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Lansdowne

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Lansdowne is 3,930, with a population density of 9.68 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Lansdowne is bounded by Fifth Street, Manuka Street and the locality of Opaki-Fernridge in the north, Gordon Street, Te Ore Ore Road and the Ruamahanga River in the east, the Waipoua River in the south, and the Wairarapa railway line, Miro Street and State Highway 2 in the west.

Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the 1850s. Population was minimal until the late 1800s, with growth through to the early 1900s. Significant residential development occurred from the post-war years into the 1960s. The population was relatively stable between 1996 and 2013, a result of few new dwellings being added to the area and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Lansdowne is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Henley Lake, Henley Lake Park, Burling Park, Colin Pugh Sports Bowl, Deer Park, Mawley Park, Ritimona Reserve, Wairarapa Hospital, Selina Sutherland Private Hospital and one school.

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