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Chatswood, seen soon after its construction (photographed in 1975).
Basic information
Local authority Auckland
Electoral ward North Shore ward
Local board Kaipatiki Local Board
Population 3531 (2018)
Postcode(s) 0626
North Windy Ridge
Northeast Highbury, Northcote West
East Birkenhead
Southeast (Waitematā Harbour)
South (Waitematā Harbour)
Southwest (Waitematā Harbour)
West Kauri Park

Chatswood is a suburb in the city of Auckland, New Zealand, in the middle-eastern side of North Shore. It contains a primary school and many parks. To the south of Chatswood is Kendall's Bay, a small bay of the Waitematā Harbour. The suburb is under the governance of Auckland Council. The Royal New Zealand Navy's Kauri Point Armament Depot is located in Chatswood. Chelsea Sugar Refinery is located in Chatswood.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2006 3,426 —    
2013 3,402 −0.10%
2018 3,531 +0.75%

Chatswood had a population of 3,531 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 129 people (3.8%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 105 people (3.1%) since the 2006 census. There were 1,134 households. There were 1,740 males and 1,791 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.97 males per female. The median age was 38.9 years, with 627 people (17.8%) aged under 15 years, 705 (20.0%) aged 15 to 29, 1,647 (46.6%) aged 30 to 64, and 552 (15.6%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 59.7% European/Pākehā, 4.7% Māori, 1.8% Pacific peoples, 36.9% Asian, and 3.9% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).

The proportion of people born overseas was 48.2%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 54.5% had no religion, 32.1% were Christian, and 6.9% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 1,191 (41.0%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 240 (8.3%) people had no formal qualifications. The median income was $36,700. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 1,416 (48.8%) people were employed full-time, 420 (14.5%) were part-time, and 90 (3.1%) were unemployed.


Chelsea School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a roll of 365 as of April 2023. It was built in 1981.

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