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Laird Park

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Laird Park is 2,172, with a population density of 16.77 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Laird Park is bounded by Russell Street in the north, the Whanganui River and Dublin Street in the east, the railway line, Glasgow Street, Victoria Avenue and Great North Road in the south, and Peat Street in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, although population was minimal until the late 1800s. Rapid growth took place during the early 1900s, and again between the 1920s and 1940s. The population declined slightly between 2001 and 2006, and then was relatively stable between 2006 and 2013.

Land use

Laird Park is an established residential area, with some commercial and industrial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Laird Park and several schools.