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Dinsdale, Hamilton
Basic information
Local authority Hamilton, New Zealand
Electoral ward Hamilton West
Date established 1962
Population 8349 (2018 Census)
North Livingstone
Northeast Maeroa
East Frankton
Southeast Melville
South Ngāhinapōuri
Southwest Stonebridge
West Whatawhata
Northwest Western Heights

Dinsdale is the westernmost suburb of Hamilton in New Zealand. Originally called Frankton West, it was renamed in July 1961 after Thomas Dinsdale. Dinsdale grew rapidly in the 1960s. It is located around a low ridge with some views westward to open farm land. It has a large sports ground and shopping complex with a supermarket, shops and Dinsdale Library, one of the branches of the Hamilton City Libraries. The community church of West Hamilton is located in the suburb.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2006 7,548 —    
2013 7,764 +0.40%
2018 8,349 +1.46%

Dinsdale, comprising the statistical areas of Dinsdale North and Dinsdale South, had a population of 8,349 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 585 people (7.5%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 801 people (10.6%) since the 2006 census. There were 2,874 households. There were 4,122 males and 4,230 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.97 males per female, with 1,824 people (21.8%) aged under 15 years, 1,863 (22.3%) aged 15 to 29, 3,606 (43.2%) aged 30 to 64, and 1,053 (12.6%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 73.0% European/Pākehā, 29.2% Māori, 5.8% Pacific peoples, 9.2% Asian, and 2.4% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).

The proportion of people born overseas was 15.9%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 51.5% had no religion, 35.1% were Christian, 2.2% were Hindu, 0.8% were Muslim, 0.8% were Buddhist and 3.4% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 1,149 (17.6%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 1,296 (19.9%) people had no formal qualifications. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 3,543 (54.3%) people were employed full-time, 876 (13.4%) were part-time, and 306 (4.7%) were unemployed.

Dinsdale Library photographed in 2013


Aberdeen School is acoeducational contributing primary school (years 1–6) with aroll of 663 students as of July 2016. Aberdeen opened in the mid-1970s.

St. Columba's Catholic School is a state-integrated coeducational full primary school (years 1–8) with a roll of 475.

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