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Demographics report card, Albert-Eden Local Board area 2016

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)

Quick facts

  • 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 pollution
  • Compared to many other international cities, Auckland has relatively clean air
  • The amount of PM10 emitted into the air each day is Equivalent TO 200 bags of cement.

Population

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 time.

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.

Households

 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.