Richmond, New Zealand

Coordinates: 41°20′S 173°11′E / 41.333°S 173.183°E / -41.333; 173.183
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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)
Map
Coordinates: 41°20′S 173°11′E / 41.333°S 173.183°E / -41.333; 173.183
CountryNew Zealand
Territorial authorityTasman
WardRichmond Ward
Founded1854
Electorates
Government
 • Territorial AuthorityTasman District Council
 • Mayor of TasmanTim King
 • Nelson MPRachel Boyack
 • Te Tai Tonga MPTākuta Ferris
Area
 • Total17.37 km2 (6.71 sq mi)
Population
 (June 2023)[2]
 • Total19,200
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Postcode(s)
7020
Area code03

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. The town, first settled by Europeans in 1842,[3] was named in 1854 after the town of Richmond on Thames near London. The town has an estimated population of 19,200 as of June 2023.[2]

Although most of Richmond lies outside the boundaries of Nelson City and the town is considered a separate urban area, Richmond is part of the wider Nelson metropolitan area along with nearby Brightwater, Hope, Māpua and Wakefield.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6]

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.[1] It had an estimated population of 19,200 as of June 2023,[2] with a population density of 1,105 people per km2.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
200612,420—    
201313,383+1.07%
201815,279+2.69%
Source: [7]

Richmond had a population of 15,279 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 1,896 people (14.2%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 2,859 people (23.0%) since the 2006 census. There were 5,739 households, comprising 7,338 males and 7,944 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.92 males per female, with 2,805 people (18.4%) aged under 15 years, 2,442 (16.0%) aged 15 to 29, 6,456 (42.3%) aged 30 to 64, and 3,579 (23.4%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 93.0% European/Pākehā, 6.9% Māori, 1.2% Pasifika, 3.5% Asian, and 1.8% other ethnicities. People may identify with more than one ethnicity.

The percentage of people born overseas was 16.7, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people chose not to answer the census's question about religious affiliation, 53.8% had no religion, 35.9% were Christian, 0.1% had Māori religious beliefs, 0.3% were Hindu, 0.3% were Muslim, 0.9% were Buddhist and 1.2% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 2,007 (16.1%) people had a bachelor's or higher degree, and 2,664 (21.4%) people had no formal qualifications. 1,824 people (14.6%) earned over $70,000 compared to 17.2% nationally. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 5,499 (44.1%) people were employed full-time, 1,968 (15.8%) were part-time, and 351 (2.8%) were unemployed.[7]

Individual statistical areas
Name Area
(km2)
Population Density
(per km2)
Households Median age Median
income
Richmond West (Tasman District) 6.46 924 143 321 56.4 years $23,900[8]
Richmond Central (Tasman District) 1.15 1,848 1,607 732 38.9 years $26,800[9]
Ben Cooper Park 0.92 2,355 2,560 951 41.4 years $29,300[10]
Richmond South (Tasman District) 2.51 618 246 210 45.0 years $36,900[11]
Wilkes Park 0.88 2,304 2,618 867 47.8 years $30,300[12]
Templemore 1.43 2,004 1,401 687 49.5 years $29,100[13]
Easby Park 1.13 2,754 2,437 1,005 39.2 years $30,600[14]
Fairose 1.42 1,620 1,141 678 55.5 years $30,700[15]
Daelyn 1.47 852 580 288 43.9 years $31,700[16]
New Zealand 37.4 years $31,800

Economy[edit]

Richmond Mall[edit]

Richmond Mall opened in 1973.[17] It covers an area of 23,142 m² and has 800 carparks and 70 stores, including Farmers, Pak'nSave and FreshChoice.[18]

Education[edit]

General public schools[edit]

Waimea College is a co-educational state secondary school for Year 9 to 13 students,[19][20] with a roll of 1576 as of April 2023.[21]

Waimea Intermediate is a co-educational state intermediate school for Year 7 to 8 students,[22][23] with a roll of 655.[24]

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

In addition, there is a primary school at Appleby

Specialist schools[edit]

Salisbury School is a state school for Year 3 to 10 girls with complex learning needs,[30] with a roll of 15.[31] It was established on 1916, on a homestead established by William McRae in 1850.[32]

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tuia Te Matangi is a co-educational state Māori language immersion school for Year 1 to 13 students,[33][34] with a roll of 54.[35]

Roman Catholic schools[edit]

Garin College is a co-educational state-integrated Catholic school for Year 9 to 13 students,[36][37] with a roll of 603.[38]

St Paul's School is a co-educational state-integrated Catholic school for Year 1 to 8 students,[39] with a roll of 313.[40]

Sport[edit]

Nelson Speedway is a motorcycle speedway, approximately 4 kilometres to the north on Lansdowne Road, off Lower Queen Street.[41] The track races various types of cars, such as stock cars, superstocks, midgets, sprint cars, sidecars and saloons.[42] It was a significant venue for motorcycle speedway events, including qualifying rounds of the Speedway World Championship, (the first in 1988).[43][44]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c "Subnational population estimates (RC, SA2), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996-2023 (2023 boundaries)". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 25 October 2023. (regional councils); "Subnational population estimates (TA, SA2), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996-2023 (2023 boundaries)". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 25 October 2023. (territorial authorities); "Subnational population estimates (urban rural), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996-2023 (2023 boundaries)". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 25 October 2023. (urban areas)
  3. ^ "Early Richmond". Theprow.org.nz. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Functional urban areas – methodology and classification | Stats NZ". www.stats.govt.nz. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  5. ^ Fraser, Bryce; McLauchlan, Gordon (1986). The New Zealand Book of Events. Auckland: Methuen Publishing. ISBN 978-0474001239.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ a b "Statistical area 1 dataset for 2018 Census". Statistics New Zealand. March 2020. Richmond West (Tasman District) (302400), Richmond Central (Tasman District) (302800), Ben Cooper Park (302900), Richmond South (Tasman District) (303000), Wilkes Park (303100), Templemore (303200), Easby Park (303300), Fairose (303400) and Daelyn (306100).
  8. ^ 2018 Census place summary: Richmond West (Tasman District)
  9. ^ 2018 Census place summary: Richmond Central (Tasman District)
  10. ^ 2018 Census place summary: Ben Cooper Park
  11. ^ 2018 Census place summary: Richmond South (Tasman District)
  12. ^ 2018 Census place summary: Wilkes Park
  13. ^ 2018 Census place summary: Templemore
  14. ^ 2018 Census place summary: Easby Park
  15. ^ 2018 Census place summary: Fairose
  16. ^ 2018 Census place summary: Daelyn
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  30. ^ "Salisbury School Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  31. ^ "Salisbury School Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  32. ^ "Salisbury School Official School Website". salisbury.school.nz.
  33. ^ "Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tuia Te Matangi Official School Website". tuiatematangi.ac.nz.
  34. ^ "Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tuia Te Matangi Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  35. ^ "Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tuia Te Matangi Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  36. ^ "Garin College Official School Website". garincollege.ac.nz.
  37. ^ "Garin College Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  38. ^ "Garin College Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  39. ^ "St Paul's School Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  40. ^ "St Paul's School Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  41. ^ "Contact Us". Nelson Speedway. Retrieved 11 February 2024.
  42. ^ "Tahuna Beach Holiday Park Top of the South Speedway, Nelson". Speedway Racing New Zealand. Retrieved 11 February 2024.
  43. ^ "World Championship". Metal Speedway. Retrieved 11 February 2024.
  44. ^ "World Championship". Speedway.org. Retrieved 11 February 2024.

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