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2013 Census QuickStats about a place:
Browns Bay

2018 Census place summaries has the latest information

Population and dwellings

Number of people counted

  • 4,239 people usually live in Browns Bay. This is an increase of 261 people, or 6.6 percent, since the 2006 Census.
  • Browns Bay has less than one percent of Auckland's population.

Population of Browns Bay and Auckland
2013 Census
 
Sex Browns Bay Auckland
Male 2,028 687,492
Female 2,214 728,055
Total people 4,239 1,415,550

Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.

Number of dwellings counted

  • There are 1,602 occupied dwellings and 96 unoccupied dwellings in Browns Bay.
  • For Auckland as a whole, there are 473,448 occupied dwellings and 33,360 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 6 dwellings under construction in Browns Bay, and 2,814 under construction in Auckland.

Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables and graphs. For areas with small populations, the data may not look as expected because of this rounding.


Age and sex

Total population

  • The median age (half are younger, and half older, than this age) is 43.3 years for people in Browns Bay. The median age in Auckland is 35.1 years.
  • 19.1 percent of people in Browns Bay are aged 65 years and over, compared with 11.5 percent of the total Auckland population.
  • 16.7 percent of people are aged under 15 years in Browns Bay, compared with 20.9 percent for all of Auckland.

Broad age group and sex of people
Browns Bay
2013 Census
Graph, Broad age group and sex of people, selected area unit, 2013 Census.


Broad age group and sex of people
Auckland
2013 Census
Graph, Broad age group and sex of people, selected territorial area, 2013 Census.


Note: Total population figures are for the census usually resident population count.

Some percentages may be too small to show on graph.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables and graphs. For areas with small populations, the data may not look as expected because of this rounding.


Cultural diversity

Ethnic groups

  • The most common ethnic group in Browns Bay is European, compared with European for Auckland as a whole.

Ethnic groups in Browns Bay and Auckland
2013 Census
 
Ethnic group(1) Browns Bay (percent) Auckland (percent)
European 84.4 59.3
Māori 5.1 10.7
Pacific peoples 1.2 14.6
Asian 12.8 23.1
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 1.0 1.9
Other ethnicity 1.7 1.2

1. Includes all people who stated each ethnic group, whether as their only ethnic group or as one of several. Where a person reported more than one ethnic group, they have been counted in each applicable group. As a result percentages do not add up to 100.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Birthplace

  • 45.1 percent of people in Browns Bay were born overseas, compared with 39.1 percent for Auckland as a whole.
  • For people born overseas who are now living in Browns Bay, the most common birthplace was UK and Ireland, compared with Asia for people born overseas in all of Auckland.

Languages spoken

  • After English, the next most common language spoken in Browns Bay is Afrikaans, which was spoken by 6.4 percent of people. For Auckland as a whole, the most common language apart from English is Samoan, spoken by 4.4 percent of people.
  • Less than one percent of people in Browns Bay speak te reo Māori, compared with 2.3 percent of people for all of Auckland.
  • New Zealand Sign Language is used by less than one percent of people in Browns Bay, compared with less than one percent of people for all of Auckland.
  • 77.5 percent of people in Browns Bay speak only one language, compared with 69.4 percent of people for all of Auckland.

Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables and graphs. For areas with small populations, the data may not look as expected because of this rounding.


Relationship status

Total population aged 15 years and over

  • 28.1 percent of people aged 15 years and over living in Browns Bay have never married, 51.9 percent are married, and 20.1 percent are separated, divorced or widowed.
  • 21.7 percent of people in Browns Bay aged 15 years and over who have never been married live with a partner.

Legally registered relationship status for people aged 15 years and over
Browns Bay and Auckland
2013 Census
Graph, Legally registered relationship status for people aged 15 years and over, selected area unit and territorial authority, 2013 Census.


Note: Total population figures are for the census usually resident population count.

Some percentages may be too small to show on graph.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables and graphs. For areas with small populations, the data may not look as expected because of this rounding.


Qualifications

Total population aged 15 years and over

  • 88.6 percent of people aged 15 years and over in Browns Bay have a formal qualification, compared with 83.2 percent in Auckland.
  • In Browns Bay, 23.2 percent of people aged 15 years and over held a bachelor's degree or higher as their highest qualification, compared with 24.7 percent for Auckland as a whole.

Highest qualification for people aged 15 years and over
Browns Bay and Auckland
2013 Census
Graph, Highest qualification for people aged 15 years and over, selected area unit and territorial authority, 2013 Census.


Note: Total population figures are for the census usually resident population count.

Some percentages may be too small to show on graph.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables and graphs. For areas with small populations, the data may not look as expected because of this rounding.


Work

Total population aged 15 years and over

  • The unemployment rate in Browns Bay is 5.8 percent for people aged 15 years and over, compared with 8.1 percent for all of Auckland.
  • The most common occupational group in Browns Bay is 'professionals', and 'professionals' is the most common occupational group in Auckland.

Occupation for employed people aged 15 years and over
Browns Bay and Auckland
2013 Census
Graph, Occupation for employed people aged 15 years and over, selected area unit and territorial authority, 2013 Census.


Note: Total population figures are for the census usually resident population count.

Some percentages may be too small to show on graph.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables and graphs. For areas with small populations, the data may not look as expected because of this rounding.


Income

Total population aged 15 years and over

  • For people aged 15 years and over, the median income (half earn more, and half less, than this amount) in Browns Bay is $31,900. This compares with a median of $29,600 for all of Auckland.
  • 34.5 percent of people aged 15 years and over in Browns Bay have an annual income of $20,000 or less, compared with 39.0 percent of people for Auckland as a whole.
  • In Browns Bay, 31.9 percent of people aged 15 years and over have an annual income of more than $50,000, compared with 29.2 percent of people in Auckland.

Total personal income for people aged 15 years and over
Browns Bay and Auckland
2013 Census
Graph, Total personal income for people aged 15 years and over, selected area unit and territorial authority, 2013 Census.


Note: Total population figures are for the census usually resident population count.

Some percentages may be too small to show on graph.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables and graphs. For areas with small populations, the data may not look as expected because of this rounding.


Families

Family type

  • Couples with children make up 45.0 percent of all families in Browns Bay, while couples without children make up 40.1 percent of all families.
  • In Auckland, couples with children make up 46.5 percent of all families, while couples without children make up 35.1 percent of all families.
  • 14.7 percent of families in Browns Bay are one parent with children families, while one parent with children families make up 18.4 percent of families for Auckland as a whole.

Family type
Browns Bay and Auckland
2013 Census
Graph, Family type, selected area unit and territorial authority, 2013 Census.


Note: All figures are for families in occupied private dwellings.

Some percentages may be too small to show on graph.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs. For areas with small populations, the data may not look as expected because of this rounding.


Households

Household composition

  • One-family households make up 68.2 percent of all households in Browns Bay. For Auckland as a whole, one-family households make up 69.8 percent of all households.
  • In Browns Bay, there are 369 one-person households making up 24.0 percent of all households. In Auckland, one-person households make up 19.0 percent of all households.
  • The average household size in Browns Bay is 2.6 people, compared with an average of 3.0 people per household for all of Auckland.

Household composition
Browns Bay and Auckland
2013 Census
Graph, Household composition, selected area unit and territorial authority, 2013 Census.


Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.

Some percentages may be too small to show on graph.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs. For areas with small populations, the data may not look as expected because of this rounding.


Phone, fax, and Internet

Access to phones, fax machines, and Internet

  • 84.5 percent of households in Browns Bay have access to the Internet, compared with 81.6 percent of households in Auckland.
  • In Browns Bay, 84.7 percent of households have access to a cellphone, compared with 84.8 percent of households for Auckland as a whole.

Access to phones, fax machines, and Internet
Browns Bay and Auckland
2013 Census
Graph, Access to phones, fax machines, and Internet, selected area unit and territorial authority, 2013 Census.


Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.

Some percentages may be too small to show on graph.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables and graphs. For areas with small populations, the data may not look as expected because of this rounding.


Transport

Access to motor vehicles

  • 20.3 percent of households in Browns Bay have access to three or more motor vehicles, compared with 18.4 percent of all households in Auckland.

Access to motor vehicles
Browns Bay and Auckland
2013 Census
Graph, Access to motor vehicles, selected area unit and territorial authority area, 2013 Census.


Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.

Some percentages may be too small to show on graph.

Main means of travel to work

  • The most common means of travel to work on census day for people in Browns Bay was driving a private car, truck or van (65.4 percent of people who travelled to work used this form of transport).
  • This was followed by driving a company car, truck or van (14.5 percent) and public bus (11.1 percent).
  • For Auckland as a whole, the most common means of travel to work was driving a private car, truck or van, followed by driving a company car, truck or van and public bus.

Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs. For areas with small populations, the data may not look as expected because of this rounding.


Housing

Home ownership

  • In Browns Bay, 69.4 percent of households in occupied private dwellings owned the dwelling or held it in a family trust.
  • For Auckland as a whole, 61.5 percent of households in occupied private dwellings owned the dwelling or held it in a family trust.
  • For households in Browns Bay who rented the dwelling that they lived in, the median weekly rent paid was $420. This compared with $350 for Auckland.

Home ownership by household
Browns Bay and Auckland
2013 Census
Graph, Home ownership by household, selected area unit and territorial authority, 2013 Census.


Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.

Some percentages may be too small to show on graph.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables and graphs. For areas with small populations, the data may not look as expected because of this rounding.

Building consents

Building consent data for the year ended December 2013 showed that:

  • The total number of building consents issued for dwellings, including apartments, in Browns Bay was 66.
  • The total number of building consents issued for apartments in Browns Bay was 42.
  • The total value of residential building work in Browns Bay was $11,543,500.
  • The total value of non-residential building work in Browns Bay was $765,000.

Note: Building consent data is obtained from all accredited building consent authorities (ie territorial authorities) and is compiled if the building consent issued is valued over $5000. See data quality information on building consents.


Business

Business demographics

Business demographic data for the year ended February 2013 showed that:

  • There were 669 business locations (geographic units) in Browns Bay compared with 163,582 for all of Auckland. This is a decrease of 7.0 percent from the year ended February 2006 for Browns Bay.
  • There were 2,080 paid employees in Browns Bay compared with 650,440 for all of Auckland. This is a decrease of 27.5 percent from the year ended February 2006 for Browns Bay.

Top five industries in Browns Bay
By employee count
For year ended February 2013
 
Industry (ANZSIC06)(1) Browns Bay Auckland
Employee count Percent of total employee count Employee Count Percent of total employee count
Health care and social assistance 610 29.3 63,490 9.8
Retail trade 490 23.6 62,770 9.7
Accommodation and food services 280 13.5 43,280 6.7
Other services 140 6.7 21,920 3.4
Education and training 120 5.8 54,170 8.3

1. Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (ANZSIC06 V1.0).
Note: Table may not show five industries as not all area units have five industries within their boundaries.
Some area units may have more than one industry with the same employee count but the table has been restricted to five industries.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: Business demographic data is sourced from a register of economically significant businesses which is maintained by Statistics New Zealand. See data quality information on business demographics.

Employee count data has been randomly rounded. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables and graphs. For areas with small populations, the data may not look as expected because of this rounding.

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