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Hamilton North
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Casabella Lane, Hamilton North.
Basic information
Local authority Hamilton, New Zealand
Electoral ward Hamilton West
Date established 1963
Population 267 (2018)
Surrounds
Northeast River Road
East Claudelands
Southeast Hamilton Central
South Hamilton Lake
West Frankton
Northwest Whitiora

Hamilton North is a suburb in central Hamilton in New Zealand. It was not depicted a suburb until there was a need to distinguish between the different parts of the Hamilton CBD. The suburbs of Hamilton Central and Hamilton North were divided in 1963.

Features of Hamilton North

Waikato Stadium

Waikato Stadium, formerly Rugby Park, is a major sporting and cultural events venue in Hamilton with a total capacity of 25,800. The stadium is a multi-purpose facility, though used mainly for rugby union.

Founders Theatre

Founders Theatre is Hamilton's largest and best-known theatrical venue with a capacity of 1,249. Opened in 1962, it also performs an important Town Hall function for the city hosting many Civic and Institutional ceremonies. Its doors closed on 1st March 2016 due to health and safety concerns until further notice. The city council has taken submissions from the residents on Hamilton to decide its future.

Casabella Lane

Located between Barton St and Angelsea St, Casabella Lane is a Spanish themed lane with 21 boutique shops and 9 apartments.

The Farming Family

The Farming Family was donated to the city by businessman Sir Robert Jones in 1990 to commemorate the ordinary farming family as being the unsung heroes of Hamilton's 150-year history. The statue, a bronze life-sized sculpture created by Margriet Windhausen van den Berg, has sparked much debate about whether it solely celebrates the European history of the Waikato region. The Farming Family consists of a male farmer and his wife, two young children, a dairy cow, a sheep and a dog. The statue is located on a traffic island at the intersection of Victoria Street and Ulster Street.

Demographics

Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2006 129 —    
2013 150 +2.18%
2018 267 +12.22%

The statistical area of Kirikiriroa corresponds to Hamilton North. It had a population of 267 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 117 people (78.0%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 138 people (107.0%) since the 2006 census. There were 90 households. There were 150 males and 117 females, giving a sex ratio of 1.28 males per female. The median age was 31.2 years (compared with 37.4 years nationally), with 24 people (9.0%) aged under 15 years, 102 (38.2%) aged 15 to 29, 132 (49.4%) aged 30 to 64, and 9 (3.4%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 41.6% European/Pākehā, 27.0% Māori, 5.6% Pacific peoples, 36.0% Asian, and 3.4% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).

The proportion of people born overseas was 40.4%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 41.6% had no religion, 29.2% were Christian, 9.0% were Hindu, 4.5% were Muslim, 1.1% were Buddhist and 9.0% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 63 (25.9%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 36 (14.8%) people had no formal qualifications. The median income was $21,100, compared with $31,800 nationally. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 120 (49.4%) people were employed full-time, 33 (13.6%) were part-time, and 18 (7.4%) were unemployed.

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