Between the 2006 and 2013 censuses, the population increased by 5 per cent,
slower than the regional growth rate of 8 per cent during that time.
In 2013, Devonport-Takapuna was under-represented in age groups under 64
years, and over-represented in age groups over 65 years, when compared with the
regional age structure. The median age was 39.7 years, higher than the regional
median of 35.1 years.
A third (38%) of local residents were born overseas, and of that group, 43
per cent had been in New Zealand for less than ten years. The largest group were
born in the United Kingdom.
In 2013, there were 20,343 households in Devonport-Takapuna, 4 per cent of
the regional count. The median household income was $85,800 – higher than the
regional median at $76,500.
Home ownership rates in this local board area are relatively high. In 2013,
67 per cent of households owned the dwelling they lived in (this includes 22%
who owned it in a family trust), compared with 61 per cent regionally. The
largest group of households that rented (88%), rented from private
Almost a third (32%) of households were couples with children, and a further
8 per cent were sole parents with children. The proportion of households who
were one person (22%) or couple only households (25%) was higher than the
Auckland region (19% and 21% respectively).
Education and employment
Local residents reported generally high proportions of formal education. In
2013, 10 per cent of all residents aged 15 years and over had no formal
educational qualification, compared with 17 per cent regionally. Almost one
third (31%) had gained a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 25 per cent
At the 2013 Census, almost half (49%) of Devonport-Takapuna residents aged 15
years and over were employed full-time and a further 15 per cent part-time. Of
those employed, 75 per cent were paid employees. Around 53 per cent were
managers or professionals, while 12 per cent were clerical and administrative
Business in the local board
As at February 2015, the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area accounted for 4
per cent of all employment and 5 per cent of all businesses in Auckland.
Most people who work in this area are employed in the health care and social
assistance sector (22%), followed by public administration and safety (15%),
professional, scientific and technical services (11%) and retail trade
The largest number of businesses were in the rental, hiring and real estate
services sector (24% of all business units in the area), followed by
professional, scientific and technical services (19%).
During the period from 2010 to 2015, employment in Devonport-Takapuna
increased by the same rate as the Auckland region – 13 per cent. There was a
gain of over 1000 employees in the professional, scientific and technical
services sector during this time (an increase of 54%). Small decreases occurred
in a number of sectors including information media and telecommunications,
manufacturing, and transport, postal and warehousing.
TOP FIVE EMPLOYMENT SECTORS (2015)
All data presented here is from the 2013
Census of Population and Dwellings, unless stated otherwise. The census allows
respondents to identify with more than one ethnic group, hence the ethnicity
percentages may sum to more than 100. ‘Business in the local board’ data is from
Statistics New Zealand’s Business Demographic data. School data is provided by
Auckland Council, using Ministry of Education information. A school’s decile
rating indicates the extent to which it draws its students from lower
socio-economic communities. Decile 1 schools are the 10 per cent of schools with
the highest proportion of such students and decile 10 schools are the 10 per
cent of schools with the lowest proportion.