Ethnic precincts in Auckland: understanding the role and function of the Balmoral shops


Carina Meares,Trudie Cain,Amanda Gilbertson,Jesse Allpress,Susan Fairgray,Hadyn Hitchins,Jessica Terruhn

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Demographics and society, Economy, business and industry


Auckland Council, Research and Evaluation Unit, RIMU


The report describes the results of a research project that investigated a specific ethnic precinct in Auckland – the Balmoral shops, located halfway down Dominion Road, Auckland. The purpose of the research was to better understand the social, spatial and economic role of the precinct and the researchers achieved these objectives using four different but interconnected methodologies: an intercept survey with 297 participants; in-depth interviews with 30 shoppers; an analysis of shopper spend using electronic transactions data (Eftpos, credit and debit cards) and in-depth interviews with 31 business owners in the area. Auckland Council technical report, TR2015/015