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Aro Valley - Highbury

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Aro Valley - Highbury is 3,621, with a population density of 28.67 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Aro Valley - Highbury is bounded by Moana Road, Norna Crescent, Raroa Road, Norway Street, Polhill Gully Recreation Reserve, Adams Terrace, Fairlie Terrace and Devon Street in the north, the suburb of Te Aro, Abel Smith Street, Willis Street and Brooklyn Road in the east, Ohiro Road, Tanera Crescent, Mortimer Terrace, Durham Street and the suburb of Brooklyn in the south, and the suburb of Karori in the west.

Settlement history

Colonial settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, although population was minimal until the late 1800s. Significant development occurred during the early 1900s. Some gentrification took place from the 1980s. The population increased gradually between 2001 and 2013 as the average number of persons living in each dwelling increased.

Land use

Aro Valley - Highbury is an established residential and parkland area.

Included areas

This small area encompasses the suburb of Highbury, most of Aro Valley, and small parts of Brooklyn, Kelburn and Te Aro.