This local board area includes the suburbs of Point Chevalier, Waterview, St
Lukes, Balmoral, Kingsland, Epsom, Mt Eden and Greenlane.
Dominion Road runs through the middle of the local board area, and is both a
significant retail and business centre, and transport route.
This area is home to several regionally significant facilities including
Greenlane Clinical Centre, the Alexandra Park Racecourse, the Epsom campus of
the University of Auckland, UNITEC, Eden Park, and St Lukes Shopping Centre.
It also includes the tallest volcanic cone on the Auckland mainland,
Maungawhau (Mt Eden), as well as Owairaka (Mt Albert).
Age groups (2013)
- 1 in 4 children suffer from asthma in NZ
- The social cost from air pollution in Auckland is estimated to be $1.10
billion EACH year
- Around 260 premature deaths in Auckland occur each year due to air
- Compared to many other international cities, Auckland has relatively clean
- The amount of PM10 emitted into the air each day is Equivalent TO
200 bags of cement.
Between the 2006 and 2013 censuses, the population in Albert-Eden increased
by 4 per cent, slower than the regional growth rate of 8 per cent during that
More than a third (36%) of residents were born overseas, and of this group,
45 per cent had been in New Zealand for less than ten years. The largest
overseas born group was born in the People’s Republic of China, followed by
India and England.
The local population is slightly over represented in the working age
population when compared with the regional population, and has slightly smaller
proportions of younger and older people.
In 2013, there were 31,815 households in the Albert-Eden Local Board area, 7
per cent of the regional count. The median household income was $87,500 – higher
than the regional median of $76,500.
Home ownership rates were lower than the regional average – in 2013, 55 per
cent of households owned the dwelling they lived in (this includes 18% who owned
it in a family trust), compared with 61 per cent regionally. The remaining 45
per cent of households rented, and of these, the majority (87%) rented from
private landlords, and a further 12 per cent from Housing New Zealand.
Almost one in five (19%) households were couple only and a further 31 per
cent were couples with children.
Education and employment
In 2013, over a third (39%) of all residents aged 15 years and over had
gained a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 25 per cent regionally. Only
10 per cent had no qualification. Half (51%) of residents aged 15 years and over
were employed full-time and a further 14 per cent employed part-time. Of those
employed, 80 per cent were paid employees.
Around 56 per cent were managers or professionals and a further 11 per cent
were employed as clerical and administrative workers.