Hamilton City Council's Community Profiles provide a snapshot of our city's communities.
Based on information obtained during the 2013 census and the Council's Community Survey in September and October 2014, the profiles look at 11 specific geographical areas of our city – six on the western side of the river, and five on the eastern side. These mirror the Census Area Units defined by Statistics New Zealand and largely reflect recognisable suburbs within Hamilton. Each suburb is numerically labelled.
Each profile details specific statistics for the area, and compares them to the Hamilton average. They are laid out identically, so users can quickly cross-reference information across the city.
The profiles will be useful to many groups within the Hamilton community and it is hoped that they will be useful to assist in community decision making and programme planning in the coming years. They will also be useful to business units within the Council.
The new design for the profiles creates a comprehensive view of the city, but also creates limitations in comparing profiles to older versions the Council has previously published. Older profiles had limited information and were based on changing boundaries. The new profiles have been designed with a long term plan in mind to enable comparisons to be made in the future.
Although these profiles are Council documents, much of the detail included can be responded to and used by different sectors of the community. The profiles are seen as a way to understand our communities better and create more effective planning in the future.
Community profile - east area 1 (Sylvester, Flagstaff, Horsham Downs, Rototuna, Huntington) Community profile - east area 2 (Queenwood, Chedworth, Chartwell) Community profile - east area 3 (Porritt, Insoll, Fairview Downs, Clarkin, Claudelands, Enderley) Community profile - east area 4 (Peachgrove, Hamilton East, Naylor) Community profile - east area 5 (University, Hillcrest West, Riverlea, Silverdale) Community profile - west area 1 (Pukete, Pukete West, Bryant, Te Rapa, Beerescourt) Community profile - west area 2 (Nawton, Crawshaw, Grand View, Brymer) Community profile - west area 3 (Dinsdale North, Dinsdale South) Community profile - west area 4 (Maeroa, Frankton Junction, Swarbrick) Community profile - west area 5 (Hamilton Central, Hamilton Lake) Community profile - west area 6 (Peacocke, Glenview, Bader, Melville)
The Hamilton City Council's Ethnic Profile, produced as part of the Community Profile project, includes data, perceptions and views from Hamilton's migrant and ethnic communities.