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Local authority Auckland Council
Electoral ward Manurewa-Papakura Ward
Local board Manurewa Local Board
Population 3807 (2018)
North Flat Bush
Northeast Brookby
East Clevedon
Southeast Ardmore
South Takanini
Southwest Randwick Park
West Manurewa
Northwest The Gardens

Alfriston is a small suburb of Auckland, New Zealand's largest city. Prior to November 2010 it was under the authority of the Papakura District Council and is now part of the enlarged Auckland city. The suburb is in the Manurewa-Papakura Ward, one of the thirteen administrative divisions of Auckland Council.

The town was settled in the 1840s and was named after Alfriston, Sussex, home of one of the earliest settlers, Dr George Edward Bodle. The name of the town means Aelfric's village, named for Ælfric of Eynsham.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2006 2,520 —    
2013 3,480 +4.72%
2018 3,807 +1.81%

Alfriston had a population of 3,807 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 327 people (9.4%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 1,287 people (51.1%) since the 2006 census. There were 1,059 households. There were 1,848 males and 1,959 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.94 males per female. The median age was 36 years, with 726 people (19.1%) aged under 15 years, 816 (21.4%) aged 15 to 29, 1,656 (43.5%) aged 30 to 64, and 606 (15.9%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 40.3% European/Pākehā, 10.1% Māori, 13.9% Pacific peoples, 41.8% Asian, and 5.4% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).

The proportion of people born overseas was 46.3%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 26.3% had no religion, 38.9% were Christian, 9.9% were Hindu, 3.9% were Muslim, 3.1% were Buddhist and 13.2% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 753 (24.4%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 561 (18.2%) people had no formal qualifications. The median income was $32,300. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 1,572 (51.0%) people were employed full-time, 336 (10.9%) were part-time, and 93 (3.0%) were unemployed.

Alfriston has one secondary school, Alfriston College.


Alfriston College is a secondary school (years 9–13) with a roll of 1116. It opened in 2004.

Alfriston School is a full primary school (years 1–8) with a roll of 347.

Both these schools are coeducational. Rolls are as of April 2023.

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