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Ashburton

About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Ashburton is 8,428, with a population density of 29.12 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Ashburton is bounded by the Ferndale Trail, the Alamein railway line and a line that runs east-west to the north of Baker Parade in the north, Warrigal Road in the east, Gardiners Creek in the south, and a line that runs east-west to the south of Dent Street, a line that runs north-south to the west of Munro Street, High Street and a line that runs north-south to the east of Summerhill Road in the west.

Name origin

Ashburton is named after Ashburton Terrace in County Cork, Ireland.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s. Growth took place in the early 1900s, with many orchards and market gardens in the area. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, aided by the extension of the railway line and public housing construction. The population has increased gradually since the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area and an increase in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Ashburton is a predominantly residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include the High Street shopping area, Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre, Ashburton Community Centre, Ashburton Park, Markham Reserve, Warner Reserve, Watson Park and a number of schools.