Commonly requested facts, statistics and figures about Christchurch City.
Note: Includes all people who stated each ethnic group, whether as their only ethnic group or as one of several. Where a person reported more than one ethnic group, they have been counted in each applicable group. As a result percentages do not add up to 100. The vast majority of people counted in 'Other Ethnicity' recorded ''New Zealander'' on their census form.
Christchurch City has about 148,000 hectares of zoned land area:
The 2018 deprivation index(external link)(external link) was developed by researchers at the University of Otago, and combines nine variables from the 2018 census which reflect dimensions of socio-economic deprivation. NZDep2018 provides a deprivation score for each meshblock in New Zealand (a meshblock is generally the size of a street block in urban areas, containing approximately 30-60 dwellings). Deprivation scores apply to areas rather than individual people.
New housing refers to additional housing added to the city's current housing stock. It excludes replacement housing (i.e. when a dwelling is demolished and replaced with a single dwelling).
Information about how we're going at delivering our goals of a prosperous, vibrant, liveable central Christchurch can be found on our tracking the progress of our Central City page.
Topics include population, business and employment, spending data, visitor activity and perceptions around the central city.