Richmond, New Zealand

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Richmond

Waimea
Town
Queen Street, the main street of Richmond in New Zealand (as of 2011[update])
Queen Street, the main street of Richmond in New Zealand (as of 2011)
Richmond is located in New Zealand
Richmond
Richmond
Coordinates: 41°20′S 173°11′E / 41.333°S 173.183°E / -41.333; 173.183Coordinates: 41°20′S 173°11′E / 41.333°S 173.183°E / -41.333; 173.183
CountryNew Zealand
RegionTasman
Territorial authorityTasman District
Founded1854
Government
 • MayorTim King
Area
 • Total17.37 km2 (6.71 sq mi)
Population
 (June 2020)[1]
 • Total17,250
 • Density990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Postcode(s)
7020
Area code(s)03

Richmond (Māori: Waimea) is a town and the seat of the Tasman District Council in New Zealand. It lies 13 kilometres (8 mi) south of Nelson in the South Island, close to the southern extremity of Tasman Bay / Te Tai-o-Aorere. The town, first settled by Europeans in 1842,[2] was named in 1854 after the town of Richmond on Thames near London. The town has an estimated population of 17,250 as of June 2020.[1]

Although most of Richmond lies outside the boundaries of Nelson City, it is informally considered by the locals as part of Greater Nelson or the "Top of the South". The two unitary authorities (Nelson and Tasman) co-operate for tourism-marketing purposes via "Latitude Nelson". As of 2020 Richmond forms part of the Nelson parliamentary electorate.

History[edit]

During the period 1853 to 1876, the Richmond urban area was administered as part of Nelson Province. With the Abolition of Provinces Act 1876, Waimea County was created, effective in January 1877. Richmond was included in the Waimea County boundaries, and served as the administrative headquarters of the county.

In 1891, the administrative authority for the urban area of Richmond was transferred from Waimea County to the Richmond Borough Council.[3]

Richmond Borough existed until the 1989 local government reforms, when the Tasman District was formed through the amalgamation of the Richmond Borough, Golden Bay County, Murchison County and Waimea County administrative areas.[4]

Demographics[edit]

The Richmond urban area, as defined by Statistics New Zealand, covers 17.37 km2 (6.71 sq mi) and incorporates nine statistical areas. The Daelyn statistical area, covering 1.47 km2 (0.57 sq mi), is the sole area of Richmond within Nelson City; the remaining eight areas are within Tasman District.

The Richmond urban area had a population of 15,282 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 1,902 people (14.2%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 2,865 people (23.1%) since the 2006 census. There were 7,341 males and 7,944 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.92 males per female. Of the total population, 2,799 people (18.3%) were aged up to 15 years, 2,445 (16.0%) were 15 to 29, 6,453 (42.2%) were 30 to 64, and 3,588 (23.5%) were 65 or older.[5]

Ethnicities were 93.0% European/Pākehā, 6.8% Māori, 1.2% Pacific peoples, 3.5% Asian, and 1.8% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).[5]

Individual statistical areas in Richmond (2018 census)[6]
SA2 name Population Dwellings Median age Median income
Ben Cooper Park 2,355 993 41.4 years $29,300
Daelyn 852 330 43.9 years $31,700
Easby Park 2,754 1,053 39.2 years $30,600
Fairose 1,620 723 55.5 years $30,700
Richmond Central 1,848 774 38.9 years $26,800
Richmond South 618 231 45.0 years $36,900
Richmond West 924 354 56.4 years $23,900
Templemore 2,004 723 49.5 years $29,100
Wilkes Park 2,304 906 47.8 years $30,300

Economy[edit]

Richmond Mall[edit]

Richmond Mall opened in 1973.[7] It covers an area of 23,142 m² and has 800 carparks and 70 stores, including Farmers, Pak'nSave and FreshChoice.[8]

Education[edit]

General public schools[edit]

Waimea College is a co-educational state secondary school for Year 9 to 13 students,[9][10] with a roll of 1524 as of November 2020.[11]

Waimea Intermediate is a co-educational state intermediate school for Year 7 to 8 students,[12][13] with a roll of 627.[14]

There are three state primary schools for Year 1 to 6 students:

Specialist schools[edit]

Salisbury School is a state school for Year 3 to 10 girls with complex learning needs,[23] with a roll of 4.[24] It was established on 1616, on a homestead established by William McRae in 1850.[25]

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tuia Te Matangi is a co-educational state Māori language immersion school for Year 1 to 13 students,[26][27] with a roll of 60.[28]

Roman Catholic schools[edit]

Garin College is a co-educational state-integrated Catholic school for Year 9 to 13 students,[29][30] with a roll of 516.[31]

St Paul's School is a co-educational state-integrated Catholic school for Year 1 to 8 students,[32] with a roll of 290.[33]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population estimate tables - NZ.Stat". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 22 October 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Early Richmond". Theprow.org.nz. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  3. ^ Fraser, Bryce; McLauchlan, Gordon (1986). The New Zealand Book of Events. Auckland: Methuen Publishing. ISBN 978-0474001239.
  4. ^ Walrond, Carl (3 August 2015). "Nelson region - Government". Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Age and sex by ethnic group (grouped total response), for census usually resident population counts, 2006, 2013, and 2018 Censuses (urban rural areas)". nzdotstat.stats.govt.nz. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  6. ^ "2018 Census place summaries | Stats NZ". www.stats.govt.nz. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Richmond Mall to celebrate 40 years". nelsonweekly.co.nz. Nelson Weekly. 25 September 2013.
  8. ^ "Richmond Mall". tinline.co.nz. Tinline Property.
  9. ^ "Waimea College Official School Website". waimea.school.nz.
  10. ^ "Waimea College Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  11. ^ "Waimea College Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  12. ^ "Waimea Intermediate Official School Website". waimeaint.school.nz.
  13. ^ "Waimea Intermediate Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  14. ^ "Waimea Intermediate Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  15. ^ "Richmond School Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  16. ^ "Richmond School Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  17. ^ "Henley School Official School Website". henley.school.nz.
  18. ^ "Henley School Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  19. ^ "Henley School Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  20. ^ "Appleby School Official School Website". appleby.school.nz.
  21. ^ "Appleby School Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  22. ^ "Appleby School Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  23. ^ "Salisbury School Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  24. ^ "Salisbury School Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  25. ^ "Salisbury School Official School Website". salisbury.school.nz.
  26. ^ "Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tuia Te Matangi Official School Website". tuiatematangi.ac.nz.
  27. ^ "Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tuia Te Matangi Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  28. ^ "Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tuia Te Matangi Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  29. ^ "Garin College Official School Website". garincollege.ac.nz.
  30. ^ "Garin College Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  31. ^ "Garin College Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  32. ^ "St Paul's School Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  33. ^ "St Paul's School Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.

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