Mangaroa is a rural settlement just outside of Upper Hutt, situated in the lower North Island of New Zealand. It includes lifestyle blocks and farms surrounded by hills, which are usually covered by a dusting of snow during the winter.

Mangaroa
View from the Remutaka Rail Trail at Mangaroa
View from the Remutaka Rail Trail at Mangaroa
Coordinates: 41°07′15″S 175°06′49″E / 41.1207°S 175.1137°E / -41.1207; 175.1137Coordinates: 41°07′15″S 175°06′49″E / 41.1207°S 175.1137°E / -41.1207; 175.1137
CountryNew Zealand
IslandNorth Island
CityUpper Hutt
Area
 • Total154.55 km2 (59.67 sq mi)
Population
 (June 2021)[2]
 • Total2,160
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)

The former Mangaroa Railway Station is located at Mangaroa.

Mangaroa has its own indie rock radio station, andHow.FM.

The New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage gives a translation of "long stream" for Mangaroa.[3]

DemographicsEdit

Mangaroa statistical area covers 154.55 km2 (59.67 sq mi).[1] It had an estimated population of 2,160 as of June 2021, with a population density of 14 people per km2.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
20061,611—    
20131,878+2.21%
20182,034+1.61%
Source: [4]
 
Mangaroa Tunnel in Tunnel Gully

Mangaroa had a population of 2,034 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 156 people (8.3%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 423 people (26.3%) since the 2006 census. There were 681 households. There were 1,035 males and 999 females, giving a sex ratio of 1.04 males per female. The median age was 43.7 years (compared with 37.4 years nationally), with 384 people (18.9%) aged under 15 years, 342 (16.8%) aged 15 to 29, 1,104 (54.3%) aged 30 to 64, and 204 (10.0%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 94.7% European/Pākehā, 6.8% Māori, 0.9% Pacific peoples, 1.9% Asian, and 2.5% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).

The proportion of people born overseas was 21.2%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 52.5% had no religion, 34.8% were Christian, 0.1% were Hindu, 0.4% were Buddhist and 2.7% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 408 (24.7%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 183 (11.1%) people had no formal qualifications. The median income was $47,100, compared with $31,800 nationally. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 993 (60.2%) people were employed full-time, 267 (16.2%) were part-time, and 48 (2.9%) were unemployed.[4]

EducationEdit

Mangaroa School is a co-educational state primary school for Year 1 to 6 students,[5][6] with a roll of 109 as of March 2022.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "ArcGIS Web Application". statsnz.maps.arcgis.com. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Population estimate tables - NZ.Stat". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 22 October 2021.
  3. ^ "1000 Māori place names". New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. 6 August 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Statistical area 1 dataset for 2018 Census". Statistics New Zealand. March 2020. Mangaroa (242300). 2018 Census place summary: Mangaroa
  5. ^ "Mangaroa School Official School Website". mangaroa.school.nz.
  6. ^ "Mangaroa School Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  7. ^ "Mangaroa School Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.

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