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Icon, 2013 Census topic-based summary report.

2013 Census QuickStats about greater Christchurch is an outline of the situation in greater Christchurch two years after the 2010–11 earthquakes. Greater Christchurch, under the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act, comprises the areas of the Christchurch City Council, the Selwyn District Council, and the Waimakariri District Council, and includes the adjacent coastal marine area.

This report includes demographic, social, and economic information relating to the recovery of greater Christchurch.

Spotlight on greater Christchurch – infographic shows changes in greater Christchurch in pictures.

Census data gives a good picture of what changed in greater Christchurch in the seven years from 2006 to 2013, but it doesn't show which of those changes happened after the 2010–11 earthquakes. How we explored what happened in greater Christchurch since the earthquakes explains how we used census data for this purpose.

Housing in greater Christchurch after the earthquakes describes the changes that have occurred in housing and the effects of housing changes on the population in the greater Christchurch area as a result of the Canterbury earthquake sequence that began in September 2010.

Some numbers and text in this report have been updated

On 11 April 2014 we corrected some data published on 18 February 2014.

In Decrease in greater Christchurch people who were living overseas five years before the 2013 Census, the number of people living overseas five years before the 2006 Census was 36,183 (corrected from 47,427). The number of those who were New Zealand-born was 9,126 (corrected from 17,376). Only 2006 data for ‘address five years ago’ is affected.

In  Large increase in people travelling into Christchurch city to work, the text now shows the increases were in the percentages of people commuting, not in the number of people commuting.

We have corrected some data in tables 5, 6, and 12, and category labels and footnotes in tables 5, 6, and 8 have been revised or updated. We have noted these changes in the respective Excel tables (see Available files).

In the title of table 12, the geography for address five years ago has changed to ‘greater Christchurch’ from ’Canterbury area’. We have updated this in both the Excel table and in List of available tables.

The overall trends described in the report remain unchanged.

Available files

Read this publication online, or download or print the PDF and tables from 'Available files' above. If you have problems viewing the files, see opening files and PDFs.

ISBN: 978-0-478-40876-8 (online)
Published 18 February 2014

Page updated 11 July 2014

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