Source: Statistics New Zealand, census of population and dwellings, 2013

City wide

Age

2006

2013

 

Number

%

Number

%

Under 5 years

21,477

6

20,958

6

5–9 years

21,396

6

19,782

6

10–14 years

22,797

7

20,121

6

15–19 years

25,875

7

23,100

7

20–24 years

27,597

8

27,033

8

25–29 years

22,506

6

22,827

7

30–34 years

24,858

7

21,588

6

35–39 years

26,310

8

21,810

6

40–44 years

26,091

7

24,708

7

45–49 years

25,008

7

24,084

7

50–54 years

21,927

6

24,495

7

55–59 years

20,313

6

21,261

6

60–64 years

15,084

4

18,645

5

65 years and over

47,196

14

51,063

15

Total

348,435

100

341,472

100

Median age

36

 

39

 

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

Further information on age:

Ethnicity

2006

2013

 

Number

% of Respondents

Number

% of Respondents

European

255,366

75

273,303

84

Asian

26,631

8

30,717

9

Maori

25,725

8

27,765

9

Pacific Island

9,465

3

10,104

3

MELAA*

2,862

1

3,384

1

Other**

43,782

13

6,276

2

Total People Stated

338,769

 

325,722

 

  • *MELAA = Middle Eastern/Latin American/African
  • ** This cateogory includes those who identified themselves as 'New Zealander'. As a consequence of increased publicity and media discussion prior to the 2006 Census, more people identified themselves as a 'New Zealander' than in the 2013 census.
  • Total Responses – respondents may identify with one or more ethnic group.
  • Note: Some totals may differ between tables due to rounding.
  • Percentages are calculated according to the Total people stated.

Further information on ethnicity:

 15 Most Commonly Spoken Languages  2006  2013
 English  324,345  312,849
 Māori  6,450  5,943
 French  5,385  4,437
 Northern Chinese (includes Mandarin)  3,216  3,777
 Sinitic not further defined (Includes Chinese languages not further defined)  4,251  3,777
 Samoan  4,212  3,714
 German  3,837  3,318
 Yue (includes Cantonese)  3,045  2,832
 Korean  4,011  2,808
 Spanish  2,034  2,328
 Tagalog  630  2,298
 Hindi  1,260  2,031
 New Zealand sign language  2,226  1,860
 Afrikaans  993  1,362
 Tongan  510  657
 Other  17,847  18,015
 None (eg too young to talk or unable to speak a language)  6,471  5,115
 Not Elsewhere Included  12,672  19,209
 Total people stated (Excludes residual categories (not elsewhere included))  336,282  322,911
 Total people, Christchurch City  348,459  341,469

Ward and area unit

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