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The 2013 population for Elderslea is 3,243, with a population density of 20.94 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Elderslea is bounded by the Hutt River in the north, Gibbons Street in the east, Fergusson Drive in the south, and Whakatiki Street in the west.

Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, although population was minimal until the late 1800s. Rapid development took place during the 1950s and 1960s. The population was relatively stable between 1996 and 2013, a result of small changes in dwelling stock and the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Elderslea is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Clyma Park, McLeod Park, Whakatiki Park, Golder Cottage and two schools.