Springvale, New Zealand


Springvale is a suburb of Whanganui, in the Whanganui District and Manawatū-Whanganui region of New Zealand's North Island.

Springvale
Suburb of Whanganui
CountryNew Zealand
CityWhanganui
Area
  Land236 ha (583 acres)
Population
 (2018)[2]
  Total3,372
Westmere Otamatea St Johns Hill
Springvale
Castlecliff Tawhero College Estate

An extension to the residential urban boundary was proposed in 2018 to provide homes for another 575 homes.[3] The extension faced opposition.[4]

As of 2018, homes in Springvale are among the fastest selling in the country, with the average house taking just 12 days to sell.[5]

In 2019, Whanganui Māori proposed naming a new street Te Repo to recgonise the wetlands that previously existed in the area, but the road was ultimately named after local sculptor Joan Morrell.[6]

Springvale Park


Springvale Park is Whanganui's main sports hub, featuring fields, hardwood courts, swimming pools, a stadium and a bike track.[7]

It hosts a range of North Island and national sports fixtures, like basketball and badminton.[8][9]

The bike park component took 18 months to construct, and extensively vandalised shortly after opened in December 2018.[10]

Demographics


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
20063,012    
20133,114+0.48%
20183,372+1.60%
Source: [2]

Springvale, comprising the statistical areas of Springvale North, Springvale West and Springvale East, covers 2.36 km2 (0.91 sq mi).[1] It had a population of 3,372 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 258 people (8.3%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 360 people (12.0%) since the 2006 census. There were 1,446 households. There were 1,554 males and 1,815 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.86 males per female, with 579 people (17.2%) aged under 15 years, 525 (15.6%) aged 15 to 29, 1,359 (40.3%) aged 30 to 64, and 912 (27.0%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 84.3% European/Pākehā, 15.2% Māori, 3.0% Pacific peoples, 6.7% Asian, and 2.3% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).

The proportion of people born overseas was 14.9%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 45.7% had no religion, 42.2% were Christian, 1.1% were Hindu, 0.1% were Muslim, 0.6% were Buddhist and 2.2% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 423 (15.1%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 642 (23.0%) people had no formal qualifications. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 1,185 (42.4%) people were employed full-time, 405 (14.5%) were part-time, and 75 (2.7%) were unemployed.[2]

Individual statistical areas
NamePopulationHouseholdsMedian ageMedian income
Springvale North34814453.2 years$27,300[11]
Springvale West1,57267546.7 years$27,600[12]
Springvale East1,45262745.6 years$27,300[13]
New Zealand37.4 years$31,800

Education


Mosston School is a co-educational state primary school for Year 1 to 6 students,[14][15] with a roll of 142 as of March 2021.[16]

Faith Academy is a co-educational state-integrated Christian primary school for Year 1 to 8 students,[17][18] with a roll of 141.[19]

The Springvale Playcentre opened in 1968 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018.[20]

References


  1. "ArcGIS Web Application". statsnz.maps.arcgis.com. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  2. "Statistical area 1 dataset for 2018 Census". Statistics New Zealand. March 2020. Springvale North (223900), Springvale West (224400) and Springvale East (224500).
  3. Wilson, Zaryd (25 May 2018). "Re-zoning to expand Springvale by more than 500 properties". New Zealand Media and Entertainment. Whanganui Chronicle.
  4. Leach, Abe (23 November 2019). "Springvale expansion plan for 600 new homes heads to hearing". New Zealand Media and Entertainment. Whanganui Chronicle.
  5. McSweeny, Jacob (17 September 2018). "The Whanganui suburb where houses sell in 12 days". New Zealand Media and Entertainment. The New Zealand Herald.
  6. "Whanganui iwi calls for resignation of councillor who made 'racially motivated' comments over street name". New Zealand Media and Entertainment. The New Zealand Herald. 17 December 2019.
  7. Staff reporter (21 September 2018). "Sport Whanganui to move into new hub at Springvale Park". New Zealand Media and Entertainment. Whanganui Chronicle.
  8. Smith, Jared (3 May 2019). "Basketball: Manawatu Jets swimming deep end with Southland Sharks in Whanganui". New Zealand Media and Entertainment. Whanganui Chronicle.
  9. Staff reporter (20 September 2019). "Basketball: Manawatu Jets swimming deep end with Southland Sharks in Whanganui". New Zealand Media and Entertainment. Whanganui Chronicle.
  10. Leach, Abe (17 April 2019). "Whanganui Community Bike Park nominated for national award". New Zealand Media and Entertainment. Whanganui Chronicle.
  11. 2018 Census place summary: Springvale North
  12. 2018 Census place summary: Springvale West
  13. 2018 Census place summary: Springvale East
  14. "Mosston School Official School Website". mosston.school.nz.
  15. "Mosston School Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  16. "Mosston School Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  17. "Faith Academy Official School Website". faithacademy.school.nz.
  18. "Faith Academy Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  19. "Faith Academy Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  20. King, Jesse (31 August 2019). "Springvale Playcentre in Whanganui celebrates 50 years in style with exhibition, time capsule burial and open day". New Zealand Media and Entertainment. Whanganui Chronicle.