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Arataki
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Country New Zealand
Local authority Tauranga
Electoral ward Mount Maunganui/Papamoa
Population
 (2018)
 • Total 13,341
(Bay of Plenty)
Mount Maunganui
Arataki
Matapihi Kairua Papamoa

Arataki is a neighbourhood of Mount Maunganui Tauranga, in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand's North Island.

Bayfair Shopping Centre is located in Arataki.

Demographics

Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2006 11,184 —    
2013 11,493 +0.39%
2018 13,341 +3.03%

Arataki, comprising the statistical areas of Arataki North, Arataki South, Te Maunga North and Te Maunga South, had a population of 13,341 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 1,848 people (16.1%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 2,157 people (19.3%) since the 2006 census. There were 5,328 households. There were 6,195 males and 7,149 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.87 males per female, with 2,304 people (17.3%) aged under 15 years, 2,133 (16.0%) aged 15 to 29, 5,388 (40.4%) aged 30 to 64, and 3,516 (26.4%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 83.0% European/Pākehā, 19.5% Māori, 3.0% Pacific peoples, 4.9% 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 19.1%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 50.0% had no religion, 38.1% were Christian, 0.4% were Hindu, 0.2% were Muslim, 0.5% were Buddhist and 4.6% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 2,139 (19.4%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 2,187 (19.8%) people had no formal qualifications. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 4,872 (44.1%) people were employed full-time, 1,485 (13.5%) were part-time, and 333 (3.0%) were unemployed.

Individual statistical areas
Name Population Median age Median income
Arataki North 3,075 44.3 years $32,300
Arataki South 2,874 34.0 years $32,900
Te Maunga North 3,246 44.8 years $26,100
Te Maunga South 4,146 50.9 years $30,800
New Zealand 37.4 years $31,800

Education

Arataki School is a co-educational state primary school for Year 1 to 6 students, with a roll of 371 as of July 2016.

St Thomas More Catholic School is a co-educational state-integrated Catholic primary school for Year 1 to 6 students, with a roll of 209.

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