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Ascot Park

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Ascot Park is 2,670, with a population density of 22.24 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Ascot Park is bounded by Paremata-Postgate in the north, Waitangirua in the east, Cannons Creek East and Papakowhai in the south, and Whitford Brown Avenue and generally by Eskdale Avenue in the west.

Name origin

Ascot Park is named after the Ascot racecourse in England and the streets after race-horses.

Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming. Rapid residential development took place during the 1960s and 1970s. The population fluctuated slightly between 1996 and 2013, due to small changes in dwelling stock and the average number of persons in each dwelling.

Land use

Ascot Park is a predominantly residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Ascot Park, the Bernie Wood Turf all-weather sports ground, reserves and walkways and Rangikura School (primary).