Wairau Valley, Auckland

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Wairau Valley
Suburb
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityAuckland Council
Electoral wardNorth Shore Ward
Population
 (2018)
 • Total204
Glenfield North Totara Vale Forrest Hill
Glenfield
Wairau Valley
Marlborough Hillcrest Westlake

Wairau Valley is a suburb of the North Shore in the Auckland metropolitan area of northern New Zealand. The area is predominantly light industrial/commercial. The Northern Motorway passes to the east, and the Wairau Park shopping complex extends to the north.[1] The valley is drained by the Wairau Creek, which flows on through Milford and discharges into the Hauraki Gulf from an estuary at the northern end of Milford Beach.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
2006105—    
2013168+6.94%
2018204+3.96%
Source: [2]

Wairau Valley had a population of 204 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 36 people (21.4%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 99 people (94.3%) since the 2006 census. There were 45 households. There were 126 males and 78 females, giving a sex ratio of 1.62 males per female. The median age was 43.6 years, with 27 people (13.2%) aged under 15 years, 45 (22.1%) aged 15 to 29, 114 (55.9%) aged 30 to 64, and 18 (8.8%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 63.2% European/Pākehā, 5.9% Māori, 5.9% Pacific peoples, 30.9% Asian, and 2.9% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).

The proportion of people born overseas was 42.6%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 50.0% had no religion, 35.3% were Christian, and 14.7% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 30 (16.9%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 24 (13.6%) people had no formal qualifications. The median income was $34,700. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 102 (57.6%) people were employed full-time, 24 (13.6%) were part-time, and 0 (0.0%) were unemployed.[2]

Education and recreation[edit]

Wairau Valley Special School is a coeducational special school, with a roll of 196 students as of November 2020.[3][4] It caters for students up to 21 years old with intellectual disabilities.[5] The North Shore Events Centre, an indoor arena, is in Wairau Valley.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gregory's Auckland & Surrounds Street Directory (3rd ed.). 2008. map 57. ISBN 978-0-7319-2048-8.
  2. ^ a b "Statistical area 1 dataset for 2018 Census". Statistics New Zealand. March 2020. Wairau Valley (123500). 2018 Census place summary: Wairau Valley
  3. ^ "New Zealand Schools Directory". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  4. ^ Education Counts: Wairau Valley Special School
  5. ^ "Mission and Aim". Wairau Valley School.

Coordinates: 36°46′29″S 174°44′17″E / 36.77472°S 174.73806°E / -36.77472; 174.73806