Central city

The central city provides the focus for economic, social and cultural activities that are important for economic growth and a strong city.  The central city area of Christchurch is also referred to as the Four Avenues, which is based on the roads around the edge of the central city.

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People living in the central city

In June 2018, the Central City had an estimated 6200 residents.

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Business and employment

At February 2017, the Central City contained 3,900 businesses employing 35,000 employees.

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Visitors to the central city

Reasons for visiting, what visitors do, and perceptions of the Central City

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Urban areas are well designed

Well designed urban spaces, places, buildings and networks are essential building blocks for successful towns and cities