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2013 Census tables about a place:
Christchurch City

2018 Census place summaries has the latest information
Relationship status

Legally registered relationship status

2013 Census

Legally registered relationship status of people in Christchurch City and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Legally registered relationship status Christchurch City New Zealand
Never married(1) 96,747 1,068,495
Married (not separated) 114,810 1,469,814
Separated(2) 9,507 106,248
Divorced or dissolved(3) 22,077 240,888
Widowed(4) 14,859 171,312
Total people stated 258,000 3,056,763
Not elsewhere included(5) 22,611 319,656
Total people 280,611 3,376,416

1. Includes people never in a civil union.
2. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
3. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
4. Includes surviving civil union partners.
5. Consists of response unidentifiable, not stated, and joined in a civil union (not separated).
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Legally registered relationship status of Māori in Christchurch City and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Legally registered relationship status Christchurch City New Zealand
Never married(1) 10,335 204,042
Married (not separated) 4,587 101,961
Separated(2) 831 17,550
Divorced or dissolved(3) 1,293 23,703
Widowed(4) 456 14,778
Total people stated 17,502 362,031
Not elsewhere included(5) 1,281 34,254
Total people 18,780 396,285

1. Includes people never in a civil union.
2. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.  
3. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
4. Includes surviving civil union partners.
5. Consists of response unidentifiable, not stated, and joined in a civil union (not separated).
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Legally registered relationship status of people in Christchurch City
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Legally registered relationship status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Never married(3) 86,676 96,111 96,747
Married (not separated) 114,717 120,588 114,810
Separated(4) 10,470 10,272 9,507
Divorced or dissolved(5) 19,074 22,056 22,077
Widowed(6) 17,262 16,944 14,859
Total people stated 248,202 265,974 258,000
Not elsewhere included(7) 13,221 16,809 22,611
Total people 261,423 282,783 280,611

1. Previously legal marital status.
2. Information on civil unions was first collected in the 2006 Census
3. Includes people never in a civil union.
4. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
5. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
6. In 2006, this category was widowed or bereaved civil union partner. Includes surviving civil union partners.
7. In 2001, consisted of response unidentifiable and not stated. In 2006 and 2013, consisted of response unidentifiable, not stated, and joined in a civil union (not separated).
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Legally registered relationship status of Māori in Christchurch City
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Legally registered relationship status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Never married(3) 7,704 8,976 10,335
Married (not separated) 3,756 4,209 4,587
Separated(4) 789 858 831
Divorced or dissolved(5) 1,026 1,245 1,293
Widowed(6) 375 414 456
Total people stated 13,650 15,705 17,502
Not elsewhere included(7) 795 1,161 1,281
Total people 14,445 16,863 18,780

1. Previously legal marital status.
2. Information on civil unions was first collected in the 2006 Census.
3. Includes people never in a civil union.
4. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
5. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
6. In 2006, this category was widowed or bereaved civil union partner. Includes surviving civil union partners.
7. In 2001, consisted of response unidentifiable and not stated. In 2006 and 2013, consisted of response unidentifiable, not stated, and joined in a civil union (not separated).
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Partnership status in current relationship

2013 Census

Partnership status in current relationship of people in Christchurch City and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Partnership status Christchurch City New Zealand
Partnered    
Spouse(1) 111,462 1,430,379
De facto partner(2) 36,405 409,380
Partnered, nfd(3) 4,158 60,879
Total partnered 152,019 1,900,638
Non-partnered    
Never married(4) 68,559 752,868
Separated (marriage or civil union)(5) 7,116 79,698
Divorced or dissolved(6) 14,388 153,120
Widowed(7) 12,828 147,594
Non-partnered, nfd 7,818 104,856
Total non-partnered 110,703 1,238,133
Total people stated 262,725 3,138,771
Not stated 17,886 237,645
Total people 280,611 3,376,416

1. Applies only to married people, not those in civil unions.
2. A person who usually resides with another as a couple in a relationship in the nature of marriage or civil union and who is not married to, or in a civil union with, the other person. This was known as partnered – other partnership in previous censuses.
3. Consists of partnered, not further defined, and civil union partner.
4. Includes people never in a civil union.
5. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
6. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
7. Includes surviving civil union partners.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
nfd = not further defined.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Partnership status in current relationship of Māori in Christchurch City and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Partnership status Christchurch City New Zealand
Partnered    
Spouse(1) 4,437 97,734
De facto partner(2) 3,576 71,475
Partnered, nfd(3) 309 8,418
Total partnered 8,322 177,627
Non-partnered    
Never married(4) 7,119 138,759
Separated (marriage or civil union)(5) 627 13,248
Divorced or dissolved(6) 834 15,342
Widowed(7) 372 12,252
Non-partnered, nfd 870 22,473
Total non-partnered 9,819 202,077
Total people stated 18,141 379,701
Not stated 642 16,584
Total people 18,780 396,285

1. Applies only to married people, not those in civil unions.
2. A person who usually resides with another as a couple in a relationship in the nature of marriage or civil union and who is not married to, or in a civil union with, the other person. This was known as partnered – other partnership in previous censuses.
3. Consists of partnered, not further defined, and civil union partner.
4. Includes people never in a civil union.
5. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
6. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
7. Includes surviving civil union partners.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
nfd = not further defined.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Partnership status in current relationship of people in Christchurch City
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Partnership status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Partnered      
Spouse(3) 112,008 117,528 111,462
De facto partner(4) 26,547 34,833 36,405
Partnered, nfd(5) 2,358 3,225 4,158
Total partnered 140,913 155,580 152,019
Non-partnered      
Never married(6) 65,769 68,709 68,559
Separated (marriage or civil union)(7) 7,905 7,659 7,116
Divorced or dissolved(8) 12,699 14,244 14,388
Widowed(9) 14,457 14,082 12,828
Non-partnered, nfd 5,358 7,032 7,818
Total non-partnered 106,185 111,726 110,703
Total people stated 247,101 267,306 262,725
Not stated 14,322 15,477 17,886
Total people 261,423 282,786 280,611

1. Previously social marital status.
2. Information on civil unions was first collected in the 2006 Census.
3. Applies only to married people, not those in civil unions.
4. A person who usually resides with another as a couple in a relationship in the nature of marriage or civil union and who is not married to, or in a civil union with, the other person. This was known as partnered – other partnership in previous censuses.
5. Consists of partnered, not further defined, and civil union partner.
6. Includes people never in a civil union.
7. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
8. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
9. Includes surviving civil union partners.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
nfd = not further defined.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


 

Partnership status in current relationship of Māori in Christchurch City
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Partnership status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Partnered      
Spouse(3) 3,591 4,086 4,437
De facto partner(4) 2,367 3,162 3,576
Partnered, nfd(5) 171 249 309
Total partnered 6,129 7,494 8,322
Non-partnered      
Never married(6) 5,556 6,135 7,119
Separated (marriage or civil union)(7) 570 594 627
Divorced or dissolved(8) 654 783 834
Widowed(9) 303 324 372
Non-partnered, nfd 588 690 870
Total non-partnered 7,677 8,523 9,819
Total people stated 13,806 16,017 18,141
Not stated 642 846 642
Total people 14,448 16,863 18,780

1. Previously social marital status.
2. Information on civil unions was first collected in the 2006 Census.
3. Applies only to married people, not those in civil unions.
4. A person who usually resides with another as a couple in a relationship in the nature of marriage or civil union and who is not married to, or in a civil union with, the other person. This was known as partnered – other partnership in previous censuses.
5. Consists of partnered, not further defined, and civil union partner.
6. Includes people never in a civil union.
7. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
8. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
9. Includes surviving civil union partners.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
nfd = not further defined.
See information on relationship status
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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