Quality of life and standard of living

Overall quality of life is often impacted by the ability to live comfortably, influenced by things such as income, expenditure, and the balance between work and leisure.

It is important for the Council to understand the quality of life of our communities, in order to adapt decisions and facilities to meet all needs. 


The median personal income in 2013 was $29,800


In 2016, the average weekly household expenditure was $1,185 for Canterbury households


Areas with the highest deprivation scores are generally located towards the east of the City

Quality of life

In 2018, 83 percent of participants in Christchurch rated their overall quality of life as good or extremely good