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Lansdowne East

About the profile areas

The 2018 population for Lansdowne East is 2,700, with a population density of 8.12 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

Ngaumutawa is bounded by Atkinson Street, Oak Street and Balance Street in the north, Ngaumutawa Road in the east, Upper Plain Road and Chamberlain Road in the south, and Kibblewhite Road and Mary Street in the west.

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Lansdowne East

Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the 1850s. Population was minimal until the late 1800s, with growth through to the early 1900s. Significant residential development occurred from the post-war years into the 1960s. The population declined marginally between 1996 and 2001, increased slightly between 2001 and 2006 as new dwellings were added to the area, and then was relatively stable between 2006 and 2013.

Land use

Ngaumutawa is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Panama Park and Ben Irons Park.