- The median personal income in 2018 was $32,900, an increase of 10% since 2013.
- The city's median annual personal income increased from $29,800 in 2013 to $32,900, an increase of $3100.
Quality of life and wellbeing is often impacted by the ability to live comfortably, with income being a major influence.
The inner north-west suburbs (Holmwood and Fendalton SA2s), outer northern suburbs (Regents Park and Clearwater SA2s) and outer south-west suburbs (Port Hills, Westmorland, Cashmere East and Clifton Hill SA2s) were the parts of the City with the highest median household incomes in Christchurch, at over $120,000.
Areas with the lowest median household incomes (less than $52,000) included:
Interactive data and further links are available on Statistics New Zealand's website:
1. View and download census data relating to income from Statistic New Zealand's 2018 Census page(external link).
2. View Statistics New Zealand's Employment and unemployment(external link) page for further information and links.
The NZDep2018 index of deprivation ordinal scale ranges from 1 to 10, where 1 represents the areas with the least deprived scores and 10 the areas with the most deprived scores.
The NZDep2018 scale of deprivation from 1 to 10 divides New Zealand into tenths of the distribution of the first principal component scores. For example, a value of 10 indicates that the SA1 (or meshblock) is in the most deprived 10 per cent of our small areas in New Zealand, according to the NZDep2018 scores.