorityAuckland Council
Electoral wardNorth Shore Ward
Local boardKaipātiki Local Board
Area
 • Land292 ha (722 acres)
Population
 (June 2021)[2]
 • Total11,190
Postcode(s)
0627
Marlborough Wairau Valley Westlake
Windy Ridge
Hillcrest
Takapuna
Birkenhead Northcote Northcote Central

Hillcrest is a suburb of the contiguous Auckland metropolitan area located in New Zealand. Since 2010, it has been under the jurisdiction of the Auckland Council, and is located in the North Shore, surrounded by Glenfield, Wairau Valley, Northcote and Birkenhead.[3] The Auckland Northern Motorway passes to the east.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Hillcrest covers 2.92 km2 (1.13 sq mi)[1] and had an estimated population of 11,190 as of June 2021,[2] with a population density of 3,832 people per km2.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
20069,522—    
20139,816+0.44%
201810,548+1.45%
Source: [5]

Hillcrest had a population of 10,548 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 732 people (7.5%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 1,026 people (10.8%) since the 2006 census. There were 3,471 households, comprising 5,079 males and 5,466 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.93 males per female, with 1,920 people (18.2%) aged under 15 years, 2,424 (23.0%) aged 15 to 29, 4,944 (46.9%) aged 30 to 64, and 1,263 (12.0%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 55.0% European/Pākehā, 6.7% Māori, 3.2% Pacific peoples, 40.0% Asian, and 3.4% other ethnicities. People may identify with more than one ethnicity.

The percentage of people born overseas was 46.8, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people chose not to answer the census's question about religious affiliation, 51.8% had no religion, 34.4% were Christian, 0.2% had Māori religious beliefs, 2.6% were Hindu, 1.5% were Muslim, 2.5% were Buddhist and 2.0% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 3,123 (36.2%) people had a bachelor's or higher degree, and 804 (9.3%) people had no formal qualifications. 1,857 people (21.5%) earned over $70,000 compared to 17.2% nationally. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 4,542 (52.6%) people were employed full-time, 1,308 (15.2%) were part-time, and 288 (3.3%) were unemployed.[5]

Individual statistical areas
Name Area (km2) Population Density (per km2) Households Median age Median income
Hillcrest North (Auckland) 0.98 3,387 3,456 1,110 36.4 years $30,100[6]
Hillcrest West (Auckland) 0.88 3,240 3,682 1,068 35.3 years $39,000[7]
Hillcrest East (Auckland) 1.06 3,921 3,699 1,293 35.1 years $37,500[8]
New Zealand 37.4 years $31,800

Education[edit]

Sunnybrae Normal School and Willow Park School are coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) schools with rolls of 352 and 619 respectively, as of March 2022.[9][10][11] Willow Park was established in 1967.[12]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ArcGIS Web Application". statsnz.maps.arcgis.com. Retrieved 26 June 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Population estimate tables - NZ.Stat". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 22 October 2021.
  3. ^ http://www.northshorecity.govt.nz/Suburbs/PDFs/SuburbSearch/city_web_suburb.pdf[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Gregory's Auckland & Surrounds Street Directory (3rd ed.). 2008. p. map 57. ISBN 978-0-7319-2048-8.
  5. ^ a b "Statistical area 1 dataset for 2018 Census". Statistics New Zealand. March 2020. Hillcrest North (Auckland) (125600), Hillcrest West (Auckland) (125800) and Hillcrest East (Auckland) (126200).
  6. ^ 2018 Census place summary: Hillcrest North (Auckland)
  7. ^ 2018 Census place summary: Hillcrest West (Auckland)
  8. ^ 2018 Census place summary: Hillcrest East (Auckland)
  9. ^ "New Zealand Schools Directory". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 23 April 2022.
  10. ^ Education Counts: Sunnybrae Normal School
  11. ^ Education Counts: Willowpark School
  12. ^ "Willow Park Home Page". Retrieved 17 January 2009.

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