Facts, stats and figures

High level facts, statistics and figures about Christchurch City’s social, economic, physical and natural environments. Links are also provided to existing publications and resources containing relevant information to the city.

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Central city

Statistics relating to population, business and employment, visitors, and urban environment

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Education and training

The majority of adults hold a formal qualification, and 15% are studying.

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Land use and zoning

There are 148,300 hectares of zoned land in the city. 20% of this land is zoned for urban use.

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Business and economic activity

Links to key economic and business data for the city and region.

Fact packs

Provide answers to commonly asked questions about Christchurch City.


Definitions of key terms used throughout facts, stats and figures information.

  • Christchurch City refers to the area governed by the Christchurch City Council.
  • These pages complement the information found within the Council's Community Outcomes programme, which measures progress towards achieving the strategic directions of the organisation.
  • Email monitor@ccc.govt.nz for further information.

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Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy in processing, analysing and reporting the information provided in these web pages and reports. However, the Christchurch City Council gives no warranty that the information in these web pages and reports contain no errors. The Council shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered consequent upon the use directly, or indirectly, of the information supplied in this publication.