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2013 Census QuickStats about a place:
Canterbury Region
Population and dwellings

Number of people counted

Total population

  • 539,436 people usually live in Canterbury Region. This is an increase of 17,604 people, or 3.4 percent, since the 2006 Census.
  • Its population ranks 2nd in size out of the 16 regions in New Zealand.
  • Canterbury Region has 12.7 percent of New Zealand's population.

Population of Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Sex Canterbury Region New Zealand
Male 266,349 2,064,015
Female 273,087 2,178,033
Total people 539,436 4,242,051

Source:
Statistics New Zealand


Māori population

  • 41,910 Māori usually live in Canterbury Region. This is an increase of 5,241 people, or 14.3 percent, since the 2006 Census.
  • Its Māori population ranks 7th in size out of the 16 regions in New Zealand.
  • 7.0 percent of New Zealand's Māori population usually live in Canterbury Region.
     

Māori population of Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Sex Canterbury Region New Zealand
Male 21,324 288,639
Female 20,586 309,966
Total people 41,910 598,602

Source:
Statistics New Zealand


Note: Total population figures are for the census usually resident population count.

The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.

Number of dwellings counted

  • There are 208,143 occupied dwellings and 28,320 unoccupied dwellings in Canterbury Region.
  • For New Zealand as a whole, there are 1,570,695 occupied dwellings and 185,448 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 1,917 dwellings under construction in Canterbury Region, and 9,756 under construction in New Zealand.

Dwellings in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Occupancy status Canterbury Region New Zealand
Occupied    
Private dwelling 206,916 1,561,956
Non-private dwelling 1,230 8,739
Total occupied dwellings 208,143 1,570,695
Unoccupied 28,320 185,448
Under construction 1,917 9,756
Total dwellings 238,383 1,765,896

Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

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.

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