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View of Ardmore Airport and surrounding farmland, backed by the Hunua Ranges.
Basic information
Local authority Auckland Council
Electoral ward Franklin Ward
Local board Franklin Local Board
Population 1386 (2018)
Airport(s) Ardmore Airport
North Brookby
Northeast Clevedon
Southeast Hunua
Southwest Papakura North
West Takanini
Northwest Alfriston

Ardmore is a large rural locality of Auckland, New Zealand, located to the south-east of Auckland CBD, just 27 km away. The suburb is in the Franklin Ward, one of the thirteen administrative divisions of Auckland, and is under local governance of Auckland Council.

Racing circuit

Ardmore Aerodrome was used for the NZ Grands Prix in the 1950s and 1960s before Pukekohe Park Raceway was completed. Bruce McLaren was a winner there, and the circuit hosted many famous drivers including Jack Brabham, Prince Bira, Stirling Moss and Reg Parnell.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2006 1,191 —    
2013 1,296 +1.21%
2018 1,386 +1.35%

Ardmore had a population of 1,386 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 90 people (6.9%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 195 people (16.4%) since the 2006 census. There were 426 households. There were 714 males and 669 females, giving a sex ratio of 1.07 males per female. The median age was 41.1 years, with 273 people (19.7%) aged under 15 years, 249 (18.0%) aged 15 to 29, 669 (48.3%) aged 30 to 64, and 192 (13.9%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 84.0% European/Pākehā, 18.6% Māori, 5.2% Pacific peoples, 7.6% 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 18.4%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 47.8% had no religion, 39.2% were Christian, 0.9% were Hindu, 0.4% were Muslim, 0.9% were Buddhist and 4.1% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 210 (18.9%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 162 (14.6%) people had no formal qualifications. The median income was $40,700. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 633 (56.9%) people were employed full-time, 150 (13.5%) were part-time, and 45 (4.0%) were unemployed.


Ardmore School is a coeducational full primary school (years 1–8) with a roll of 351 as of April 2023.

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