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Green Bay
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A park in Green Bay
Basic information
Local authority Auckland Council
Electoral ward Whau Ward
Population 4788 (2018)
North New Lynn
Northeast Avondale
East Blockhouse Bay
Southeast (Manukau Harbour)
South (Manukau Harbour)
Southwest Wood Bay
West Titirangi
Northwest Titirangi North

Green Bay is an Auckland suburb. It is under the local governance of the Auckland Council. The main road running through Green Bay is Godley Road and this is the Urban Route 15 that follows through Green Bay to Titirangi and Laingholm.

Green Bay beach is part of the Karaka Park coastal walk. In pre-European times, the beach was the southern end of a portage between the Waitemata and Manukau harbours via the Whau River. At the west end of the beach there was a large Māori at Motukaraka (which is today Karaka Park). The area was originally called Karaka Bay, but was renamed to the current name to avoid confusion with other bays named Karaka.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2006 4,350 —    
2013 4,596 +0.79%
2018 4,788 +0.82%

Green Bay, comprising the statistical areas of Green Bay North and Green Bay South, had a population of 4,788 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 192 people (4.2%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 438 people (10.1%) since the 2006 census. There were 1,833 households. There were 2,253 males and 2,535 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.89 males per female, with 879 people (18.4%) aged under 15 years, 687 (14.3%) aged 15 to 29, 2,028 (42.4%) aged 30 to 64, and 1,194 (24.9%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 74.9% European/Pākehā, 8.1% Māori, 7.5% Pacific peoples, 19.0% Asian, and 2.8% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).

The proportion of people born overseas was 31.9%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 47.0% had no religion, 37.8% were Christian, and 9.3% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 984 (25.2%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 672 (17.2%) people had no formal qualifications. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 1,794 (45.9%) people were employed full-time, 492 (12.6%) were part-time, and 99 (2.5%) were unemployed.


Green Bay High School is a secondary (years 9-13) school with a roll of 1467. It opened in 1973.

Green Bay Primary School is a full primary (years 1-8) school with a roll of 594. It opened in 1960, and covered years 1-6 until an intermediate department was added in 1997.

Both schools are coeducational, and situated next to each other on Godley Road.

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