About the profile areas
The 2013 population for Otamatea is 1,284, with a population density of 10.11 persons per hectare.
Location and boundaries
Otamatea is bounded by Great North Road and the locality of Blueskin in the north, the suburb of St Johns Hill, the western edge of Lake Virginia Reserve and Babbage Place in the east, Great North Road, Montgomery Road and Sandcroft Drive in the south, and the locality of Blueskin in the west.
Otamatea is named after Tamatea-pokai-whenau, a legendary Māori traveller.
2013 Usual residents
hectares (1 Km2)
persons per hectare
Settlement of the area dates primarily from the late 1800s. Significant development occurred between the 1920s and 1960s. The population increased from the mid 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area.
Otamatea is a residential and low density residential area.
A major feature of the area is Otamatea Reserve.