Woodend, New Zealand

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Woodend
Minor urban area
Woodend in 2010
Woodend in 2010
Woodend is located in New Zealand
Woodend
Woodend
Coordinates: 43°19′S 172°40′E / 43.317°S 172.667°E / -43.317; 172.667Coordinates: 43°19′S 172°40′E / 43.317°S 172.667°E / -43.317; 172.667
Country New Zealand
Region Canterbury
Territorial authority Waimakariri District
Area
 • Total 5.09 km2 (1.97 sq mi)
Population (June 2016)[1]
 • Total 3,040
 • Density 600/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Postcode 7610

Woodend is a town in the Waimakariri District, in the Canterbury Region of New Zealand's South Island. It is named after one of New Zealand's early settlers, Thomas Woodend. It is situated with both the Waimakariri and Ashley Rivers running either side.

The town has a population of 3,040 (June 2016).[1] It is 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of central Christchurch, and is a satellite town of the city; at the 2006 Census, 63% of employed Woodend residents worked in Christchurch.[2]

Education[edit]

Woodend School is Woodend's only school. It is a state co-educational full primary school[3] with a decile rating of 8 and a roll of 335 students (as of July 2016).[4] The principal is Graeme Barber.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Anton Cooper (born 1994), cross-country cyclist and World Under 23 Cross-country champion[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2016 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.  For urban areas, "Subnational population estimates (UA, AU), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996, 2001, 2006-16 (2017 boundary)". Statistics New Zealand. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Commuting patterns in Christchurch -- Commuting patterns in New Zealand, 1996-2006". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Te Kete Ipurangi schools database: Woodend School
  4. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 2 August 2016". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Richens, Matt (30 July 2014). "Anton Cooper wins with mountainbike gold". The Press. Retrieved 24 April 2016.