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Coatesville is located in New Zealand Auckland
Location in New Zealand Auckland
Country New Zealand
Region Auckland
Territorial authority Auckland Council
Ward Rodney
 • Total 2,328

Coatesville is an affluent, rural community situated approximately 30 km north-west of Auckland, New Zealand. Albany lies to the east, Paremoremo to the south, Riverhead to the south-west, and Dairy Flat to the north.

The area was called Fernielea until 1926, when it was renamed after Gordon Coates, the Prime Minister at the time.

Mincher is a garden of national significance in Coatesville. Other gardens open to the public by appointment include Woodbridge and Twin Lakes.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2006 1,974 —    
2013 2,223 +1.71%
2018 2,328 +0.93%

Coatesville had a population of 2,328 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 105 people (4.7%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 354 people (17.9%) since the 2006 census. There were 744 households. There were 1,146 males and 1,182 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.97 males per female. The median age was 42.7 years, with 441 people (18.9%) aged under 15 years, 444 (19.1%) aged 15 to 29, 1,152 (49.5%) aged 30 to 64, and 291 (12.5%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 88.8% European/Pākehā, 4.4% Māori, 1.9% Pacific peoples, 10.1% Asian, and 1.2% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).

The proportion of people born overseas was 32.3%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 58.2% had no religion, 32.0% were Christian, and 2.8% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 612 (32.4%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 147 (7.8%) people had no formal qualifications. The median income was $46,000. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 1,002 (53.1%) people were employed full-time, 345 (18.3%) were part-time, and 33 (1.7%) were unemployed.


Coatesville School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1–6) school with a roll of 270 students as at April 2023, A school was first established in the area in 1916, but it closed in 1920. A new school opened in 1923. The school celebrated 100 years on 16 of October 2016.

Coatesville Playcentre started in Coatesville Hall in the 1970s before moving into a purpose built centre next to the school in the 1980s. Playcentre offers parent-led early childhood education for children aged 0–5 years.

Coatesville Learning Centre opened in 2012 catering for 1- to 5-year-old children.

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