Between the 2006 and 2013 censuses, the population increased by 6 per cent,
slower than the regional growth rate of 8 per cent during that time.
In 2013, the local population was slightly over-represented in the younger
and working-age groups, compared to Auckland region. The median age was 33.4
years, slightly younger than the regional median of 35.1 years.
The local population is ethnically and culturally diverse. Just over a third
(36%) of Maungakiekie-Tāmaki residents were born overseas, in line with the
region overall. Under half of this group (42%) had been in New Zealand for less
than ten years. The largest number of people born overseas were from the
People’s Republic of China, followed by Tonga, Fiji, India, Samoa, England and
In 2013, there were 23,907 households in Maungakiekie-Tāmaki, 5 per cent of
the regional count. The median household income was $68,200, lower than the
regional median of $76,500.
Home ownership levels were relatively low. In 2013, 47 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 remaining 53 per cent of
households rented, and of these, more than a third (36%) rented from Housing New
A quarter (25%) of households were couples with children, and a further 10
per cent were sole parent households. Almost a quarter (23%) were one-person
Education and employment
Half (50%) of Maungakiekie-Tāmaki residents aged 15 years
and over were
employed full-time and a further 11 per cent employed parttime. Of those
employed, 87 per cent were paid employees.
Around 42 per cent were managers or professionals and a further 14 per cent
were employed as clerical and administrative workers.
In 2013, 26 per cent of residents aged 15 years and over had gained a
bachelor’s degree or higher, in line with the regional figure at 25 per cent.
One in five (20%) had no educational qualifications, compared with 17 per cent
across the region
Business in the local board
As at February 2015, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki had the second highest number of
employees after the Waitematā Local Board area.Maungakiekie-Tāmaki accounted for
12 per cent of all employment and 6 per cent of businesses in the region.
Most people who work in this area are employed in the wholesale trade and
manufacturing sectors (both 16%) followed by construction (9%).
The largest number of local businesses were in the rental, hiring and real
estate services sector (16% of all businesses in the area), followed by
wholesale trade (12%), professional and technical services (11%) and retail
During the period from 2010 to 2015, employment in the local board area grew
by 11 per cent, adding 8480 employees (compared to 13% growth across the
region). The biggest growth in the number of jobs were in the wholesale trade;
transport, postal and warehousing; and administrative and support services
sectors. These three sectors together provided 4240 additional jobs over the
five year period.
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.