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The 2013 population for Moera is 1,533, with a population density of 24.57 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Moera is bounded by the railway line in the north and north-east, Elizabeth Street in the south-east, Randwick Road and Waione Street in the south, and the Hutt River in the west.

Name origin

Moera is named from words meaning 'sun' or 'sleeping in the sun'.

Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for farming until the 1920s. Significant residential development occurred from the late 1920s, spurred by the opening of the railway line and nearby railway workshops, with considerable public housing constructed. The population increased slightly between 1996 and 2001, and then declined gradually between 2001 and 2013, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Moera is an established residential area, with more than one-third of the dwelling stock being medium density housing.

Major features

Major features of the area include York Park, Moera Community House, Moera Community Hall, the Hutt River Trail and one school.