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The 2013 population for Onepoto is 1,800, with a population density of 8.03 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Onepoto is bounded by the Porirua Harbour in the north and east, Main Road in the south, and Dimock Street, Moult Street and Tītahi Bay North in the west.

Name origin

Onepoto translates simply as 'short beach'.

Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with some growth during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Population was minimal until the post-war years, with rapid development during the 1960s. The population declined marginally 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

Onepoto is an established residential and parkland area and helps to make the suburb of Tītahi Bay.

Major features

Major features of Onepoto include Tītahi Bay Golf Club, Whitireia Park Reserve and Onepoto Park.