|Occupancy Status|| 2001|| 2006|| 2013|| # Change 2006 to 2013|| % Change 2006 to 2013|
|Occupied dwellings|| 126,648|| 135,261|| 131,007|| -4,263|| -3.2|
|Unoccupied dwellings|| 9,333|| 9,441|| 17,784|| 8,343|| 88.4|
Note: Some totals may differ between tables due to rounding.
- The number of occupied dwellings prior to the 2006 Census was increasing steadily. However, following the earthquakes in Canterbury in 2010 and 2011, the number of occupied dwellings has decreased, whilst the number of unoccupied dwellings has increased.
To see the data above at Area Unit level, please refer to the Area unit spreadsheet [Excel 84KB]. This file is in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet format. You will require the free excel viewer to view it.
Occupied Dwellings Area Unit Maps [1.1MB]
Unoccupied Dwelling Area Unit Maps [1MB]
The numeric change in the occupied dwelling map and the unoccupied dwelling map shows the net increase or decrease in occupied houses in the Greater Christhurch Urban Development Strategy area and the Banks Peninsula area of the City.The percentage change map shows the relative change in dwellings within each area unit between 2006 and 2013. It should be noted that some changes will be exaggerated where a small change in an area unit with only a few dwellings will result in a greater percentage change than if an area unit had a greater number of dwellings.
Dwelling owned or partly owned by usual resident(s)
Dwelling not owned by usual resident(s)
- Total only includes those households which stated their tenure.
- Note: Some totals may differ between tables due to rounding.