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Underwood Park / Walsmley Park in the west of Wesley
Basic information
Local authority Auckland Council
Electoral ward Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward
Population 5652 (2018)
North Sandringham
Northeast Balmoral
East Three Kings
Southeast Hillsborough
South Mount Roskill
Southwest New Windsor
West Owairaka
Northwest Mount Albert

Wesley is a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, located in the south-west of the Auckland isthmus.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2006 5,163 —    
2013 5,370 +0.56%
2018 5,652 +1.03%

Wesley, comprising the statistical areas of Wesley West, Wesley South and Wesley East, had a population of 5,652 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 282 people (5.3%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 489 people (9.5%) since the 2006 census. There were 1,491 households. There were 2,889 males and 2,760 females, giving a sex ratio of 1.05 males per female, with 1,296 people (22.9%) aged under 15 years, 1,605 (28.4%) aged 15 to 29, 2,241 (39.6%) aged 30 to 64, and 504 (8.9%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 18.4% European/Pākehā, 8.8% Māori, 38.3% Pacific peoples, 37.5% Asian, and 8.2% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).

The proportion of people born overseas was 50.5%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 23.5% had no religion, 43.9% were Christian, and 27.6% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 927 (21.3%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 798 (18.3%) people had no formal qualifications. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 1,848 (42.4%) people were employed full-time, 612 (14.0%) were part-time, and 291 (6.7%) were unemployed.


Wesley Intermediate is an intermediate school (years 7-8) with a roll of 126. Wesley Primary School is a contributing primary school (years 1-6) with a roll of 147.

Both schools are coeducational. Rolls are as of July 2016.

Local state or state-integrated secondary schools include Mount Albert Grammar School, Marist College and St Peter's College.

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