City Centre Snippets
The city centre is those 433 hectares that most closely corresponds to Statistics NZ’s Census unit areas Auckland Central West, Auckland Central East & Auckland Harbourside.
The population is approximately 45,000, including over 2,000 school-age children (as of July 2017). The city centre population is forecast to grow by a further 30,000 over the next 10 years. Population in 2006 was 19,000.
The population is young - 58% are aged 15-29. and 70% aged between 15-35.
73% have no kids (compared to 35% in the rest of Auckland).
But there are over 1500 families with children living in the inner city.
The City Centre is growing 6 times faster than the rest of Auckland.
The Auckland City Centre now stands as New Zealand’s present highest ratio of residential density to land area -45,000+ to 433 hectares.
Although Auckland city centre comprises only 0.8 per cent of the overall area of Auckland, it contributes 7.4% of NZ, and 20% of Auckland GDP. City Centre GDP was $16B2016.
The growth in residential population has taken place alongside business growth. Over 10,000 jobs have been created in the city centre since 2012 and more than 100,000 people now work here
CCRG is recognized by Auckland Council as the ‘official’ residents group for the city centre
Māori make up 6% of the Waitematā Local Board population, and there are three marae located within the local board area.
The growth of Auckland’s City Centre has also taken place against a flat lining in private car traffic. More people now live in the city centre than travel in by car. 50% have no vehicle (14% for the rest of Auckland)
Public transport and active travel have accounted for all increases in trips and now constitute the majority of peak trips into the city centre.
There are now more residents in the city centre than morning peak private car commuters.
20% of city centre residents use a car to get to work.
Council's CensusAuckland website provides a vast array of data from the 2001 - 2013 Census, on population, age, ethnicity, income and more.
In the city centre, over half of residents identify with an Asian ethnicity. Māori and Pacific peoples are generally under-represented in Waitematā when compared with the whole of Auckland.
You could count the number of single detached dwellings in the city centre on two hands.
About 100,000 students daily attend the two universities and other education providers located in the City Centre.
Pedestrians have doubled in Queen Street since 2012. There are now 60,000 pedestrians daily, and 12,000 cars.
Total city centre employment is approaching 120,000. (90,000 in 2012)
Wynyard Quarter is a mixed-use development underway on this prime piece of waterfront land. An additional 11,000 workers and 2,000 residents are expected in the precinct over the next 10 years.
The term ‘CBD’ for Central Business District has been replaced with ‘City Centre’ to better describe and include the wide range of users and occupants that now enjoy this space - including residents.
Auckland's City Centre is one of the most multicultural residential neighbourhoods in New Zealand. Presently about 41% of its residents speak English as a second language (2013)
The city centre plays a large role in both the regional and national economy. In 2016, the city centre contributed an estimated $16 billion to GDP, accounting for 20 per cent of Auckland’s GDP and 7.4per cent of New Zealand’s GDP.
20,000 visitors/tourists enter the city each day.