Puni, New Zealand

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Puni
An onion field in Puni
An onion field in Puni
Country New Zealand
RegionAuckland Region
Territorial authorityAuckland Council
WardFranklin Ward
BoardFranklin Local Board
Population
 (2018)
 • Total1,593

Puni is a rural locality in the Franklin Ward of Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand. It is predominantly a dairy farming and market gardening area. The main type of crops grown are potatoes, carrots, and onions.

Puni is located between the larger towns of Pukekohe and Waiuku.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
20061,461—    
20131,530+0.66%
20181,593+0.81%
Source: [2]

The statistical area of Puni, which at 38 square kilometres is much larger than the locality, had a population of 1,593 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 63 people (4.1%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 132 people (9.0%) since the 2006 census. There were 480 households. There were 831 males and 765 females, giving a sex ratio of 1.09 males per female. The median age was 41 years, with 321 people (20.2%) aged under 15 years, 315 (19.8%) aged 15 to 29, 723 (45.4%) aged 30 to 64, and 234 (14.7%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 75.7% European/Pākehā, 13.4% Māori, 5.5% Pacific peoples, 14.9% Asian, and 2.4% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).

The proportion of people born overseas was 18.8%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 51.0% had no religion, 36.2% were Christian, 3.2% were Hindu, 0.4% were Muslim, 0.6% were Buddhist and 4.1% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 186 (14.6%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 246 (19.3%) people had no formal qualifications. The median income was $36,100. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 732 (57.5%) people were employed full-time, 201 (15.8%) were part-time, and 27 (2.1%) were unemployed.[2]

Education[edit]

Puni School is a contributing primary school (years 1–6) with a roll of 219.[3] The school was founded in 1878.[4]

Mauku School is a contributing primary school (years 1–6) with a roll of 144.[5] It is a little more than 4 km northwest of Puni School, and was opened in 1883.[6]

Both schools are coeducational. Rolls are as of March 2021.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bradley, Barry (1999). The Penguin New Zealand Atlas. Penguin Books. ISBN 0140289143.
  2. ^ a b "Statistical area 1 dataset for 2018 Census". Statistics New Zealand. March 2020. Puni (165000). 2018 Census place summary: Puni
  3. ^ Education Counts: Puni School
  4. ^ "Puni school memorials". Ministry for Culture and Heritage. 17 February 2017.
  5. ^ Education Counts: Mauki School
  6. ^ "Collections record: Not self but service : Mauku School centenary, 1883-1983, 14th-16th October 1983. The history of the Mauku School and the district". Auckland Museum. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  7. ^ "New Zealand Schools Directory". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 27 April 2021.

Coordinates: 37°13′59″S 174°51′20″E / 37.2330°S 174.8556°E / -37.2330; 174.8556