The City’s housing is influenced by a wide variety of factors.

The City’s housing is influenced by a wide variety of factors including the available housing stock, the age composition of the population, the relative wealth of the community and the increasingly diverse lifestyles of City residents. 

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Status

Key findings

Range of housing to meet current needs Decreasing trend
DecreasingTrend
The proportion of people who agree that the range of housing in the City meets their needs fell from 60% to 53% between 2016 and 2017. Further information.
Suitability of dwelling type No trend discernible
NoTrendDiscernible
Around 85% of respondents agree that the type of home they live in suits their household's needs. Further information.
Suitability of location of home Increasing trendIncreasingTrend Almost 90% of respondents agree that their home is located in an area that suits their household's needs. Further information.

Range of housing to meet needs

In 2017, the Life in Christchurch survey found that just over half of respondents (53%) agreed or strongly agreed that Christchurch provides a range of housing to meet their current needs. This decreased from 60% in 2016.

Suitability of dwelling type

The Quality of Life survey asks respondents whether the type of home they live in suits their needs, as well as the needs of others in the household.

In 2016, 84% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that their home met the needs of the household. This is similar to the 2014 result (85%).

Suitability of home's location

The Quality of Life survey asks respondents whether their local area or neighbourhood suits their needs, as well as the needs of others in the household.

In 2016, almost 90% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that their home was in an area which suited their household's needs. This is an increase from 85% in 2014.

 

Further information

Please email monitor@ccc.govt.nz for further information.

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