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Wilson Bay from the Queenstown-Glenorchy Road
Wilson Bay from the Queenstown-Glenorchy Road
Country New Zealand
Region Otago
Territorial authority Queenstown Lakes District
Ward Queenstown-Wakatipu Ward
 • Total 4.77 km2 (1.84 sq mi)
 (2018 census)
 • Total 141
 • Density 29.56/km2 (76.6/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+12 (NZST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+13 (NZDT)
Area code 03
Local iwi Ngāi Tahu

Closeburn is a suburb in Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand. It is located a 10-minute drive from Queenstown on the Glenorchy–Queenstown Road.

Closeburn Station is a working farm in the area and is less than 2,000 hectares (4,900 acres) in size. It is owned by 27 shareholders.


Closeburn covers 4.77 km2 (1.84 sq mi). It is part of the much larger Outer Wakatipu statistical area.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2006 117 —    
2013 141 +2.70%
2018 141 +0.00%

Closeburn had a population of 141 at the 2018 New Zealand census, unchanged since the 2013 census, and an increase of 24 people (20.5%) since the 2006 census. There were 63 households. There were 78 males and 63 females, giving a sex ratio of 1.24 males per female. The median age was 47.7 years (compared with 37.4 years nationally), with 12 people (8.5%) aged under 15 years, 12 (8.5%) aged 15 to 29, 108 (76.6%) aged 30 to 64, and 12 (8.5%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 95.7% European/Pākehā, 4.3% Māori, 2.1% Asian, and 4.3% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 66.0% had no religion, 19.1% were Christian, 2.1% were Hindu and 6.4% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 48 (37.2%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 9 (7.0%) people had no formal qualifications. The median income was $50,400, compared with $31,800 nationally. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 78 (60.5%) people were employed full-time and 24 (18.6%) were part-time.

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