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Whanganui District

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 Whanganui District and associated suburbs/localities, aggregated from Meshblocks for the Census years: 2013, 2006 and 2001.


Whanganui District 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 Whanganui District has 23 small areas:

Location of Bastia Hill - Durie Hill - Putiki

Bastia Hill - Durie Hill - Putiki

Bastia Hill - Durie Hill - Putiki is bounded by Anzac Parade, Mount View Road, Ikitara Road and the suburb of Kowhai Park in the north, the locality of Marybank-Gordon Park in the east, Bates Road in the south, and the Whanganui River in the west.

Location of Blueskin

Blueskin

Blueskin is bounded by the locality of Maxwell in the north and west, the Whanganui River in the east, and the suburbs of Upper Aramoho, Lower Aramoho, St Johns Hill, Otamatea, Springvale East, Springvale West, Tawhero, Mosston and Castlecliff North in the south.

Location of Castlecliff North

Castlecliff North

Castlecliff North is bounded by the locality of Blueskin in the north, the suburb of Mosston, Manuka Street and Polson Street in the east, Bamber Street in the south, and the Tasman Sea in the west.

Location of Castlecliff South - Balgownie

Castlecliff South - Balgownie

Castlecliff South - Balgownie is bounded by Mosston Road, Puriri Street and the suburb of Gonville West in the north, Heads Road and the suburb of Gonville South in the east, the Whanganui River and the locality of Marybank-Gordon Park in the south, and the Tasman Sea, Bamber Street, Polson Street and the suburb of Mosston in the west.

Location of Fordell-Kakatahi - Marybank-Gordon Park

Fordell-Kakatahi - Marybank-Gordon Park

Fordell-Kakatahi - Marybank-Gordon Park is bounded by Ruapehu District Council area in the north, the Rangitikei District Council area in the east, the Tasman Sea in the south, and the Whanganui River, the suburbs of Putiki, Durie Hill, Bastia Hill, Kowhai Park and Wembley Park and the Whanganui River in the west.

Location of Gonville East

Gonville East

Gonville East is bounded by Carlton Avenue in the north and east, Alma Road and York Street in the south, and the western edge of Tawhero Golf Club, the suburb of Tawhero and Parsons Street in the west.

Location of Gonville South

Gonville South

Gonville South is bounded by Alma Road in the north, Carlton Avenue in the east, the Whanganui River and the suburb of Balgownie in the south, and Heads Road and Abbot Street in the west.

Location of Gonville West

Gonville West

Gonville West is bounded by Puriri Street and York Street in the north, Alma Road and Abbot Street in the east, Heads Road and Prince Street in the south, and the suburb of Balgownie in the west.

Location of Kowhai Park

Kowhai Park

Kowhai Park is bounded by Duncan Street and Wakefield Street in the north, the locality of Marybank-Gordon Park and Turoa Road in the east, Ikitara Road, Mount View Road and Anzac Parade in the south, and the Whanganui River in the west.

Location of Laird Park

Laird Park

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.

Location of Lower Aramoho

Lower Aramoho

Lower Aramoho is bounded by Hylton Mountain Bike Park, the locality of Blueskin and the suburb of Upper Aramoho in the north, the Whanganui River in the east, Russell Street and the suburb of St Johns Hill in the south, and the locality of Blueskin in the west.

Location of Maxwell

Maxwell

Maxwell is bounded by the Ruapehu District Council area in the north, the locality of Fordell-Kakatahi and the Whanganui River in the east, the locality of Blueskin and the Tasman Sea in the south, and the South Taranaki and Stratford District Council areas in the west.

Location of Mosston

Mosston

Mosston is bounded by the locality of Blueskin and Mosston Road in the north, the suburb of Tawhero and Rogers Street in the east, Puriri Street, Mosston Road and the suburb of Castlecliff South in the south, and Manuka Street and the suburb of Castlecliff North in the west.

Location of Otamatea

Otamatea

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.

Location of Springvale East

Springvale East

Springvale East is bounded by the suburb of St Johns Hill in the north, Parsons Street in the east, Devon Road in the south, and the locality of Blueskin in the west.

Location of Springvale West

Springvale West

Springvale West is bounded by Devon Road in the north, Parsons Street in the south, Fitzherbert Avenue and Fox Road in the south, and Chester Road and the locality of Blueskin in the west.

Location of St Johns Hill

St Johns Hill

St Johns Hill is bounded by the localities of Blueskin and Lower Aramoho in the north, Peat Street and Parsons Street in the east, the suburb of Springvale East in the south, and the locality of Blueskin, Great North Road, Babbage Place and the suburb of Otamatea in the west.

Location of Tawhero

Tawhero

Tawhero is bounded by Fox Road and Fitzherbert Avenue in the north, Parsons Street, the suburb of Gonville East and the western edge of Tawhero Golf Club in the east, Puriri Street in the south, and Rogers Street, the suburb of Mosston and the locality of Blueskin in the west.

Location of Upper Aramoho

Upper Aramoho

Upper Aramoho is bounded by the locality of Blueskin in the north and north-east, Somme Parade and Aramoho Park in the south-east, the Whanganui River in the south, and the suburb of Lower Aramoho in the west.

Location of Whanganui Central - Cooks Gardens - Spriggens Park

Whanganui Central - Cooks Gardens - Spriggens Park

Wanganui Central - Cooks Gardens - Spriggens Park is bounded by the Whanganui River in the north and east, Carlton Avenue in the south, and Jackson Street, Purnell Street, the railway line and Dublin Street in the west.

Location of Whanganui Collegiate

Whanganui Collegiate

Wanganui Collegiate is bounded by Great North Road, Victoria Avenue and Glasgow Street in the north, the railway line and Purnell Street in the east, Jackson Street and Carlton Avenue in the south, and Parsons Street in the west.

Location of Wembley Park

Wembley Park

Wembley Park is bounded by Pauls Road and Wembley Park in the north, the locality of Marybank-Gordon Park in the east, the railway line and Eastown Road in the south, and the Whanganui River in the west.

Location of Williams Domain

Williams Domain

Williams Domain is bounded by Eastown Road and the railway line in the north and east, Wakefield Street and Duncan Street in the south, and the Whanganui River in the west.

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