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Paraparaumu East

About the profile areas

The 2018 population for Paraparaumu East is 2,268, with a population density of 9.03 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 South is bounded by the locality of Raumati Beach in the north, State Highway 1 in the east, the locality of Paekākāriki in the south, and the Tasman Sea in the west.

Name origin

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

Profile areas
Paraparaumu East

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 2006, and then was relatively stable between 2006 and 2013, due to little change in dwelling stock.

Land use

Raumati South is an established residential and parkland area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Queen Elizabeth Park, Matthews Park, Tennis Court Road Reserve and several schools.