Glenbervie, New Zealand

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Location
35°40'32"S
174°20'58"E
Country
 New Zealand
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Glenbervie is a settlement in Northland, New Zealand. The city of Whangārei lies to the southwest, and the localities of Kiripaka and Ngunguru to the northeast. The Glenbervie Forest is north of the settlement.

Demographics

The statistical area of Abbey Caves-Glenbervie, which at 32 square kilometres is much larger than this settlement, had a population of 1,329 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 192 people (16.9%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 327 people (32.6%) since the 2006 census. There were 459 households. There were 654 males and 672 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.97 males per female. Of the total population, 261 people (19.6%) were aged up to 15 years, 180 (13.5%) were 15 to 29, 651 (49.0%) were 30 to 64, and 234 (17.6%) were 65 or older. Figures may not add up to the total due to rounding. Ethnicities were 92.1% European/Pākehā, 15.8% Māori, 1.6% Pacific peoples, 3.2% Asian, and 1.1% other ethnicities. People may identify with more than one ethnicity. The percentage of people born overseas was 16.7, compared with 27.1% nationally. Although some people objected to giving their religion, 54.9% had no religion, 34.5% were Christian, and 2.9% had other religions. Of those at least 15 years old, 237 (22.2%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 141 (13.2%) people had no formal qualifications. The median income was $37,500. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 570 (53.4%) people were employed full-time, 186 (17.4%) were part-time, and 21 (2.0%) were unemployed.

History and culture

The local Pehiaweri Marae and Te Reo o te Iwi meeting house are a traditional meeting ground of the Ngāpuhi hapū of Ngāti Hao, Ngāti Hau, Te Parawhau and Te Uriroroi.

Education

Glenbervie School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1–6) school with a roll of 224 students as of March 2020. The school was established in 1893.
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