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Boulcott's Farm Heritage Golf Club makes up a large area of the Boulcott suburb.
|Local authority||Lower Hutt City|
|• Land||158 ha (390 acre)|
|Hospitals(s)||Hutt Hospital, Boulcott Hospital|
|Lower Hutt CBD|
Boulcott takes its name from Almon Boulcott (1815-1880), who farmed in the area in the 1840s. His father, John Ellerker Boulcott (1784-1855), was a director of the New Zealand Company. Armed conflict took place in the area at Boulcott's Farm in 1846 during the Hutt Valley Campaign.
Two Lower Hutt hospitals; Hutt Hospital and Boulcott Hospital, lie in Boulcott.
Boulcott statistical area covers 1.58 km2 (0.61 sq mi). It had an estimated population of 2,780 as of June 2021, with a population density of 1759 people per km2.
Boulcott had a population of 2,613 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 126 people (5.1%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 162 people (6.6%) since the 2006 census. There were 936 households. There were 1,236 males and 1,377 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.9 males per female. The median age was 40.6 years (compared with 37.4 years nationally), with 447 people (17.1%) aged under 15 years, 471 (18.0%) aged 15 to 29, 1,245 (47.6%) aged 30 to 64, and 453 (17.3%) aged 65 or older.
Ethnicities were 71.8% European/Pākehā, 8.8% Māori, 5.5% Pacific peoples, 21.8% Asian, and 2.3% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).
The proportion of people born overseas was 27.2%, compared with 27.1% nationally.
Although some people objected to giving their religion, 44.1% had no religion, 41.7% were Christian, 4.8% were Hindu, 0.9% were Muslim, 1.4% were Buddhist and 1.6% had other religions.
Of those at least 15 years old, 639 (29.5%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 324 (15.0%) people had no formal qualifications. The median income was $36,800, compared with $31,800 nationally. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 1,101 (50.8%) people were employed full-time, 300 (13.9%) were part-time, and 96 (4.4%) were unemployed.
Boulcott has two schools:
- Boulcott School, a state contributing primary (Year 1–6) school. It has 346 students as of July 2016.
- St Oran's College, a state-integrated Presbyterian girls' Year 7–13 secondary school. It has 504 students as of July 2016.
The nearest state intermediate (Year 7 and 8) schools are Naenae Intermediate School in Avalon to the north-east or Hutt Intermediate School in Woburn to the south. The nearest state secondary (Year 9–13) school is Naenae College in Avalon.
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