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Masterton Central

About the profile areas

The 2018 population for Masterton Central is 708, with a population density of 4.02 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

Solway North is bounded by the locality of Masterton West and Michael Street in the north, Chapel Street and Waltons Avenue in the east, High Street and the Waingawa River in the south, and Ngaumutawa Road in the west.

Name origin

Solway North is named for the northern part of Solway, which is named after an original property in the area, which was named after a place in Galloway, Scotland.

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Masterton Central

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. The population was relatively stable between 1996 and 2006, and then increased slightly between 2006 and 2013.

Land use

Solway North is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Solway Showgrounds, Tulloch Solway Reserve, Solway Park Golf Driving Range and several schools.