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Southgate - Houghton Bay

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Southgate - Houghton Bay is 2,592, with a population density of 15.31 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Southgate - Houghton Bay is bounded by the Town Belt, Hornsey Road and Carlton Street in the north, Sutherland Road and View Road in the east, Cook Strait in the south, and The Esplanade, Melbourne Road, Witham Street, Melrose Road, the suburb of Island Bay and Buckley Road in the west.

Settlement history

Colonial settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for grazing and farming. Population was minimal until the late 1800s, with growth through to the early 1900s. The population increased gradually between 2001 and 2013 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Southgate - Houghton Bay is a residential and parkland area.

Included areas

This small area encompasses most of the suburbs of Houghton Bay and Southgate, and small parts of Island Bay and Lyall Bay.