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Destruction of the forest the area is named after on 1 August 1975
|Territorial authority||Waimakariri District|
Te Tai Tonga (Maori electorate)
|• Total||272.11 km2 (105.06 sq mi)|
|• Density||7.3/km2 (19/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+12 (NZST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+13 (NZDT)|
7476 and 7495
|Local iwi||Ngāi Tahu|
Eyrewell Forest is a small rural area in the Waimakariri District, New Zealand.
Due to Canterbury's lack of native forest, in the early 1900s the government planted exotic forests throughout North Canterbury, including Eyrewell Forest. On 1 August 1975, however, most of the forest was blown over by strong north-westerly winds.
The Eyrewell statistical area covers 272.11 km2 (105.06 sq mi). It had an estimated population of 2,000 as of June 2021, with a population density of 7.3 people per km2.
Eyrewell had a population of 1,806 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 285 people (18.7%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 888 people (96.7%) since the 2006 census. There were 627 households. There were 900 males and 906 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.99 males per female. The median age was 38.4 years (compared with 37.4 years nationally), with 399 people (22.1%) aged under 15 years, 291 (16.1%) aged 15 to 29, 966 (53.5%) aged 30 to 64, and 150 (8.3%) aged 65 or older.
Ethnicities were 90.9% European/Pākehā, 9.1% Māori, 1.3% Pacific peoples, 4.8% Asian, and 3.2% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).
The proportion of people born overseas was 22.1%, compared with 27.1% nationally.
Although some people objected to giving their religion, 59.0% had no religion, 30.6% were Christian, 0.2% were Hindu, 0.7% were Muslim, 0.3% were Buddhist and 2.5% had other religions.
Of those at least 15 years old, 261 (18.6%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 210 (14.9%) people had no formal qualifications. The median income was $43,500, compared with $31,800 nationally. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 858 (61.0%) people were employed full-time, 213 (15.1%) were part-time, and 33 (2.3%) were unemployed.
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