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Paraparaumu Central

About the profile areas

The 2018 population for Paraparaumu Central is 3,996, with a population density of 8.95 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

Raumati Beach is bounded by the Kāpiti Coast Airport and the locality of Paraparaumu Central in the north, State Highway 1 in the east, the locality of Raumati Beach South in the south, and the Tasman Sea in the west.

Name origin

Raumati Beach is named from a Māori word meaning 'summer'.

Profile areas
Paraparaumu Central

Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, although population was minimal until the early 1900s. Growth occurred during the 1920s and 1930s as land was subdivided. Rapid development took place from the 1960s into the 1980s. The population increased gradually between 1996 and 2013 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Raumati Beach is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Raumati Beach, Kāpiti Marine Reserve, Raumati Beach Shopping Village, Kāpiti Miniature Railway, Kāpiti Marine Gardens, Matai Road Reserve, Weka Park and two schools.