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Cannons Creek North

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Cannons Creek North is 3,132, with a population density of 27.94 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Cannons Creek North is bounded by Kenepuru Stream in the north, Cannons Creek East in the east, Belmont Regional Park, Bedford Street, Durham Street, Norfolk Grove and Hampshire Street in the south, and Mungavin Avenue and Porirua East in the west.

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. Rapid development occurred during the 1950s and 1960s. The population gradually increased between 1996 and 2006 as new dwellings were added and dwelling occupancy rates increased. The population declined by a similar amount between 2006 and 2013, due to little change in dwelling stock and a decline in dwelling occupancy rates.

Land use

Cannons Creek North 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 Lakes Reserve, Cannons Creek Park, reserves and walkways, Cannons Creek Pool, Cannons Creek Shopping Centre, Cannons Creek School (primary), Glenview School (primary) and Holy Family School (primary).