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Peacocke, Hamilton
Basic information
Local authority Hamilton, New Zealand
Electoral ward Hamilton West
Population 348 (2018 Census)
North Hillcrest
Northeast Riverlea
Southeast Tamahere
South Rukuhia
West Fitzroy

Peacocke is a semi-rural suburb in southern Hamilton in New Zealand. Peacocke was brought into the city boundaries in 1989. It is one of the future urban zones of Hamilton, along with Rotokauri.

The Peacocke Structure Plan of 2007 provided for development on 620 ha (1,500 acres) over about 25 years.

Two consent applications were made in 2018 proposing an 'Amberfield' development of 862 sections on 105 ha (260 acres) between Peacockes Rd and the Waikato River. By 2020 the granting of the consent had been appealed to the Environment Court, a major issue being protection of habitats for endangered long tailed bats.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2006 291 —    
2013 327 +1.68%
2018 348 +1.25%

The statistical area, which is called Peacockes, had a population of 348 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 21 people (6.4%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 57 people (19.6%) since the 2006 census. There were 138 households. There were 168 males and 183 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.92 males per female. The median age was 44.8 years (compared with 37.4 years nationally), with 63 people (18.1%) aged under 15 years, 57 (16.4%) aged 15 to 29, 150 (43.1%) aged 30 to 64, and 78 (22.4%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 90.5% European/Pākehā, 12.9% Māori, 1.7% Pacific peoples, 7.8% Asian, and 2.6% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).

The proportion of people born overseas was 18.1%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 49.1% had no religion, 41.4% were Christian, 0.9% were Buddhist and 1.7% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 84 (29.5%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 51 (17.9%) people had no formal qualifications. The median income was $38,200, compared with $31,800 nationally. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 135 (47.4%) people were employed full-time, 48 (16.8%) were part-time, and 9 (3.2%) were unemployed.

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