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Waltham
Area
 • Total 0.8627 km2 (0.3331 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,071
 • Density 1,241.5/km2 (3,215.3/sq mi)

Waltham is an inner suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand, located two kilometres southeast of the city centre. State Highway 76, part of Christchurch's ring road system, runs through the suburb, as does the Lyttelton Line rail corridor.

Boundaries (in a clockwise direction) are Waltham Road, Moorhouse Avenue, Fitzgerald Avenue, Ferry Road, Ensors Road, and the Heathcote River. Waltham was originally part of the Sydenham borough and was incorporated into the City of Christchurch in 1903. It is named after the village of Waltham in Lincolnshire in England.

Waltham (as defined by the Statistics New Zealand meshblock) is about 1 square kilometre (0.39 sq mi). The suburb is a mixture of residential and both light and heavy industry. The suburb ranks below average in household income. The Christchurch gasworks was located at the inner boundary of Waltham until its closure ca. 1980.


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