In 2013, there were 34,440 households in Henderson-Massey, 7 per cent of the
regional count. The median household income was $66,900 – lower than the
regional median at $76,500.
Home ownership rates in this local board area were similar to the regional
average. In 2013, 61 per cent of households owned the dwelling they lived in
(this includes 9% who owned it in a family trust), compared with 61 per cent
regionally. The largest group of households that rented (80%), rented from
More than a quarter (30%) of households were couples with children, and a
further 12 per cent were sole parents with children. The proportion of
households who were one person (17%) or couple-only households (18%) was
slightly lower than the wider Auckland region (19% and 21% respectively).
Education and employment
Local residents reported generally lower levels of formal education. In 2013,
23 per cent of all residents aged 15 years and over had no formal educational
qualification, compared with 17 per cent regionally, whereas 17 per cent had
gained a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 25 per cent regionally.
Almost half (47%) of Henderson-Massey residents aged 15 years and over were
employed full-time and a further 12 per cent part-time. Of those employed, 85
per cent were paid employees.
Just over a third (36%) were managers or professionals, while 14 per cent
were technicians or trade workers, and a further 14 per cent were clerical or
Business in the local board
As at February 2015, the Henderson-Massey Local Board area accounted for 4
per cent of all employment and 5 per cent of businesses in Auckland.
Most people who work in the area are employed in the manufacturing sector
(16%), followed by the health care and social assistance sector (15%).
The largest number of local businesses were in the rental, hiring and real
estate services sector (17% of all businesses in the area) followed by the
construction sector (16%).
During the period from 2010 to 2015, there was a relatively modest growth in
employment in Henderson-Massey of 3 per cent, compared with 13 per cent for the
region as a whole. An increase of 900 employees in the health care and social
assistance sector was balanced by decreases in those working in manufacturing
(690 employees) and public administration and safety (220 employees).
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.