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2013 Census QuickStats about a place:
Christchurch City
Population and dwellings

Number of people counted

Total population

  • 341,469 people usually live in Christchurch City. This is a decrease of 6,990 people, or 2.0 percent, since the 2006 Census.
  • Its population ranks 2nd in size out of the 67 districts in New Zealand.
  • Christchurch City has 8.0 percent of New Zealand's population.

Population of Christchurch City and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Sex Christchurch City New Zealand
Male 167,829 2,064,015
Female 173,640 2,178,033
Total people 341,469 4,242,051

Source:
Statistics New Zealand


Māori population

  • 27,768 Māori usually live in Christchurch City. This is an increase of 2,043 people, or 7.9 percent, since the 2006 Census.
  • Its Māori population ranks 3rd in size out of the 67 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
2013 Census
 
Sex Christchurch City New Zealand
Male 14,106 288,639
Female 13,659 309,966
Total people 27,768 598,602

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 131,007 occupied dwellings and 17,784 unoccupied dwellings in Christchurch City.
  • For New Zealand as a whole, there are 1,570,695 occupied dwellings and 185,448 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 765 dwellings under construction in Christchurch City, and 9,756 under construction in New Zealand.

Dwellings in Christchurch City and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Occupancy status Christchurch City New Zealand
Occupied    
Private dwelling 130,431 1,561,956
Non-private dwelling 579 8,739
Total occupied dwellings 131,007 1,570,695
Unoccupied 17,784 185,448
Under construction 765 9,756
Total dwellings 149,559 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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