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A neighbourhood in Glenview, Hamilton.
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Local authority Hamilton, New Zealand
Electoral ward Hamilton West
Date established 1963
Population 4722 (2018 Census)
North Bader
East Fitzroy
Southeast Rukuhia
West Deanwell
Northwest Melville

Glenview is a suburb in southern Hamilton in New Zealand. It was named by Bruce Lugton of developers Lugton Lands. He chose Glenview because he felt it depicted the area perfectly. It was defined as a suburb in 1963.

Glenview was the site of New Zealand's first shopping mall in 1969, grocer Erwin Leonard Guy Abel's Big A Plaza. Today Glenview has a small shopping centre and Resthills Park.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2006 4,071 —    
2013 4,176 +0.36%
2018 4,722 +2.49%

Glenview, comprising the statistical areas of Glenview and Resthill, had a population of 4,722 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 546 people (13.1%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 651 people (16.0%) since the 2006 census. There were 1,620 households. There were 2,292 males and 2,430 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.94 males per female, with 1,059 people (22.4%) aged under 15 years, 1,080 (22.9%) aged 15 to 29, 1,983 (42.0%) aged 30 to 64, and 594 (12.6%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 68.4% European/Pākehā, 23.8% Māori, 5.1% Pacific peoples, 18.1% Asian, and 3.1% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).

The proportion of people born overseas was 25.4%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 43.9% had no religion, 38.8% were Christian, 4.5% were Hindu, 1.3% were Muslim, 1.1% were Buddhist and 4.2% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 819 (22.4%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 588 (16.1%) people had no formal qualifications. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 1,911 (52.2%) people were employed full-time, 486 (13.3%) were part-time, and 186 (5.1%) were unemployed.

Individual statistical areas
Name Population Median age Median income
Glenview 2,283 30.2 years $29,700
Resthill 2,439 34.9 years $35,400
New Zealand 37.4 years $31,800


Glenview School is a coeducational contributing primary school for years 1 to 6 with a roll of 414 as of July 2016. The school opened in 1964.

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