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Local authority Auckland
Electoral ward North Shore ward
Local board Kaipatiki Local Board
Coordinates 36°46′14″S 174°45′35″E / 36.770496918°S 174.759830294°E / -36.770496918; 174.759830294
Population 5019 (2018)
Postcode(s) 0620
North Castor Bay
Northeast (Hauraki Gulf)
East (Hauraki Gulf)
Southeast Takapuna
South Takapuna
Southwest Westlake
West Wairau Valley
Northwest Forrest Hill

Milford is a suburb located on the North Shore, Auckland. It is located on northern side of Lake Pupuke. It also has a popular swimming beach, which runs some two kilometers from Black Rock in the south to Castor Bay in the north. The Wairau Creek reaches the sea at the Hauraki Gulf at the northern end of Milford Beach, and its lower tidal reaches host the Milford Marina.

Milford is part of the North Shore electorate, which is currently represented by National member of parliament Simon Watts.


Milford Centre

Milford Centre shopping centre opened in Milford in 2006. It covers 14,000 m². It consists of 757 carparks and 65 retailers, including The Warehouse and a Countdown supermarket.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2006 4,773 —    
2013 4,767 −0.02%
2018 5,019 +1.04%
Milford Marina Auckland
Milford Marina
Milford Beach Auckland
Milford Beach
Aerial view of Milford, Auckland, ca 1920s-1940s
Aerial view of Milford, with Rangitoto Island, ca. 1920s-1940s

Milford, comprising the statistical areas of Milford West and Milford Central, had a population of 5,019 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 252 people (5.3%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 246 people (5.2%) since the 2006 census. There were 2,025 households. There were 2,358 males and 2,664 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.89 males per female, with 720 people (14.3%) aged under 15 years, 822 (16.4%) aged 15 to 29, 2,262 (45.1%) aged 30 to 64, and 1,215 (24.2%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 72.4% European/Pākehā, 4.1% Māori, 1.2% Pacific peoples, 24.3% 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, 50.5% had no religion, 37.8% were Christian, and 6.0% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 1,602 (37.3%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 408 (9.5%) people had no formal qualifications. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 1,980 (46.1%) people were employed full-time, 585 (13.6%) were part-time, and 126 (2.9%) were unemployed.


Carmel College is a girls' secondary (years 7-13) school with a roll of 1,077. It is a state integrated Catholic school, which was founded in 1957.

Milford School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a roll of 533. It opened in 1926 as a spillover from Takapuna School, and became an independent school in 1946.

Rolls are as of February 2024.

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