QuickStats About Christchurch City

See also 2013 Census QuickStats about a place



Number of people counted

Total population

  • 348,435 people usually live in Christchurch City. This is an increase of 24,375 people, or 7.5 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its population ranks 2nd in size out of the 73 districts in New Zealand.
  • Christchurch City has 8.7 percent of New Zealand's population.

Population of Christchurch City and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 168,423  1,965,618
Female
 180,015  2,062,329
Total  348,435  4,027,947

Māori ethnic population

  • 25,725 Māori usually live in Christchurch City, an increase of 3,192 people, or 14.2 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its Māori population ranks 3rd in size out of the 73 districts in New Zealand.
  • 4.6 percent of New Zealand's Māori population usually live in Christchurch City. 

Māori Population of Christchurch City and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 12,954  274,860
Female
 12,771  290,469
Total  25,725  565,329

Note: The Māori ethnic population is the count for people of the Māori ethnic group. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their sole ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.

Number of dwellings counted

  • There are 135,261 occupied dwellings and 9,438 unoccupied dwellings in Christchurch City.
  • For New Zealand as a whole, there are 1,478,709 occupied dwellings and 159,276 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 933 dwellings under construction in Christchurch City, compared with 13,560 under construction throughout New Zealand.

Dwellings in Christchurch City and New Zealand, 2006 Census
Dwelling status
     
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Occupied
      Private dwelling
 134,718  1,471,746
     Non-private dwelling
 543  6,963
     Total  135,261  1,478,709
Unoccupied
 9,438  159,276
Under construction
 933  13,560
Total  145,629  1,651,542

Note: This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables and graphs.