Owairaka

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Owairaka
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Coordinates: 36°53′42″S 174°43′18″E / 36.895071°S 174.721551°E / -36.895071; 174.721551Coordinates: 36°53′42″S 174°43′18″E / 36.895071°S 174.721551°E / -36.895071; 174.721551
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Local authorityAuckland Council
Electoral wardAlbert-Eden-Puketāpapa ward
Local boardAlbert-Eden Local Board
Area
 • Land132 ha (326 acres)
Population
 (June 2021)[2]
 • Total5,790
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Owairaka is a suburb of New Zealand's largest city, Auckland. It is under the local governance of the Auckland Council.

Owairaka is home to the Owairaka Athletic Club[3] which is based at the Lovelock Track where five world records have been set.[4] During the 1960s the club came to prominence in middle- and long-distance running under coach Arthur Lydiard,[5] producing international and national champions including Murray Halberg[6] and the New Zealand Athlete of the Century, Peter Snell.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Owairaka covers 1.32 km2 (0.51 sq mi)[1] and had an estimated population of 5,790 as of June 2021,[2] with a population density of 4,386 people per km2.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
20064,941—    
20134,950+0.03%
20185,268+1.25%
Source: [8]

Owairaka had a population of 5,268 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 318 people (6.4%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 327 people (6.6%) since the 2006 census. There were 1,665 households, comprising 2,742 males and 2,520 females, giving a sex ratio of 1.09 males per female, with 1,041 people (19.8%) aged under 15 years, 1,365 (25.9%) aged 15 to 29, 2,442 (46.4%) aged 30 to 64, and 423 (8.0%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 39.7% European/Pākehā, 8.9% Māori, 18.3% Pacific peoples, 39.2% Asian, and 6.4% other ethnicities. People may identify with more than one ethnicity.

The percentage of people born overseas was 47.5, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people chose not to answer the census's question about religious affiliation, 38.3% had no religion, 35.6% were Christian, 0.5% had Māori religious beliefs, 8.5% were Hindu, 7.1% were Muslim, 2.3% were Buddhist and 3.2% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 1,452 (34.4%) people had a bachelor's or higher degree, and 495 (11.7%) people had no formal qualifications. 663 people (15.7%) earned over $70,000 compared to 17.2% nationally. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 2,214 (52.4%) people were employed full-time, 579 (13.7%) were part-time, and 225 (5.3%) were unemployed.[8]

Individual statistical areas
Name Area (km2) Population Density (per km2) Households Median age Median income
Owairaka West 0.92 3,222 3,502 1,011 31.6 years $27,700[9]
Owairaka East 0.40 2,046 5,115 654 32.6 years $33,500[10]
New Zealand 37.4 years $31,800

Education[edit]

Ōwairaka District School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a roll of 385 as of March 2022.[11][12]

The local state secondary school is Mount Albert Grammar School .

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ArcGIS Web Application". statsnz.maps.arcgis.com. Retrieved 12 July 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Population estimate tables - NZ.Stat". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 22 October 2021.
  3. ^ Auckland City Athletic Club History, Auckland City Athletic Club, archived from the original on 13 January 2015, retrieved 28 January 2013
  4. ^ Owairaka Athletic Club History, Owairaka Athletic Club, 2012, archived from the original on 4 May 2013, retrieved 28 January 2013
  5. ^ Arthur Lydiard, NZ History, retrieved 28 January 2013
  6. ^ Halberg, Murray Gordon, MBE, Encyclopedia of New Zealand, retrieved 28 January 2013
  7. ^ Peter Snell, NZ Olympic Committee, archived from the original on 23 January 2012, retrieved 28 January 2013
  8. ^ a b "Statistical area 1 dataset for 2018 Census". Statistics New Zealand. March 2020. Owairaka West (135500) and Owairaka East (136800).
  9. ^ 2018 Census place summary: Owairaka West
  10. ^ 2018 Census place summary: Owairaka East
  11. ^ "New Zealand Schools Directory". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 23 April 2022.
  12. ^ Education Counts: Owairaka District School

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