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Cannons Creek South

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Cannons Creek South is 1,533, with a population density of 11.24 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

It is bounded by Mungavin Avenue, Hampshire Street, Durham Street, Bedford Street and Cannons Creek North in the north, Waitangirua and Wellington City in the east, Wellington City and Rānui Heights in the south, 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 1850s, with land used mainly for sheep and cattle grazing. Population was minimal until the 1930s. Significant residential development occurred from the post-war years, particularly during the 1950s and 1960s. 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

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

Major features

Major features of the area include Cardiff Park, Sievers Reserve and Windley School (primary).