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Local authority Auckland
Electoral ward North Shore Ward
Local board Kaipātiki Local Board
Coordinates 36°48′02″S 174°42′15″E / 36.8006°S 174.7042°E / -36.8006; 174.7042
Population 8898 (2018)
Postcode(s) 4159
North Beach Haven
Northeast Windy Ridge
East Northcote
Southeast Chatswood
South Kauri Park
Southwest (Waitematā Harbour)
West (Waitematā Harbour)
Northwest Beach Haven

Birkdale is a suburb of the contiguous Auckland metropolitan area located in New Zealand. It comprises of statistical area units such as 'Birkdale North' and 'Birkdale South'. The suburb is located in the North Shore, and is under the governance of Auckland Council.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2006 7,896 —    
2013 8,337 +0.78%
2018 8,898 +1.31%

Birkdale, comprising Birkdale North and Birkdale South, had a population of 8,898 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 561 people (6.7%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 1,002 people (12.7%) since the 2006 census. There were 2,856 households. There were 4,392 males and 4,506 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.97 males per female, with 1,932 people (21.7%) aged under 15 years, 1,956 (22.0%) aged 15 to 29, 4,242 (47.7%) aged 30 to 64, and 771 (8.7%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 65.2% European/Pākehā, 13.1% Māori, 9.7% Pacific peoples, 22.2% Asian, and 5.0% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).

The proportion of people born overseas was 39.3%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 49.4% had no religion, 36.9% were Christian, and 8.7% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 2,202 (31.6%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 828 (11.9%) people had no formal qualifications. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 4,143 (59.5%) people were employed full-time, 906 (13.0%) were part-time, and 237 (3.4%) were unemployed.


Birkenhead College is a secondary (years 9-13) school with a roll of 662 students. The school began as Birkdale College, opening in 1972. Notable alumni includes comedian Melanie Bracewell.

Birkdale Intermediate is an intermediate (years 7-8) school with a roll of 404.

Birkdale North School and Birkdale Primary School are contributing primary (years 1-6) schools with rolls of 138 and 216, respectively. Birkdale Primary was established in 1894.

All of these schools are coeducational. Rolls are as of July 2016.

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