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The 2013 population for Esplanade is 2,484, with a population density of 26.38 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Esplanade is bounded by Jackson Street and a line running continuous of Jackson Street in the north, the Hutt River in the east, Wellington Harbour in the south, and Nelson Street in the west.

Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for farming. Industrial development and some housing growth took place in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The most significant residential development took place from the post-war years into the 1960s. The population declined marginally between 1996 and 2006, and then increased slightly between 2006 and 2013 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Esplanade is an established residential and industrial area, with some commercial land use along Jackson Street.

Major features

Major features of the area include Petone Settlers Museum, the Petone Commercial Activity Area (Jackson Street), Hikoikoi Reserve, McEwan Park and Roy Nelson Neighbourhood Reserve.