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The 2013 population for Maoribank is 2,832, with a population density of 9.02 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Maoribank is bounded by Main Road North in the north, the locality of Te Marua and Mt Marua Way in the east, the locality of Mangaroa in the south, and Mangaroa Hill Road and Fergusson Drive in the west.

Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, although population was minimal until the late 1800s when the railway line was opened. Rapid growth took place during the 1960s and 1970s, with some growth during the 1980s. The population declined slightly between 1996 and 2001, and then increased between 2001 and 2013 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Maoribank is a residential and rural area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Brown Owl Park, Gentian Park, Speargrass Park, Timberlea Park and one school.

Included areas

This area includes localities known as Brown Owl and Timberlea.