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Walton
Walton Community Church
Walton Community Church
Country  New Zealand
Region Waikato
Territorial authority Matamata-Piako District
Ward Matamata Ward
Population
 (2018)
 • Total 1,278

Walton is a settlement in New Zealand. It is sited at the junction of Walton Road and Morrinsville Walton Road, in the Central Waikato Region.

The Walton Golf Club is 2 kilometres from the centre of the village.

Demographics

Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2006 1,311 —    
2013 1,221 −1.01%
2018 1,278 +0.92%

The statistical area of Richmond Downs-Wardville, which at 207 square kilometres is much larger than this settlement, had a population of 1,278 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 57 people (4.7%) since the 2013 census, and a decrease of 33 people (-2.5%) since the 2006 census. There were 468 households. There were 663 males and 615 females, giving a sex ratio of 1.08 males per female. The median age was 34.4 years, with 273 people (21.4%) aged under 15 years, 273 (21.4%) aged 15 to 29, 585 (45.8%) aged 30 to 64, and 147 (11.5%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 83.8% European/Pākehā, 15.7% Māori, 1.2% Pacific peoples, 4.5% Asian, and 0.7% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).

The proportion of people born overseas was 13.6%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 49.3% had no religion, 39.7% were Christian, 0.2% were Hindu, 0.0% were Muslim, 0.2% were Buddhist and 0.9% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 156 (15.5%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 207 (20.6%) people had no formal qualifications. The median income was $40,200. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 558 (55.5%) people were employed full-time, 201 (20.0%) were part-time, and 39 (3.9%) were unemployed.

In 1916, Walton had a population of 320

In 2013, the population was 129, and this is expected to be stable through to 2045.

Education

Walton School is a co-educational state primary school for students Year 1 to 6, with a roll of 109 as of July 2016.

The school has existed since 1896.

Notable people

  • Judith Collins National Party politician
  • Sue Moroney Labour Party politician
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