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Kāpiti Coast District

Notes - geography

Census geography

Census data are available at a variety of different geographic levels, for example, Region; Territorial Authority; Area Unit and Meshblock (a small local unit of 10-100 households). Often Census data geography doesn't match actual 'communities', 'suburbs' or 'service catchments' needed for effective decision making. While individual meshblocks are small enough to be very useful, only limited data are available at this detailed level, and they need to be aggregated into higher level meaningful units.

The Community Profile provides population data for the Kāpiti Coast District and associated suburbs/localities, aggregated from Meshblocks for the Census years: 2013, 2006 and 2001.


Kāpiti Coast District geography

The suburbs and localities in the Community Profile tables are aggregations of whole 2013-Census meshblock geography. While the meshblocks used to collect Census data in 2006 and 2001 differed a little from these, Statistics NZ have concorded the older datasets to the most current meshblock boundaries.

Suburbs and small areas are defined such that they contain a minimum of 11 meshblocks and 543 people in every Census year. This avoids any complications caused by confidentiality rules imposed by Statistics NZ. They are designed to match official suburb/locality boundaries as close as possible, and represent geographic areas which people can relate to on the ground. They have been agreed to with the local authority as representing logical communities within the area.

The small areas used in profile.id do NOT necessarily match up to Statistics NZs “Area Unit (AU)” boundaries, though some may coincide. Some will be larger than Area Units, while others will represent a more detailed breakdown within Area Unit boundaries. Some areas may cross Area Unit boundaries.

The Kāpiti Coast District has 17 small areas:

Location of Maungakotukutuku

Maungakotukutuku

Maungakotukutuku is bounded by the Waikanae River, Ngatiawa Road and the locality of Kaitawa in the north, the locality of Ōtaki Forks in the east, Waiotauru Road, Upper Hutt City and Porirua City in the south, and State Highway 1, the locality of Paraparaumu Central, Nikau Palm Road and the railway line in the west.

Location of Otaihanga

Otaihanga

Otaihanga is bounded by the Waikanae River in the north, the railway line in the east, Otaihanga Road and Ratanui Road in the south, and generally by Mazengarb Road, The Drive, the locality of Paraparaumu Beach North and the Tasman Sea in the west.

Location of Ōtaki

Ōtaki

Ōtaki is bounded by the locality of Ōtaki Forks in the north and north-east, Rahui Road in the south-east, the Ōtaki River and the locality of Ōtaki Forks in the south, and the Tasman Sea in the west.

Location of Ōtaki Beach

Ōtaki Beach

Ōtaki Beach is bounded by the locality of Ōtaki Forks in the north, generally by the extent of the urban area and Rangiuru Stream in the east, the Ōtaki River in the south, and the Tasman Sea in the west.

Location of Ōtaki Forks

Ōtaki Forks

Ōtaki Forks is bounded by the Horowhenua District Council area in the north, the Carterton District Council area and the South Wairarapa District Council area in the east, Upper Hutt City and the localities of Maungakotukutuku and Kaitawa in the south, and the locality of Te Horo, Blackburne Road, School Road, State Highway 1, Te Horo Beach Road, Harakeke Road, the Tasman Sea, the Ōtaki River, Rahui Road, the locality of Ōtaki and the Tasman Sea in the west.

Location of Paekākāriki

Paekākāriki

Paekākāriki is bounded by the locality of Raumati South in the north, State Highway 1 in the east, the railway line in the south, and the Tasman Sea in the west.

Location of Paraparaumu Beach North - Kāpiti Island

Paraparaumu Beach North - Kāpiti Island

Paraparaumu Beach North - Kāpiti Island includes a land-bound section and Kāpiti Island. The land-bound section is bounded by the Tasman Sea in the north, the locality of Otaihanga in the east, generally by The Drive, Mazengarb Road and Hollis Road in the south, and Martin Road and the locality of Paraparaumu Beach South in the west.

Location of Paraparaumu Beach South

Paraparaumu Beach South

Paraparaumu Beach South is bounded by the locality of Paraparaumu Beach North and Martin Road in the north, the locality of Paraparaumu Central, Kāpiti Road and the Kāpiti Coast Airport in the south, and the Tasman Sea in the west.

Location of Paraparaumu East

Paraparaumu East

Paraparaumu East is bounded by Ventnor Drive and Nikau Palm Road in the north, the locality of Maungakotukutuku in the east and south, and State Highway 1 and the railway line in the west.

Location of Paraparaumu West

Paraparaumu West

Paraparaumu West is bounded by the Kāpiti Coast Airport, Kāpiti Road, the locality of Paraparaumu Beach South and Hollis Road in the north, Mazengarb Road, Ratanui Road and Otaihanga Road in the east, the railway line in the south, and the locality of Raumati Beach in the west.

Location of Peka Peka - Kaitawa - Te Horo

Peka Peka - Kaitawa - Te Horo

Peka Peka - Kaitawa - Te Horo is bounded by the locality of Ōtaki Forks, Te Horo Beach Road, State Highway 1, School Road and Blackburne Road in the north, the locality of Ōtaki Forks in the east, the locality of Maungakotukutuku, Ngatiawa Road, Reikorangi Road, the western boundary of Hemi Matenga Memorial Park, the locality of Waikanae East and State Highway 1 in the south, and the localities of Waikanae West, Waikanae Park and Waikanae Beach and the Tasman Sea in the west.

Location of Raumati Beach

Raumati Beach

Raumati Beach is bounded by the Kāpiti Coast Airport and the locality of Paraparaumu Central in the north, State Highway 1 in the east, the locality of Raumati Beach South in the south, and the Tasman Sea in the west.

Location of Raumati South

Raumati South

Raumati South is bounded by the locality of Raumati Beach in the north, State Highway 1 in the east, the locality of Paekākāriki in the south, and the Tasman Sea in the west.

Location of Waikanae Beach

Waikanae Beach

Waikanae Beach is bounded by the locality of Peka Peka in the north, the locality of Waikanae Park in the east, the Waikanae River in the south, and the Tasman Sea in the west.

Location of Waikanae East

Waikanae East

Waikanae East is bounded by the locality of Kaitawa in the north, Hemi Matenga Memorial Park in the east, Reikorangi Road in the south-east, the Waikanae River in the south, and the railway line and State Highway 1 in the west.

Location of Waikanae Park

Waikanae Park

Waikanae Park is bounded generally by the extent of the urban area in the north, the locality of Waikanae West, Ngarara Road and Leybourne Avenue in the east, the Waikanae River in the south, and the locality of Waikanae Beach in the west.

Location of Waikanae West - Waikanae North

Waikanae West - Waikanae North

Waikanae West - Waikanae North is bounded by the locality of Peka Peka in the north, State Highway 1 and the railway line in the east, the Waikanae River, Leybourne Avenue and Ngarara Road in the south, and the locality of Waikanae Beach in the west.

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