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The 2013 population for Brooklyn is 6,507, with a population density of 16.39 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Brooklyn is bounded by the suburbs of Highbury and Aro Valley, Durham Street, Mortimer Terrace, Tanera Crescent, Ohiro Road and Brooklyn Road in the north, Bidwill Street, Bell Road, the suburb of Mt Cook, Pearce Street, Whaui Street, Fortunatus Street, Mana Street, Ingestre Street, Mornington Road, Coleridge Street and the suburb of Mornington in the east, the suburbs of Kingston and Owhiro Bay in the south, and the suburb of Karori in the west.

Settlement history

Colonial settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for dairy farming. Population was minimal until the 1880s. Rapid growth took place during the early 1900s, aided by improved access. Expansion continued from the 1960s. The population increased gradually between 1996 and 2013 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Brooklyn includes residential areas in the east and green hills in the west.

Included areas

This small area encompasses most of the suburb of Brooklyn, and small parts of Mt Cook, Owhiro Bay and Vogeltown.