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The 2013 population for Pirimai is 3,393, with a population density of 24.37 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Pirimai is bounded by Taradale Road in the north, Plantation Reserve and the Hikuwai River in the east, the suburb of Meeanee, Harold Holt Avenue and the Hawke's Bay Expressway in the south, and Kennedy Road and Taradale Road in the west.

Name origin

Pirimai is named from Māori words meaning 'come close to me or come together'.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s, although population was minimal until the post-war years. Rapid growth occurred from the early 1960s, initially in the north, then in the south, including public housing. The population fluctuated slightly between 1996 and 2013, due to small changes in dwelling stock and the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Pirimai is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Pirimai Park and Allen Berry Avenue Reserve.