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Cannons Creek East

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Cannons Creek East is 3,594, with a population density of 25.94 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Cannons Creek East is bounded by Kenepuru Stream in the north, Bothamley Park and Driver Crescent in the east, Belmont Regional Park in the south, and to the west by Cannons Creek North.

Name origin

Cannons Creek is named after the creek that flows from Cannons Head (hill) named after William Cannon who arrived in Wellington in the 1850s. Streets are mainly named after royal ships operating on the west coast in the early 1840s, English Counties or figures from Greek mythology.

Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for sheep and cattle grazing. Population was minimal until the post-war years, with rapid development during the 1950s and 1960s. The population declined slightly between 1996 and 2013, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons in each dwelling.

Land use

Cannons Creek East is an established residential area that helps to make up the suburb of Cannons Creek.

Major features

Major features of the area include Bothamley Park, Cannons Creek Park, reserves and walkways, Porirua College (secondary), Russell School (primary) and Maraeroa School (primary).