Milford Marina
Milford Marina
Coordinates: 36°46′14″S 174°45′35″E / 36.770496918°S 174.759830294°E / -36.770496918; 174.759830294
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityAuckland Council
Electoral wardNorth Shore ward
Local boardDevonport-Takapuna Local Board
 • Land157 ha (388 acres)
 (June 2022)[2]
 • Total4,970
Forrest Hill Castor Bay (Hauraki Gulf)
Wairau Valley
(Hauraki Gulf)
Westlake Takapuna Takapuna

Milford is a suburb located on the North Shore, Auckland. It is located on northern side of Lake Pupuke. It also has a popular swimming beach, which runs some two kilometers from Black Rock in the south to Castor Bay in the north. The Wairau Creek reaches the sea at the Hauraki Gulf at the northern end of Milford Beach, and its lower tidal reaches host the Milford Marina.

Milford is part of the North Shore electorate, which is currently represented by National member of parliament Simon Watts.

Demographics Edit

Milford covers 1.57 km2 (0.61 sq mi)[1] and had an estimated population of 4,970 as of June 2022,[2] with a population density of 3,166 people per km2.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
Source: [3]

Milford had a population of 5,019 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 252 people (5.3%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 246 people (5.2%) since the 2006 census. There were 2,025 households, comprising 2,358 males and 2,664 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.89 males per female, with 720 people (14.3%) aged under 15 years, 822 (16.4%) aged 15 to 29, 2,262 (45.1%) aged 30 to 64, and 1,215 (24.2%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 72.4% European/Pākehā, 4.1% Māori, 1.2% Pacific peoples, 24.3% Asian, and 3.4% other ethnicities. People may identify with more than one ethnicity.

The percentage of people born overseas was 40.4, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people chose not to answer the census's question about religious affiliation, 50.5% had no religion, 37.8% were Christian, 0.1% had Māori religious beliefs, 1.0% were Hindu, 1.3% were Muslim, 1.5% were Buddhist and 2.1% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 1,602 (37.3%) people had a bachelor's or higher degree, and 408 (9.5%) people had no formal qualifications. 1,182 people (27.5%) earned over $70,000 compared to 17.2% nationally. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 1,980 (46.1%) people were employed full-time, 585 (13.6%) were part-time, and 126 (2.9%) were unemployed.[3]

Individual statistical areas
Name Area (km2) Population Density (per km2) Households Median age Median income
Milford West 0.83 3,072 3,701 1,203 41.6 years $38,000[4]
Milford Central 0.74 1,947 2,631 822 53.3 years $45,800[5]
New Zealand 37.4 years $31,800
Milford Beach
Aerial view of Milford, with Rangitoto Island, ca. 1920s-1940s

Economy Edit

Milford Centre Edit

Milford Centre shopping centre opened in Milford during the early 1990s and was sold to new proprietors in 2006.[6] It covers 14,000 m².[7] It consists of 757 carparks and 65 retailers, including The Warehouse and a Countdown supermarket. The main road is situated near the northeastern bank of Lake Pupuke, which is the lake that Milford mainly revolves around.[8]

Education Edit

Carmel College is a girls' secondary (years 7-13) school with a roll of 1028.[9] It is a state integrated Catholic school, which was founded in 1957.[10]

Milford School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a roll of 511.[11] It opened in 1926 as a spillover from Takapuna School, and became an independent school in 1946.[12]

Rolls are as of April 2023.[13]

Amenities Edit

Milford Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the North Shore.[14]

Notes Edit

  1. ^ a b "ArcGIS Web Application". Retrieved 25 June 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Population estimate tables - NZ.Stat". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 25 October 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Statistical area 1 dataset for 2018 Census". Statistics New Zealand. March 2020. Milford West (125400) and Milford Central (125900).
  4. ^ 2018 Census place summary: Milford West
  5. ^ 2018 Census place summary: Milford Central
  6. ^ "Milford Centre: The shopping centre that dares to be different". ICG. 20 June 2017.
  7. ^ Gibson, Anne (14 January 2019). "$200m Milford plans reignited: Application lodged for 9-level apartment block". New Zealand Media and Entertainment. The New Zealand Herald.
  8. ^ "Milford Centre". NZRPG.
  9. ^ Education Counts: Carmel College
  10. ^ "About Carmel College". Carmel College. Retrieved 25 January 2009.
  11. ^ Education Counts: Milford School
  12. ^ "Back to the future for Milford Primary". Shore News. 17 October 2001. p. 13.
  13. ^ "New Zealand Schools Directory". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 December 2022.
  14. ^ Janssen, Peter (January 2021). Greater Auckland Walks. New Holland Publishers. p. 45-46. ISBN 978-1-86966-516-6. Wikidata Q118136068.

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