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The 2018 population for Normandale is 2,016, with a population density of 13.93 persons per hectare.


Note: This page displays the area boundaries used for the 2018 Census. In some cases, these are significantly different to the pre-2018 areas. For more on this, see the Census 2018 page.

Location and boundaries

Tirohanga is bounded by the locality of Belmont, Pomare Road and Western Hutt Road in the north, the Hutt River in the east, Melling Link, Harbour View Road and the locality of Normandale in the south, and Normandale Road in the west.

Name origin

Tirohanga is named from a word meaning 'view'.

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Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until the post-war years. Significant residential development occurred from the 1940s into the 1960s. The population increased between 1996 and 2006 as new dwellings were added to the area. The population declined slightly between 2006 and 2013, a result of fewer new dwellings being added and a decline in dwelling occupancy rates and the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Tirohanga is a residential and bushland area.

Major features

A major feature of the area is Raphael House Steiner School.