Between the 2006 and 2013 censuses, the population increased by 4 per cent,
lower than the regional growth rate of 8 per cent during that time.
In 2013, the proportion of the local population who were of working age was
similar to the regional proportion, with 69 per cent aged between 15 and 64
years, compared with 68 per cent regionally. The median age was 35.2 years,
similar to the regional median of 35.1 years.
The area has a relatively high proportion of local residents in the broad
‘Asian’ ethnic group, at 26 per cent (compared with 23% regionally). A
relatively large proportion (40%) 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 number were born in the United Kingdom or the People's Republic of
In 2013, there were 28,428 households in Kaipātiki – 6 per cent of the
regional count. The median household income was $78,600 – slightly higher than
the regional median at $76,500.
In 2013, 66 per cent of households owned the dwelling they lived in
(including 12% who owned it in a family trust), compared with 61 per cent
regionally. The largest group that rented (88%) rented from private
Almost a third (30%) of households were couples with children, and a further
9 per cent were sole parents with children. The proportion of households which
were one person (18%) or couple only households (22%) was similar to the wider
Auckland region (19% and 21% respectively).
Education and employment
Levels of formal education among the local population aged 15 years and over
were in line with regional averages – 13 per cent of those aged 15 years and
over had no formal educational qualification (compared with 17% regionally)
while 27 per cent had gained a bachelor’s degree or higher (25% regionally).
Just over half (52%) of Kaipātiki residents aged 15 years and over were
employed full-time and a further 13 per cent part-time.
Of those employed, 82 per cent were paid employees. Around 45 per cent were
managers or professionals, while 13 per cent were clerical and administrative
Business in the local board
As at February 2015, the Kaipātiki Local Board area accounted for 4 per cent
of all employment and 5 per cent of businesses in Auckland. Most people were
employed in the retail trade sector (22%), followed by the manufacturing (12%),
and education and training sectors (10%). The largest number of local businesses
were in the rental, hiring and real estate services sector (19% of all
businesses in the area), followed by professional, scientific and technical
services (15%) and construction (13%).
During the period from 2010 to 2015, overall employment numbers remained
essentially unchanged, compared with an increase of 13 per cent for the region
as a whole. While there were increases in the number of employees in the
construction, accommodation and food services, and retail trade sectors, there
were decreases in manufacturing, education and training, and information media
Top five employment sectors
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.