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Poets Block

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Poets Block is 2,223, with a population density of 20.26 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Poets Block is bounded by the Hutt River in the north, Whakatiki Street in the east, Fergusson Drive in the south, and Moonshine Road and River Road in the west.

Settlement history

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

Land use

Poets Block is an established residential area, with industrial land use in the north-east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Longfellow Reserve, Poets Park, the Hutt River Trail and one school.