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Local authority Auckland
Electoral ward Albany ward
Local board Devonport-Takapuna Local Board
Coordinates 36°45′04″S 174°43′34″E / 36.751163662°S 174.726163762°E / -36.751163662; 174.726163762
Population 5538 (2018)
Postcode(s) 0620
Busway station(s) Sunnynook Busway Station
North Mairangi Bay
Northeast Campbells Bay
East Castor Bay
Southeast Forrest Hill
South Wairau Valley
Southwest Glenfield North
West Totara Vale
Northwest Rosedale
Sunnynook Shopping Centre
The bustling Sunnynook Shopping Centre

Sunnynook is a suburb on the North Shore in the Auckland metropolitan area in New Zealand. It is currently under the governance of Auckland Council.

The suburb is centered on the Sunnynook Shopping Centre and the nearby Sunnynook Park. A skateboard bowl is located in the park, which is also home to the Glenfield Greyhounds rugby league club. Sunnynook residents have access to the Northern Busway rapid transit bus link via the Sunnynook busway station.



Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2006 5,034 —    
2013 5,121 +0.25%
2018 5,538 +1.58%

Sunnynook South had a population of 5,538 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 417 people (8.1%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 504 people (10.0%) since the 2006 census. There were 1,734 households. There were 2,769 males and 2,772 females, giving a sex ratio of 1.0 males per female, with 1,116 people (20.2%) aged under 15 years, 1,353 (24.4%) aged 15 to 29, 2,616 (47.2%) aged 30 to 64, and 450 (8.1%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 45.2% European/Pākehā, 6.0% Māori, 3.8% Pacific peoples, 49.2% Asian, and 4.8% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).

The proportion of people born overseas was 57.6%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 46.2% had no religion, 38.3% were Christian, and 10.4% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 1,569 (35.5%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 390 (8.8%) people had no formal qualifications. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 2,358 (53.3%) people were employed full-time, 651 (14.7%) were part-time, and 195 (4.4%) were unemployed.


  • Wairau Intermediate is an intermediate (years 7–8) school with a roll of 342 students as of February 2024. It opened in 1980.
  • Sunnynook Primary School is a contributing primary (years 1–6) school with a roll of 447 students as of February 2024. It opened in 1968. Both schools are coeducational.
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