Source: Statistics New Zealand census of population and dwellings 2013

City wide

Occupancy Status  2001  2006  2013  # Change 2006 to 2013  % Change 2006 to 2013
Occupied dwellings  126,648  135,261  131,007  -4,263  -3.2
Unoccupied dwellings  9,333  9,441  17,784  8,343  88.4

Note: Some totals may differ between tables due to rounding.

  • The number of occupied dwellings prior to the 2006 Census was increasing steadily. However, following the earthquakes in Canterbury in 2010 and 2011, the number of occupied dwellings has decreased, whilst the number of unoccupied dwellings has increased.

Area unit

To see the data above at Area Unit level, please refer to the Area unit spreadsheet [XLS, 84 KB] [Excel 1.35MB]. This file is in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet format. You will require the free excel viewer(external link) to view it.

Occupied Dwellings Area Unit Maps [PDF, 1.1 MB] [PDF 1.1MB]

Unoccupied Dwelling Area Unit Maps [PDF, 1 MB] [PDF 1MB]

The numeric change in the occupied dwelling map and the unoccupied dwelling map shows the net increase or decrease in occupied houses in the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy area and the Banks Peninsula area of the City. The percentage change map shows the relative change in dwellings within each area unit between 2006 and 2013.  It should be noted that some changes will be exaggerated where a small change in an area unit with only a few dwellings will result in a greater percentage change than if an area unit had a greater number of dwellings.

More information on dwellings:

Tenure type

 2006

 2013

 

Number

%

Number

%

Dwelling owned or partly owned by usual resident(s)

73,200

57.6

63,468

52.0

Dwelling not owned by usual resident(s)

41,235

32.4

43,008

35.2

Family trust

12,717

10.0

15,621

12.8

Total

127,158

100

122,097

100

  • Total only includes those households which stated their tenure.
  • Note: Some totals may differ between tables due to rounding.