Tamahere by numbers

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Tamahere is growing. In the five years to 2006, when the latest census was taken, it grew 29.2% or by 1044 people to 4623 residents.

Statistics NZ has just released Census 2006 data on places throughout New Zealand and studying our place makes for interesting reading. Officially our area is known as Tamahere-Tauwhare.

Anyone getting around Tamahere will know it has grown even more since census night in March 2006 but the stats still give us a great picture of who and what we are in our part of the Waikato – that’s all 1.2% of us among the region’s total population of 382,716.

Tamahere has a greater percentage of young people than the rest of the Waikato – 25.4% of us are aged under 15 years compared with 22.9% for all of Waikato. And we have fewer older people – 9.3% are aged 65 years and over compared with 12.4% for the region as a whole.

With so many children in Tamahere it is not surprising that couples with children make up 52.9% of all families in the area while couples without children make up 37.4%. The average household comprises 3.1 people.

We are mostly of European descent, highly educated, in managerial or professional jobs and are pretty well wired. 74.7% of households have access to the internet compared with 57.1% for the region, and 82.3% of households have access to a cellphone compared with 75.3% for the region.

To view more details from this snapshot of Tamahere click here for the numbers on the Stats NZ site or click on Tamahere by numbers under Local links in the column on the right.

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