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Ebdentown - Upper Hutt Central

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Ebdentown - Upper Hutt Central is 2,475, with a population density of 19.31 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Ebdentown - Upper Hutt Central is bounded by the Hutt River in the north, Charles Street, Cecil Street and Arnot Avenue in the east, Fergusson Drive and the railway line in the south, and Blenheim Street, Fergusson Drive and Gibbons Street in the west.

Name origin

Upper Hutt Central is named after Sir William Hutt, founding member, director and chairman of the New Zealand Company.

Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until the late 1800s, with growth spurred by the opening of the railway line. Rapid growth took place during the 1950s and 1960s. The population declined slightly between 1996 and 2001, and then was relatively stable between 2001 and 2013.

Land use

Ebdentown - Upper Hutt Central is an established residential and commercial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include the Upper Hutt CBD (including Logan Plaza Shopping Centre and The Mall), H2O Xtream Aquatic Centre, Expression Arts and Entertainment Centre, Council Offices, Oxford Park, Riverbank Park, Savage Park and two schools.

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