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Woburn North - Woburn South

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Woburn North - Woburn South is 1,692, with a population density of 27.06 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Woburn North - Woburn South is bounded by Ludlam Crescent, Penrose Street and Hinau Street in the north, the railway line in the east and south, and the Hutt River, Whites Line West and Wai-Iti Crescent in the west.

Name origin

Woburn North and Woburn South are thought to be named after Woburn Abbey in Bedforshire England.

Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for sheep grazing. Significant residential development did not occur until the 1920s, with growth continuing during the post-war years. The population declined slightly between 1996 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

Woburn North - Woburn South is an established residential area.

Major features

A major feature of the area is Te Omanga Hospice.

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