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Notes - geography

Census geography

Census data are available at a variety of different geographic levels, for example, Region; Territorial Authority; Area Unit and Meshblock (a small local unit of 10-100 households). Often Census data geography doesn't match actual 'communities', 'suburbs' or 'service catchments' needed for effective decision making. While individual meshblocks are small enough to be very useful, only limited data are available at this detailed level, and they need to be aggregated into higher level meaningful units.

The Community Profile provides population data for the Wellington City and associated suburbs/localities, aggregated from Meshblocks for the Census years: 2013, 2006 and 2001.


Wellington City geography

The suburbs and localities in the Community Profile tables are aggregations of whole 2013-Census meshblock geography. While the meshblocks used to collect Census data in 2006 and 2001 differed a little from these, Statistics NZ have concorded the older datasets to the most current meshblock boundaries.

Suburbs and small areas are defined such that they contain a minimum of 11 meshblocks and 543 people in every Census year. This avoids any complications caused by confidentiality rules imposed by Statistics NZ. They are designed to match official suburb/locality boundaries as close as possible, and represent geographic areas which people can relate to on the ground. They have been agreed to with the local authority as representing logical communities within the area.

The small areas used in profile.id do NOT necessarily match up to Statistics NZs “Area Unit (AU)” boundaries, though some may coincide. Some will be larger than Area Units, while others will represent a more detailed breakdown within Area Unit boundaries. Some areas may cross Area Unit boundaries.

The Wellington City has 38 small areas:

Location of Aro Valley - Highbury

Aro Valley - Highbury

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.

Location of Berhampore

Berhampore

Berhampore is bounded generally by Macalister Park, Adelaide Road, the suburb of Newtown, Rintoul Street and Waripori Street in the north, Russell Terrace and Mt Albert Road in the east, the Town Belt, Melbourne Road, Dover Street and a line running continuous of Dover Street in the south, and the Town Belt and the suburb of Mornington in the west.

Location of Broadmeadows

Broadmeadows

Broadmeadows is bounded by the suburb of Johnsonville in the north, Burma Road and the railway line in the east, the suburb of Khandallah in the south, and the locality of Ohariu in the west.

Location of Brooklyn

Brooklyn

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.

Location of Churton Park - Glenside

Churton Park - Glenside

Churton Park - Glenside is bounded by the suburb of Tawa in the north, the Johnsonville-Porirua Motorway in the east, the suburb of Johnsonville, Middleton Road, Cunliffe Street, Ohariu Road and Ohariu Valley Road in the south, and the locality of Ohariu in the west.

Location of Crofton Downs

Crofton Downs

Crofton Downs is bounded by the suburb of Ngaio in the north, the railway line and the suburbs of Ngaio and Wadestown in the east, Wilton Bush Road and the suburb of Wilton in the south, and generally by the localities of Makara and Ohariu in the west.

Location of Grenada North - Tawa - Takapu Valley

Grenada North - Tawa - Takapu Valley

Tawa - Grenada North - Takapu Valley is bounded by Porirua City in the north, the suburb of Horokiwi, generally by the suburb of Grenada Village, the Johnsonville-Porirua Motorway and the suburbs of Glenside and Churton Park in the south, and the locality of Ohariu and Ohariu Valley Road in the west.

Location of Grenada Village - Paparangi - Woodridge - Horokiwi

Grenada Village - Paparangi - Woodridge - Horokiwi

Grenada Village - Paparangi - Woodridge - Horokiwi is bounded generally by the suburbs of Grenada North and Takapu Valley in the north, Hutt Road, the suburb of Newlands, Newlands Road, Stewart Drive, Padnell Crescent, Pelorous Street, Helston Park and Petherick Crescent in the south, and the Johnsonville-Porirua Motorway in the west.

Location of Hataitai

Hataitai

Hataitai is bounded by Hepara Street, Grafton Road and the suburb of Roseneath in the north, the Harbour in the east, Cobham Drive, Wellington Road and Crawford Road in the south, and Alexandra Road in the west.

Location of Island Bay - Owhiro Bay

Island Bay - Owhiro Bay

Island Bay - Owhiro Bay is bounded generally by the suburbs of Brooklyn, Kingston and Berhampore, the Town Belt, Dover Street, Melbourne Road and Volga Street in the north, Mt Albert Road, Buckley Road, the suburb of Southgate, Melrose Road, Witham Street, Melbourne Road and the The Esplanade in the east, Cook Strait in the south, and the locality of Makara and the suburb of Karori in the west.

Location of Johnsonville

Johnsonville

Johnsonville is bounded by Ohariu Valley Road, Ohariu Road, Cunliffe Street and the suburb of Churton Park in the north, the Johnsonville-Porirua Motorway, Petherick Crescent and the suburbs of Paparangi and Newlands in the east, the suburb of Ngauranga, Fraser Avenue, Burma Road and the suburb of Broadmeadows in the south, and generally by the locality of Ohariu in the west.

Location of Kaiwharawhara - Khandallah

Kaiwharawhara - Khandallah

Khandallah - Kaiwharawhara is bounded by the locality of Ohariu, the suburb of Broadmeadows and Burma Road in the north, the suburb of Ngauranga in the east, Wellington Harbour and the suburb of Pipitea in the south, and the railway line, the suburb of Ngaio, Cockayne Road, Bankot Crescent, Mysore Street, Swansea Street, Ngatoto Street, Amapur Drive, Malda Grove, Kandy Crescent, Fox Street and the suburb of Ngaio in the west.

Location of Karori

Karori

Karori is bounded by the locality of Makara and the suburb of Wilton in the north, Seaforth Terrace, Old Karori Road, Curtis Street, Chaytor Street, Northland Tunnel Road, Waiapu Road and the suburb of Highbury in the east, the suburbs of Brooklyn and Owhiro Bay and the locality of Makara in the south, and generally by the locality of Makara in the west.

Location of Kelburn

Kelburn

Kelburn is bounded by Glenmore Street, Tinakori Road and Bowen Street in the north, the Wellington Urban Motorway, Bolton Street, Aurora Terrace, Clifton Terrace, Kelburn Park, McKenzie Terrace and Victoria University in the east, Fairlie Terrace, Adams Terrace, Polhill Gully Recreation Reserve, Norway Street, Raroa Road, Norna Crescent and Moana Road in the south, and Waiapu Road and Glenmore Street in the west.

Location of Kilbirnie

Kilbirnie

Kilbirnie is bounded by Wellington Road, Cobham Drive and Wellington Harbour in the north, Jean Batten Street, Rongotai Road, Salek Street and Coutts Street in the east, Endeavour Street, Queens Drive, Regal Gardens, Imperial Terrace, Rodrigo Road and Manchester Street in the south, and the suburb of Newtown and Crawford Road in the west.

Location of Kingston - Mornington - Vogeltown

Kingston - Mornington - Vogeltown

Kingston - Mornington - Vogeltown is bounded by Mana Street, Fortunatus Street, Whaui Street and Pearce Street in the north, Finnimore Terrace, the Town Belt and the suburb of Berhampore in the east, generally by the suburb of Owhiro Bay in the south, and the suburb of Brooklyn, Coleridge Street, Mornington Road and Ingestre Street in the west.

Location of Lyall Bay

Lyall Bay

Lyall Bay is bounded by Endeavour Street in the north, Yule Street, Resolution Street, the parkland and the plantation reserve in the east, Lyall Bay and View Road in the south, and the suburb of Houghton Bay, Sutherland Road, Tavistock Road and Queens Drive in the west.

Location of Maupuia

Maupuia

Maupuia is bounded by the harbour in the north, east and west, and Nevay Road, Darlington Road, Miramar North Road, Akaroa Drive, Waiwera Crescent, Akaroa Drive, Maupuia Road, Booth Street, Tauhinu Road and Aranui Street in the south.

Location of Melrose

Melrose

Melrose is bounded by Antico Street, Manchester Street, Rodrigo Road, Imperial Terrace and Regal Gardens in the north, Queens Drive, Tavistock Road and Sutherland Road in the east, Carlton Street and Hornsey Road in the south, and generally by the Town Belt in the west.

Location of Miramar

Miramar

Miramar is bounded by Akaroa Drive, Waiwera Crescent, Akaroa Drive, Miramar North Road and Darlington Road in the north, Nevay Road, Seatoun Heights Road, the suburb of Seatoun, Townsend Road, Seatoun Heights Road and Beacon Hill Road in the east, Broadway in the south, and Calabar Road, Wellington Harbour, Arunid Street and Tauhinu Road in the west.

Location of Mt Cook

Mt Cook

Mt Cook is bounded by Webb Street, Taranaki Street, Buckle Street and Ellice Street in the north, Dufferin Street, Rugby Street, the suburb of Newtown, Hospital Road, Adelaide Road and John Street in the east, Hutchison Road and the suburbs of Vogeltown and Brooklyn in the south, and Bell Road, Brooklyn Road and Willis Street in the west.

Location of Mt Victoria

Mt Victoria

Mt Victoria is bounded by Majoribanks Street, Roxburgh Street, McFarlane Street, Moeller Street and Palliser Road in the north, the suburb of Hataitai and Alexandra Road in the east, the suburb of Newtown in the south, and Dufferin Street, Ellice Street and Kent Terrace in the west.

Location of Newlands - Ngauranga

Newlands - Ngauranga

Newlands - Ngauranga is bounded by Pelorous Street, Padnell Crescent, Stewart Drive, Bracken Road, Horokiwi Road, Warrington Grove and the suburb of Woodridge in the north, the suburb of Horokiwi and the harbour in the east, and Fraser Avenue, the suburb of Johnsonville, the Centennial Highway and Chapman Street in the west.

Location of Newtown

Newtown

Newtown is bounded by Adelaide Road, Hospital Road, the suburb of Mt Cook, Wellington College and the suburb of Mt Victoria in the north, Alexandra Road, Crawford Road, the suburb of Kilbirnie, the Town Belt and the suburb of Melrose in the east, the Town Belt, Mt Albert Road, Russell Terrace, Waripori Street and Rintoul Street in the south, and the suburb of Berhampore, Finnimore Terrace, Hutchison Road and John Street in the west.

Location of Ngaio

Ngaio

Ngaio is bounded by the locality of Ohariu and the suburb of Khandallah in the north, Fox Street, Amapur Drive, Kandy Crescent, Malda Grove, Amapur Drive, the railway line, Ngatoto Street, Swansea Street, Mysore Street, Bankot Crescent, Cockayne Road and the suburb of Khandallah in the east, the suburb of Wadestown in the south, and the railway line and the suburb of Crofton Downs in the west.

Location of Northland

Northland

Northland is bounded by Worcester Street, Cheshire Street, Pembroke Road and Huntingdon Street in the north, Stellin Memorial Park and the suburb of Thorndon in the east, Glenmore Street, Upland Road, Glenmore Street and Northland Tunnel Road in the south, and Chaytor Street, Northland Tunnel Road, Curtis Street and Wilton Road in the west.

Location of Ohariu - Makara - Makara Beach

Ohariu - Makara - Makara Beach

Ohariu - Makara - Makara Beach is bounded by Porirua City in the north-east, generally by the suburbs of Tawa, Churton Park, Johnsonville, Broadmeadows, Khandallah, Ngaio, Crofton Downs, Wilton, Karori and Owhiro Bay in the east, Cook Strait in the south, and the Tasman Sea in the west.

Location of Oriental Bay

Oriental Bay

Oriental Bay is bounded by the harbour in the north, the Town Belt in the east, Palliser Road, Moeller Street, McFarlane Street and Roxburgh Street in the south, and Oriental Parade and the suburb of Te Aro in the west.

Location of Rongotai - Moa Point

Rongotai - Moa Point

Rongotai - Moa Point is bounded by Batten Street and the harbour in the north, generally by Calabar Road, Broadway, Miramar Golf Club and the suburb of Strathmore Park in the east, Cook Strait in the south, and the suburb of Lyall Bay, Resolution Street, Yule Street, Endeavour Street, Coutts Street, Salek Street and Rongotai Road in the west.

Location of Roseneath

Roseneath

Roseneath is bounded by the harbour in the north and east, the suburb of Hataitai, Grafton Road and Hepara Street in the south, and the suburb of Mt Victoria, Palliser Road, the suburb of Oriental Bay and the Town Belt in the west.

Location of Seatoun - Karaka Bays - Breaker Bay

Seatoun - Karaka Bays - Breaker Bay

Seatoun - Karaka Bays - Breaker Bay is bounded by the suburb of Maupuia in the north, the harbour and Cook Strait in the east, a line running east-west to the north of Breaker Bay Road in the south, and the suburb of Strathmore Park, the Eastern Walkway, Beacon Hill Road, Seatoun Heights Road, Townsend Road, the suburb of Miramar, Seatoun Heights Road and Nevay Road in the west.

Location of Southgate - Houghton Bay

Southgate - Houghton Bay

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.

Location of Strathmore Park

Strathmore Park

Strathmore Park is bounded by Broadway in the north, generally by Beacon Hill Road, Lyons Crescent, Signallers Grove and the Eastern Walkway in the east, generally by Rangitatau Reserve in the south, and Miramar Golf Club in the west.

Location of Te Aro

Te Aro

Te Aro is bounded by Salamanca Road, Mount Street, The Terrace, Allenby Terrace, O'Reily Avenue, Boulcott Street, Willis Street, Bond Street, Victoria Street, Wakefield Street, Taranaki Street and Lambton Harbour in the north, Oriental Parade, Roxburgh Street, Majoribanks Street and Kent Terrace in the east, Buckle Street, Taranaki Street, Webb Street, Willis Street and Abel Smith Street in the south, and Victoria University and McKenzie Terrace in the west.

Location of Thorndon - Pipitea

Thorndon - Pipitea

Thorndon - Pipitea is bounded by the Town Belt, Grosvenor Terrace, Baker Street, Hutt Road, Sar Street and a line running continuous of Sar Street in the north, Lambton Harbour in the east, a line running continuous of Harris Street, Jervois Quay, Customhouse Quay, Whitmore Street, Bowen Street, Tinakori Road and Glenmore Street in the south, and the suburbs of Northland and Wilton, the Town Belt and Weld Street in the west.

Location of Wadestown

Wadestown

Wadestown is bounded by the waterway in the north, the railway line and Hutt Road in the east, Sar Street, Baker Street, Grosvenor Terrace, Goldies Brae and the Town Belt in the south, and the suburb of Wilton, Norwich Street and Wilton Road in the west.

Location of Wellington Central

Wellington Central

Wellington Central is bounded by Bowen Street and Whitmore Street in the north, Customhouse Quay, Jervois Quay and a line running continuous of Harris Street in the east, Lambton Harbour, Taranaki Street, Wakefield Street, Victoria Street, Bond Street, Willis Street, Boulcott Street, O'Reily Avenue, Allenby Terrace, The Terrace and Salamanca Road in the south, and Kelburn Park, Boulcott Street, Clifton Terrace, Aurora Terrace, Bolton Street and the Wellington Urban Motorway in the west.

Location of Wilton

Wilton

Wilton is bounded generally by the suburb of Crofton Downs, Wilton Bush Road, Wilton Road and Norwich Street in the north, the suburbs of Wadestown and Thorndon in the east, the suburb of Northland, Huntingdon Street, Pembroke Road, Cheshire Street, Worcester Street, Wilton Road, Curtis Street and Old Karori Road in the south, and the suburb of Karori and the locality of Makara in the west.

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