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Local authority Auckland City
Electoral ward Howick Ward
Local board Howick Local Board
Population 6885 (2018)
North Farm Cove
Northeast Half Moon Bay
East Highland Park
South Pakuranga Heights
Southwest Pakuranga
West (Tamaki River)
Northwest (Tamaki River)

Sunnyhills is a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. It is part of the Pakuranga Electorate.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2006 6,384 —    
2013 6,615 +0.51%
2018 6,885 +0.80%

Sunnyhills, comprising the statistical areas of Sunnyhills West-Pakuranga North and Sunnyhills East, had a population of 6,885 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 270 people (4.1%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 501 people (7.8%) since the 2006 census. There were 2,334 households. There were 3,282 males and 3,603 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.91 males per female, with 1,302 people (18.9%) aged under 15 years, 1,230 (17.9%) aged 15 to 29, 3,042 (44.2%) aged 30 to 64, and 1,311 (19.0%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 55.2% European/Pākehā, 6.2% Māori, 3.8% Pacific peoples, 40.1% Asian, and 3.2% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).

The proportion of people born overseas was 47.2%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 45.4% had no religion, 36.6% were Christian, and 12.2% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 1,674 (30.0%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 708 (12.7%) people had no formal qualifications. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 2,601 (46.6%) people were employed full-time, 729 (13.1%) were part-time, and 177 (3.2%) were unemployed.


Sunnyhills School is a coeducational full primary school (years 1-8) with a roll of 446 as of February 2024.

St Mark's Catholic School is a state-integrated coeducational contributing primary school (years 1-6) with a roll of 198 as of February 2024.

Other schools in the Pakuranga area close to Sunnyhills are: Riverina Primary School, Wakaaranga Primary School, Anchorage Park Primary School, Farm Cove Intermediate, Pakuranga Intermediate, Saint Kentigern College, Pakuranga College and Edgewater College.

Fishing in Pakuranga
The walkway in Sunnyhills Pakuranga. Sanctuary Point where many fisherman like to go.
Moreton Bay fig tree
Moreton Bay fig tree in a public park in Sunnyhills Auckland New Zealand on a foggy morning
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