Renwick, New Zealand

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Renwick
A country road and vineyard in Renwick
A country road and vineyard in Renwick
Coordinates: 41°30′34″S 173°49′48″E / 41.50944°S 173.83000°E / -41.50944; 173.83000Coordinates: 41°30′34″S 173°49′48″E / 41.50944°S 173.83000°E / -41.50944; 173.83000
CountryNew Zealand
RegionMarlborough
WardWairau-Awatere Ward
Area
 • Total2.32 km2 (0.90 sq mi)
Population
 (June 2021)[2]
 • Total2,580
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)

Renwick is a small town in Marlborough, New Zealand, close to the south bank of the Wairau River. It is located on State Highway 6, 12 kilometres (7 mi) west of Blenheim. Havelock is 31 km (19 mi) north. State Highway 63 runs southwest from Renwick through the Wairau River valley.[3][4]

The town was initially known as "Upper Wairau", and then as "Renwicktown" after an early landowner, Dr. Thomas Renwick.[5][6]

Renwick is located in the centre of Marlborough's grape growing region. Sauvignon blanc is the variety usually associated with the area, and famous wineries such as Isabel Estate and Forrest Estate are in close proximity. Pinot Gris (Grey Pinot) is also exported.

Demographics[edit]

Renwick is defined by Statistics New Zealand as a small urban area and covers 2.32 km2 (0.90 sq mi).[1] It had an estimated population of 2,580 as of June 2021,[2] with a population density of 1,112 people per km2.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
20061,962—    
20132,253+2.00%
20182,418+1.42%
Source: [7]
Renwick Post Office

Renwick had a population of 2,418 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 165 people (7.3%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 456 people (23.2%) since the 2006 census. There were 909 households. There were 1,218 males and 1,200 females, giving a sex ratio of 1.01 males per female. The median age was 39.6 years (compared with 37.4 years nationally), with 546 people (22.6%) aged under 15 years, 351 (14.5%) aged 15 to 29, 1,131 (46.8%) aged 30 to 64, and 390 (16.1%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 93.1% European/Pākehā, 11.0% Māori, 1.4% Pacific peoples, 2.0% Asian, and 2.6% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).

The proportion of people born overseas was 14.9%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 60.8% had no religion, 28.5% were Christian, 0.5% were Buddhist and 2.1% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 270 (14.4%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 408 (21.8%) people had no formal qualifications. The median income was $37,000, compared with $31,800 nationally. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 1,038 (55.4%) people were employed full-time, 309 (16.5%) were part-time, and 42 (2.2%) were unemployed.[7]

Education[edit]

Renwick School is a coeducational full primary school (years 1–8), with a decile rating of 8 with a role of 492 students (as of March 2022).[8]

The first school in Renwick opened at the beginning of 1861,[9] using the Presbyterian Church as a schoolroom. It was the second school in Marlborough. The present school opened in 1864.[10]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ArcGIS Web Application". statsnz.maps.arcgis.com. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Subnational population estimates (RC, SA2), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996-2021 (2021 boundaries)". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 22 October 2021. (regional councils); "Subnational population estimates (TA, SA2), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996-2021 (2021 boundaries)". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 22 October 2021. (territorial authorities); "Subnational population estimates (urban rural), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996-2021 (2021 boundaries)". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 22 October 2021. (urban areas)
  3. ^ Peter Dowling, ed. (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. map 60. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8.
  4. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. map 138. ISBN 1-877333-20-4.
  5. ^ McIntosh, Alister; Redman, William Edward; Allen, William Raymond, eds. (1940). Marlborough: A Provincial History. Blenheim: Marlborough Provincial Historical Committee. p. 339.
  6. ^ Marlborough Historical Society (2005). Click – A Captured Moment – Marlborough's Early Heritage. p. 68. ISBN 0-473-10475-X.
  7. ^ a b "Statistical area 1 dataset for 2018 Census". Statistics New Zealand. March 2020. Renwick (307100). 2018 Census place summary: Renwick
  8. ^ "New Zealand Schools Directory". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 23 April 2022.
  9. ^ "New Zealand Provinces". Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle. 4 May 1861. p. 3.
  10. ^ A. D. McIntosh, pp 339–340. The school claims to have been established in 1862.

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