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He kōrero mō Waitematā

About Waitematā

Waitematā Local Board includes the city centre and fringe retail and commercial areas (including Newmarket) and the inner-city residential suburbs.

Suburbs of the Waitematā Local Board area

Waitematā Local Board includes Westmere, Grey Lynn, Herne Bay, Ponsonby, Arch Hill, St Marys Bay, Freemans Bay, Newton, Eden Terrace, City Centre, Grafton, Newmarket and Parnell.

Character of the Waitematā Local Board area

  • Waitematā Local Board was home to about 94,500 people as of 30 June 2015, accounting for 6.0 per cent of Auckland's total population.
  • Statistics New Zealand predicts the population of Waitematā could reach 130,200 by 2033, which is an increase of 48,900 people on 2013 levels, or 60 per cent growth.
  • The median age of residents in Waitematā is 30.4 years compared to 35.1 years for Auckland.
  • The proportion of children in Waitematā is low compared to Auckland as a whole (10.2 per cent aged 0 to 14 years compared with 20.9 per cent), and the proportion of those aged 65 years and older is also relatively low (6.4 per cent compared with 11.5 per cent).
  • As of the 2013 Census, less than a third (29 per cent) of dwellings in Waitematā were separate houses, which is considerably lower than the regional proportion of 74.7 per cent.
  • Employment in Waitematā is mostly concentrated in the city centre, which had about 93,000 employees in 2013 as compared to a total of 188,000 jobs located in the board area.
  • Around 46,000 of our residents work in Waitematā, while about 100,000 people from around Auckland travel into Waitematā every day to work.

Amenities in the Waitematā Local Board area

Cultural and education facilities include:

Port of Auckland is New Zealand's busiest port and the Auckland Domain / Pukekawa and Western Springs Reserve provide green space for many of the region's residents.

Download map of Waitematā Local Board boundaries

Further information about Waitematā

The State of Auckland report provides information on the state of Waitematā's environment as well as demographic and quality of life information in report cards produced by the council.

Waitematā's economic profile provides information on the economy including employment and workforce statistics, number and type of businesses and productivity levels.

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