Thames-Coromandel District

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Thames-Coromandel District
The road northwards from Thames. Somewhere south of Te Mata.
The road northwards from Thames. Somewhere south of Te Mata.
Thames-Coromandel District.svg
CountryNew Zealand
RegionWaikato
WardsCoromandel-Colville
Mercury Bay
South Eastern
Thames
Formed1975
SeatThames
Government
 • MayorSandra Goudie
 • Deputy MayorMurray McLean
 • Territorial authorityThames-Coromandel District Council
Area
 • Land2,207.96 km2 (852.50 sq mi)
Population
 (June 2021)[2]
 • Total33,000
Time zoneUTC+12 (NZST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+13 (NZDT)
Postcode(s)
WebsiteThames-Coromandel District Council

The Thames-Coromandel District is a territorial authority district in the North Island of New Zealand, covering all the Coromandel Peninsula and extending south to Hikutaia.

It is administered by the Thames-Coromandel District Council, which has its seat in the town of Thames. It was the first district council to be formed in New Zealand, being constituted in 1975. The district lies within the Waikato Regional Council area. Its only land boundary is with Hauraki District.

Population[edit]

The district had a population of 33,000 in June 2021.[2] 7,480 live in Thames, 6,330 in Whitianga, 4,450 in Whangamatā, and 1,890 in Coromandel.

Demographics[edit]

Thames-Coromandel District covers 2,207.96 km2 (852.50 sq mi)[1] and had an estimated population of 33,000 as of June 2021,[2] with a population density of 14.9 people per km2.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
200625,938—    
201326,178+0.13%
201829,895+2.69%
Source: [3]

Thames-Coromandel District had a population of 29,895 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 3,717 people (14.2%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 3,957 people (15.3%) since the 2006 census. There were 12,471 households, comprising 14,625 males and 15,273 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.96 males per female. The median age was 53.6 years (compared with 37.4 years nationally), with 4,488 people (15.0%) aged under 15 years, 3,537 (11.8%) aged 15 to 29, 12,600 (42.1%) aged 30 to 64, and 9,273 (31.0%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 87.9% European/Pākehā, 18.3% Māori, 2.1% Pacific peoples, 3.4% Asian, and 1.7% other ethnicities. People may identify with more than one ethnicity.

The percentage of people born overseas was 16.4, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people chose not to answer the census's question about religious affiliation, 54.4% had no religion, 33.0% were Christian, 1.0% had Māori religious beliefs, 0.6% were Hindu, 0.2% were Muslim, 0.9% were Buddhist and 2.0% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 3,591 (14.1%) people had a bachelor's or higher degree, and 5,874 (23.1%) people had no formal qualifications. The median income was $24,900, compared with $31,800 nationally. 2,622 people (10.3%) earned over $70,000 compared to 17.2% nationally. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 9,414 (37.1%) people were employed full-time, 4,359 (17.2%) were part-time, and 633 (2.5%) were unemployed.[3]

Individual wards
Name Area (km2) Population Density (per km2) Households Median age Median income
Coromandel-Colville Ward 559.60 3,228 5.77 1,296 52.4 years $23,000
Mercury Bay Ward 709.66 8,799 12.40 3,591 52.2 years $26,300
Thames Ward 473.26 10,647 22.50 4,371 52.5 years $24,300
South Eastern Ward 464.56 7,224 15.55 3,216 57.9 years $26,000
New Zealand 37.4 years $31,800

Local government[edit]

The Thames-Coromandel District Council was formed from the amalgamation of the Thames Borough, Thames County and Coromandel County councils in 1975,[4] and is led by the Mayor of Thames-Coromandel.

History[edit]

In 1923 the constituent counties included -[5]

area population gravel roads mud roads tracks
Coromandel County 440 sq mi (1,100 km2) 2,120 42 mi (68 km) 74 mi (119 km) 189 mi (304 km)
Thames County 413 sq mi (1,070 km2) 5,373 52 mi (84 km) 26 mi (42 km) 155 mi (249 km)
Thames Borough 3,670 acres (14.9 km2)[6] 4,765[7]
Totals 2,185 km2 (844 sq mi) 12,258

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ArcGIS Web Application". statsnz.maps.arcgis.com. Retrieved 28 February 2022.
  2. ^ a b c "Subnational population estimates (RC, SA2), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996-2021 (2021 boundaries)". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 22 October 2021. (regional councils); "Subnational population estimates (TA, SA2), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996-2021 (2021 boundaries)". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 22 October 2021. (territorial authorities); "Subnational population estimates (urban rural), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996-2021 (2021 boundaries)". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 22 October 2021. (urban areas)
  3. ^ a b "Statistical area 1 dataset for 2018 Census". Statistics New Zealand. March 2020. Thames-Coromandel District (011). 2018 Census place summary: Thames-Coromandel District
  4. ^ Monin, Paul (14 April 2016). "Hauraki–Coromandel region - Government and politics". Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  5. ^ "KAWHIA SETTLER AND RAGLAN ADVERTISER Main Highways - Conference at Hamilton". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 3 August 1923. Retrieved 16 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Thames Valley Power Board. TE AROHA NEWS". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 6 July 1922. Retrieved 16 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Official Year Book 1921-22".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

External links[edit]

Coromandel Peninsula travel guide from Wikivoyage

Coordinates: 36°56′31″S 175°40′34″E / 36.942°S 175.676°E / -36.942; 175.676