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Hospital Hill

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Hospital Hill is 2,655, with a population density of 16.92 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Hospital Hill is bounded by Battery Road in the north, Milton Road, Tennyson Street and Clive Square East in the east, Carlyle Street in the south, and Hyderabad Road in the west.

Name origin

Hospital Hill is named for the hospital which was once located in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with growth during the late 1800s. The Napier Hospital opened in 1880 and closed in the late 1990s. Population growth resumed from the 1960s. The population declined slightly from the mid 1990s, 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

Hospital Hill is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Napier Botanical Gardens, Gleeson Park and one school.

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