This page provides links to maps, interactive maps, and other mapping tools and resources relevant to Christchurch City.


Note: The census usually resident population is a count of all people who usually live in Christchurch AND are present anywhere in New Zealand on census night (5 March 2013). This count EXCLUDES residents who are temporarily overseas on census night and also excludes visitors from overseas. 
Note: The estimated resident population at 30 June 2013 differs from the 5 March 2013 census count for the following reasons: The estimate takes into account residents missed by the census (net undercount); it INCLUDES residents temporarily overseas on census night; and it takes into account population change (births, deaths and migration) between March and June of the same year.


Income and Deprivation

Housing and Dwellings


Employment change [PDF, 2.9 MB] [PDF 3MB], 2014 Longitudinal Business Frame


Interactive commuting patterns mode map(external link) by New Zealand Herald, 2013 Census

Interactive commuting patterns flows map(external link) by Statistics New Zealand, 2013 Census

Commuting patterns in Greater Christchurch maps(external link) by Statistics New Zealand, 2013 Census

Cycleways maps and routes by Christchurch City Council

Car park maps by Christchurch City Council

Public Transport Maps(external link) by Metro

CERA Residential Red Zone

The CERA Map(external link) allows users to create an interactive map showing the location of the residential red zone, in addition to other mapping layers.

A snapshot of the red zone (current at January 2016) taken from the CERA website is shown below:

Map of red zone

Residential red zone snapshot, January 2016

Other mapping resources and links

  • StatsMaps(external link) by Statistics New Zealand: Explore and visualise statistics about New Zealand and its people in map form.

Categories: People and household maps; Māori ethnicity maps; Iwi maps; Ethnicity maps; Electorate maps; Geographic boundaries (no statistical data); ArcGIS web service catalogue.

Categories: Air; Canterbury Recovery; Cemeteries; Civil Defence; Council Services; Ecosystems; Imagery and LIDAR; Land and Landuse; Local Attractions; Natural Hazards; Navigation Safety; Planning; Recreation; Resource Consents; Transport; Water; Water Services.

Categories: Land zone status and technical categories; Demolition status and section 45 notices; Transport routes and modes; aerial images (including aerial pre-September 2010); Central City Blueprint and Anchor Projects; Private Sector Progress; Rockfall Model; Cordon maps.

Links provided to a variety of data sources and maps, including LINZ, Christchurch City Council, CERA, MBIE, Landcare Research, NZTA, GNS Science, Environment Canterbury.

Includes post-earthquake aerail photos (24 February 2011)

Categories: Hydrographic data; Topographic data; Geodetic data; Property, ownership and boundary data; Road, address and places data; Crown pastoral land data; Aerial imagery.