Story: Auckland places

Manukau ward profile, 2013

Manukau's cheaper housing and job opportunities in the area's industries encouraged Pacific people to settle there. In 2013 over half of Manukau's population identified as Pacific. Families were large and the population was very youthful. The area’s relative poverty was highlighted by the low rates of internet and phone access.

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - South Auckland', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 June 2023)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016