Frankton Junction census unit area bright spots

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In this post I will try to present/explain the changes affecting residents in Frankton at the mesh block level over the last decade.

There are two sources for the data

1) Statistic NZ Maps 2013-census-quickstats-about-a-place-map

2) Koordinates New-Zealand-population-density-by-meshblock

Please note: this is copy and type NOT copy and paste so please let me know it I have mistyped any data.

The industrial area to the west, bordered by the rail line and Greenwood St, is becoming a place increasingly empty of people at night; there are now under 100 people here at night. This reduces the possibility of residents wanting change to the District plan that currently allows higher levels nuisance and distortive noise and emissions from industrial and commercial uses, which can make it an unpleasant place to live.

Frankton Income Change 01-13Frankton Pop Change 01-13Frankton Age Change 01-13

The industrial land east of the rail line bordered by Hall St and Norton Rd is changing; even though the number of dwellings fluctuates, the number of people living here has increased at the same 21% rate at which Hamilton City is growing (Census 2001 to 2013), with census mesh block areas reaching levels equivalent to 25 people per hectare (p/h). However, the wider area averages out at the equivalent of about 7 p/h, which is higher than Hamilton’s northern suburb, Sylvester, with about 6.5 p/h.

Franrkton Corner Norton Hall St

Frankton Village area or the suburban/shopping centre area has mesh block areas reaching levels equivalent to about 32 p/h, although the average for this area is only 4 p/h, which is less than the 7 p/h seen in the industrial area north of Hall St. If the Frankton village shops need a local population to support them, they don’t have one of a size to justify the number of shops Frankton currently has. The Hamilton PDP Ch.6 Business Zones (p7) states that Suburban centres  … generally serve between 10,000-30,000 people.” The Frankton suburban centre short walk catchment presently only houses a stable population of about 200 local residents, who are aging.

Frankton Top of Lake Domain Rd

Frankton Lake area

This area has a growing population of 1,300 people, reaching a population density of 48 p/h near the area’s centre and with an average density that has increased from 29 p/h (2001) to 34 p/h (2013). This does not include the people now living in the (post-2013 census) new homes in the Queen’s Park development. But the big change is coming from to the area bordering the lake; here people are aging and leaving, possibly moving to areas of higher population density like Hilda Ross Retirement Village (52 p/h) or the other side of the lake (corner of Pembroke/Palmerston) where residents are choosing a big-city high density.

Related link – Hamiltons-bright-neighbourhoods



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