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View of the North Shore and Central Auckland from Forrest Hill
Basic information
Local authority Auckland
Electoral ward North Shore ward
Local board Devonport-Takapuna Local Board
Population 10020 (2018)
Postcode(s) 0620
North Windsor Park
Northeast Crown Hill
East Castor Bay
Southeast Milford
South Westlake
Southwest Glenfield
West Glenfield North
Northwest Sunnynook

Forrest Hill is a suburb located on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand.

Forrest Hill is under the local governance of Auckland Council. It was previously governed by the North Shore City Council, which amalgamated into Auckland Council on 1 November 2010.

Forrest Hill Road and (ultimately) the whole suburb of Forrest Hill is named after Lt. Hugh Alexander Forrest, born in Wellington on 30 May 1893, who was killed in action on 12 October 1917, in the First Battle of Passchendaele during World War 1. The Takapuna Borough Council renamed Whites Hill Road in his honour at a council meeting on 22 October 1919, and the entire area was named after the road about five decades later.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2006 8,712 —    
2013 9,471 +1.20%
2018 10,020 +1.13%

Forrest Hill, comprising the statistical areas of Forrest Hill North, Forrest Hill West and Forrest Hill East, had a population of 10,020 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 549 people (5.8%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 1,308 people (15.0%) since the 2006 census. There were 3,141 households. There were 4,893 males and 5,130 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.95 males per female, with 1,860 people (18.6%) aged under 15 years, 2,340 (23.4%) aged 15 to 29, 4,620 (46.1%) aged 30 to 64, and 1,203 (12.0%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 49.0% European/Pākehā, 4.6% Māori, 2.5% Pacific peoples, 46.3% Asian, and 3.5% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).

The proportion of people born overseas was 52.7%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 49.9% had no religion, 36.2% were Christian, and 9.1% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 2,922 (35.8%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 660 (8.1%) people had no formal qualifications. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 4,056 (49.7%) people were employed full-time, 1,203 (14.7%) were part-time, and 294 (3.6%) were unemployed.


Forrest Hill School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a roll of 393 students as of February 2024.

Notable people

  • Stephen Berry (born 1983), politician and political commentator.
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