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Cockle Bay
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Basic information
Local authority Auckland City
Electoral ward Howick Ward
Local board Howick Local Board
Population 4224 (2018)
North (Hauraki Gulf)
Northeast (Hauraki Gulf)
East (Hauraki Gulf)
Southeast (Hauraki Gulf)
South Shelly Park
Southwest Somerville
West Howick Central
Northwest Mellons Bay

Cockle Bay is an eastern suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. The suburb is in the Howick ward, one of the 13 administrative divisions of Auckland city and currently under governance of the Auckland Council. The high school of the area is Howick College, a decile 8 school of the Howick area. The primary schools of the area are Cockle Bay School and Shelly Park Primary School.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2006 4,116 —    
2013 4,080 −0.13%
2018 4,224 +0.70%
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Cockle Bay beach

Cockle Bay had a population of 4,224 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 144 people (3.5%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 108 people (2.6%) since the 2006 census. There were 1,452 households. There were 2,100 males and 2,124 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.99 males per female. The median age was 43.6 years, with 777 people (18.4%) aged under 15 years, 723 (17.1%) aged 15 to 29, 1,974 (46.7%) aged 30 to 64, and 750 (17.8%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 83.0% European/Pākehā, 5.4% Māori, 2.1% Pacific peoples, 14.1% Asian, and 2.2% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).

The proportion of people born overseas was 39.5%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 47.7% had no religion, 41.6% were Christian, and 5.1% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 1,071 (31.1%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 294 (8.5%) people had no formal qualifications. The median income was $42,900. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 1,758 (51.0%) people were employed full-time, 588 (17.1%) were part-time, and 69 (2.0%) were unemployed.


Cockle Bay School is a coeducational contributing primary school (years 1–6) with a roll of 741 as of July 2016.

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