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|Local authority||Auckland Council|
|Electoral ward||Waitākere Ward|
Titirangi is a suburb in the Waitākere Ward of the city of Auckland in northern New Zealand. It is an affluent, residential suburb located 13 kilometres (8 miles) to the southwest of the Auckland city centre, at the southern end of the Waitākere Ranges. In the Māori language "Titirangi" means "long streaks of cloud in the sky", but this is often given as "fringe of heaven".
The sculpture on the round-about connecting Titirangi Road, Atkinson Road, Kohu Road, Scenic Drive and Huia Rd has been a symbol of Titirangi for many years, although it is a controversial presence, not popular with everyone. Designed by student artist-jeweller Lisa Higgens in 1993, it was originally erected with the intention of only being in place for five years but has remained permanently. Its original pink colour was toned down to a teal green in 2009.
Titirangi, comprising the statistical areas of West Lynn and Titirangi South, had a population of 7,203 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 561 people (8.4%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 828 people (13.0%) since the 2006 census. There were 2,469 households. There were 3,570 males and 3,633 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.98 males per female, with 1,470 people (20.4%) aged under 15 years, 1,155 (16.0%) aged 15 to 29, 3,645 (50.6%) aged 30 to 64, and 933 (13.0%) aged 65 or older.
Ethnicities were 83.4% European/Pākehā, 8.0% Māori, 5.4% Pacific peoples, 12.4% Asian, and 2.9% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).
The proportion of people born overseas was 30.9%, compared with 27.1% nationally.
Although some people objected to giving their religion, 56.6% had no religion, 28.8% were Christian, and 7.8% had other religions.
Of those at least 15 years old, 2,052 (35.8%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 555 (9.7%) people had no formal qualifications. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 3,150 (54.9%) people were employed full-time, 867 (15.1%) were part-time, and 213 (3.7%) were unemployed.
Titirangi School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a roll of 495 as of July 2016. The school celebrated its centenary in 1972, although the history of the school goes back to around 1845.
The nearest state secondary schools are Green Bay High School, Kelston Boys' High School and Kelston Girls' College.
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