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Education

Decrease in Asian students

At the 2013 Census, 27.3 percent of people of Asian ethnicity aged 15 years and over and living in greater Christchurch (6,687 people) were studying either full- or part-time. This compared with 41.8 percent (8,622 people) in 2006 – a 22.4 percent decrease.

In 2013, 14.7 percent of all adults in greater Christchurch were studying full- or part-time, compared with 16.7 percent in 2006. This was a decrease of 9.4 percent, greater than the 0.9 percent decrease nationally.

In greater Christchurch, changes in the numbers of adults studying full- or part-time were:

  • Christchurch city – down 14.3 percent
  • Waimakariri district – up 17.1 percent
  • Selwyn district – up 27.8 percent.

For greater Christchurch Māori aged 15 years and over studying full-time, there was a 20.8 percent increase. This was similar to the national increase of 23.2 percent for Māori in this age group. In 2013, 3,135 people of Māori ethnicity were studying full-time in greater Christchurch, compared with 2,595 in 2006.

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