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Brentwood

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Brentwood is 2,097, with a population density of 21.34 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Brentwood is bounded by the Hutt River in the north, River Road and Moonshine Road in the east, Fergusson Drive in the south, and the eastern edge of Trentham Memorial Park in the west.

Name origin

Brentwood is named after a town in Essex, England.

Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until the late 1800s. Rapid growth took place during the 1950s and 1960s. The population fluctuated slightly between 1996 and 2006, and then was relatively stable between 2006 and 2013, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area, but a decline in dwelling occupancy rates.

Land use

Brentwood is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Moonshine Park, Moehau Park, the Hutt River Trail and two schools.

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