Silverdale, Auckland

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Silverdale War Memorial
Silverdale War Memorial
Coordinates: 36°37′00″S 174°40′00″E / 36.6166642°S 174.666664°E / -36.6166642; 174.666664Coordinates: 36°37′00″S 174°40′00″E / 36.6166642°S 174.666664°E / -36.6166642; 174.666664
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityAuckland Council
Electoral wardAlbany ward
Local boardHibiscus and Bays
 • Land1,355 ha (3,348 acres)
 (June 2021)[2]
 • Total2,430
Waiwera Orewa Millwater
Red Beach
Dairy Flat Dairy Flat Stanmore Bay

Silverdale is a village approximately 30 km north of Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand. It is located on the north bank of the Weiti River and lies to the west of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula.

State Highway 1 passes to the west of the village via the Northern Motorway. The former route of State Highway 1 runs south-west to north-east through the village. This route was redesignated State Highway 17 before being redesignated Hibiscus Coast Highway (part of Urban Route 31). This passes through Orewa and Waiwera before joining State Highway 1 at the termination of the motorway south of Puhoi.

Hibiscus Coast busway station is the northernmost station participating in the Northern Busway. It is located on the Hibiscus Coast Highway a few hundred metres south-west of Silverdale.[3]


The township was established under the name Wade (a corruption of Weiti) but renamed Silverdale in 1911 because of the many poplar trees in the area at the time and because it is situated in a dale.[4] The historic areas of Silverdale feature a number of 19th century buildings from when the township was established, including the Holy Trinity Anglican Church from 1885, and the Methodist Parsonage, built in 1887.[5] The Wesleyan church was built in Parnell in the mid-1840s, and transported to Silverdale by sea c. 1856.[5]


Silverdale covers 13.55 km2 (5.23 sq mi)[1] and had an estimated population of 2,430 as of June 2021,[2] with a population density of 179 people per km2.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
Source: [6]

Silverdale had a population of 2,283 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 198 people (9.5%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 459 people (25.2%) since the 2006 census. There were 756 households, comprising 1,188 males and 1,095 females, giving a sex ratio of 1.08 males per female, with 411 people (18.0%) aged under 15 years, 414 (18.1%) aged 15 to 29, 1,212 (53.1%) aged 30 to 64, and 240 (10.5%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 86.6% European/Pākehā, 7.8% Māori, 1.4% Pacific peoples, 9.5% Asian, and 2.4% other ethnicities. People may identify with more than one ethnicity.

The percentage of people born overseas was 32.3, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people chose not to answer the census's question about religious affiliation, 60.3% had no religion, 29.6% were Christian, 0.1% had Māori religious beliefs, 0.7% were Hindu, 0.1% were Muslim, 0.5% were Buddhist and 2.2% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 402 (21.5%) people had a bachelor's or higher degree, and 234 (12.5%) people had no formal qualifications. 441 people (23.6%) earned over $70,000 compared to 17.2% nationally. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 1,113 (59.5%) people were employed full-time, 294 (15.7%) were part-time, and 48 (2.6%) were unemployed.[6]

Individual statistical areas
Name Area (km2) Population Density (per km2) Households Median age Median income
Silverdale Central 3.36 282 83.9 90 38.1 years $35,500[7]
Silverdale South 10.19 2,001 196.4 666 42.2 years $44,900[8]
New Zealand 37.4 years $31,800


Silverdale Primary School is a contributing primary (years 1–6) school with a roll of 814 students as at July 2022.[9][10] The school was founded in 1869[11] and moved to its current site at the end of 2006.[12]

Stella Maris Primary School is a state integrated full primary (years 1–8) school with a roll of 300 students as at July 2022.[9][13] The Catholic school opened at the beginning of 2005.[14]

Both schools are coeducational.


  1. ^ a b "ArcGIS Web Application". Retrieved 2 June 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Population estimate tables - NZ.Stat". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 22 October 2021.
  3. ^ "What are the names and locations of the bus stations?". Auckland Transport – Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  4. ^ Wises New Zealand Guide, 7th Edition, 1979. p. 397
  5. ^ a b Cameron, Ewen; Hayward, Bruce; Murdoch, Graeme (2008). A Field Guide to Auckland: Exploring the Region's Natural and Historical Heritage. Random House New Zealand. p. 126. ISBN 978-1-86962-1513.
  6. ^ a b "Statistical area 1 dataset for 2018 Census". Statistics New Zealand. March 2020. Silverdale Central (Auckland) (113800) and Silverdale South (Auckland) (114100).
  7. ^ 2018 Census place summary: Silverdale Central (Auckland)
  8. ^ 2018 Census place summary: Silverdale South (Auckland)
  9. ^ a b "New Zealand Schools Directory". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 19 August 2022.
  10. ^ Education Counts: Silverdale School
  11. ^ "Special Features of Silverdale School". Silverdale School. Retrieved 26 August 2008.[dead link]
  12. ^ "Education Review Report – Silverdale School". Education Review Office. February 2006. Retrieved 26 August 2008.[dead link]
  13. ^ Education Counts: Stella Maris Primary School
  14. ^ "Foundation". Stella Maris Primary School. Archived from the original on 14 October 2008. Retrieved 26 August 2008.

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