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Masterton 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 Masterton District and associated suburbs/localities, aggregated from Meshblocks for the Census years: 2013, 2006 and 2001.


Masterton 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 Masterton District has 9 small areas:

Location of Homebush-Te Ore Ore - Whareama

Homebush-Te Ore Ore - Whareama

Homebush-Te Ore Ore - Whareama is bounded by the Tararua District Council area in the north, the Pacific Ocean in the east, the Carterton District Council area in the south, and South Road, Manaia Road, the locality of Solway South, Makora Road, River Road, the Ruamahanga River, Black Rock Road, Te Ore Ore Bideford Road and Whangaehu Valley Road in the west.

Location of Kopuaranga

Kopuaranga

Kopuaranga is bounded by the Tararua District Council area in the north, Whangaehu Valley Road in the east, Te Ore Ore Bideford Road, Black Rock Road, the Ruamahanga River, State Highway 2, Loop Line, the locality of Opaki-Fernridge, Upper Plain Road, Evans Road, Skeets Road, West Bush Road and Upper Manaia Road in the south, and the Waingawa River, the Carterton District Council area and the Horowhenua District Council area in the west.

Location of Lansdowne

Lansdowne

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.

Location of Masterton East

Masterton East

Masterton East is bounded by the Waipoua River in the north, the locality of Homebush-Te Ore Ore in the east, Makora Road and Kuripuni Stream in the south, and Dixon Street, Worksop Road, Hessey Street, Masonic Street, Park Avenue, Dixon Street and Opaki Road in the west.

Location of Masterton West - Masterton Central - Masterton Railway

Masterton West - Masterton Central - Masterton Railway

Masterton West - Masterton Central - Masterton Railway is bounded by the Waipoua River in the north, Opaki Road, Dixon Street, Park Avenue, Masonic Street, Hessey Street, Worksop Road and Dixon Street in the east, Kuripuni Street, Waltons Avenue, Chapel Street and the locality of Solway North in the south, and Ngaumutawa Road in the west.

Location of Ngaumutawa

Ngaumutawa

Ngaumutawa is bounded by Atkinson Street, Oak Street and Balance Street in the north, Ngaumutawa Road in the east, Upper Plain Road and Chamberlain Road in the south, and Kibblewhite Road and Mary Street in the west.

Location of Opaki-Fernridge

Opaki-Fernridge

Opaki-Fernridge is bounded by the locality of Kopuaranga in the north, the Ruamahanga River in the east, Te Ore Ore Road, Gordon Street, the locality of Lansdowne, Manuka Street, Fifth Street, State Highway 2, Miro Street, the Wairarapa railway line, the Waipoua River, Ngaumutawa Road, Balance Street, Atkinson Street, Francis Lane, Kibblewhite Road, Upper Plain Road and Ngaumutawa Road in the south, and the Waingawa River, Upper Manaia Road, West Bush Road, Skeets Road, Evans Road and Upper Plain Road in the west.

Location of Solway North

Solway North

Solway North is bounded by the locality of Masterton West and Michael Street in the north, Chapel Street and Waltons Avenue in the east, High Street and the Waingawa River in the south, and Ngaumutawa Road in the west.

Location of Solway South

Solway South

Solway South is bounded by High Street in the north, Kuripuni Street, Dixon Street, Kuripuni Stream and the locality of Homebush-Te Ore Ore in the east, Manaia Road and South Road in the south, and the Waingawa River in the west.

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