Facts, Stats and Figures

High level facts, statistics and figures about Christchurch City’s social, economic, physical and natural environments. Links are also provided to existing publications and resources containing relevant information to the city.


In 2017, the estimated population was 381,500 and is projected to be 459,100 by 2043.

Ageing Population

The number of people aged 65 years and over will almost double between 2013 and 2043.

Cultural Diversity

The city's population is becoming more ethnically diverse.

Income and Deprivation

There are noticeable geographic patterns of wealth and deprivation throughout the city.

Education and Training

The majority of adults hold a formal qualification, and 15% are studying.

Households and Families

The number of households is projected to increase from 138,300 in 2013 to 173,600 by 2038.

Housing & Dwellings

The earthquakes resulted in significant changes to the city's housing stock and market.

Land use and zoning

There are 148,300 hectares of zoned land in the city. 20% of this land is zoned for urban use.

Building Activity and Vacant Land

Building consents for residential, commercial & industrial development. Vacant Land.

Business and Economic Activity

Links to key economic and business data for the city and region.

Central City, Suburb and Community Statistics

Information for the central city and the city's suburbs.

Stats maps

Links to maps, interactive maps, and other mapping tools and resources relevant to the city.

Fact Packs

Provide answers to commonly asked questions about Christchurch City.

Glossary (Monitoring Data and Information)

Definitions of key terms used throughout Facts, Stats and Figures website.

  • Christchurch City refers to the area governed by the Christchurch City Council.
  • These pages complement the information found within the Council's Community Outcomes programme, which measures progress towards achieving the strategic directions of the organisation.
  • Email monitor@ccc.govt.nz for further information.

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Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy in processing, analysing and reporting the information provided in these web pages and reports. However, the Christchurch City Council gives no warranty that the information in these web pages and reports contain no errors. The Council shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered consequent upon the use directly, or indirectly, of the information supplied in this publication.