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The 2013 population for Fernlea is 1,971, with a population density of 6.60 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Fernlea is bounded by Wainuiomata Road in the north, the locality of Homedale West in the east, the locality of Pencarrow in the south, and the locality of Eastbourne in the west.

Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, although population was minimal until the early 1900s. Significant residential development took place from the mid 1940s into the 1960s. The population declined slightly between 1996 and 2006, and then was relatively stable between 2006 and 2013, a result of little change in dwelling stock.

Land use

Fernlea is a residential and rural area, with the residential areas located in the north, off Wainuiomata Road.

Major features

Major features of the area include Karaka Park and one school.