Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū Banks Peninsula Community Board

This community board (and ward) is divided into four subdivisions: Akaroa, Lyttelton, Mt Herbert and Wairewa.

Quick stats

  • Population: 8,850
  • Median age: 48.5 years
  • Identify as Māori: 8 per cent
  • Born overseas: 27 per cent
  • No qualification: 11 per cent (15 years and over)
  • Median personal income: $36,000
  • Occupied private dwellings: 3,850
  • Unoccupied private dwellings: 2,150
  • Household access to internet: 88 per cent
  • Rented dwellings: 20 per cent
  • Median rent: $340

All figures are sourced from the 2018 Census of Population and Dwellings. (external link)

View additional census data for community boards and wards. [XLSX, 1.5 MB]

Facilities and amenities

Community Board Plan

The Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū Banks Peninsula Community Board Plan 2023-2025 [PDF, 4.3 MB] was developed by talking with the community and is the Board's vision for the future of Banks Peninsula.

Contact the Community Board.

Ward information

Akaroa Harbour Basin Small Settlements Study

The purpose of this Akaroa Harbour Basin Settlements Study was to take an integrated, long-term view (25 to 30 years) of land-use change and other issues within the settlements of the harbour basin and incorporate the local community's preferences on how future land-use changes should be managed.

Akaroa Places and Spaces Plan

This Places and Spaces [PDF, 1.4 MB]Plan provides guidance and recommendations for the future direction and management of the public realm of Akaroa Township, ensuring that public places reflect the local character and provide for ease of access and movement.

Banks Peninsula contextual historical overview

This contextual overview and thematic framework [PDF, 28 MB] provides a broad overview and understanding of Banks Peninsula and its development in the last 150 years, which is pivotal for the future identification and management of heritage.

Ward profiles

Based on data from Statistics New Zealand.

Banks Peninsula Ward

Population, dwelling, household and family information

Banks Peninsula Subdivisions

Population and key facilities

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