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2013 Census tables about a place:
Canterbury Region

2018 Census place summaries has the latest information

Population and dwellings

Population counts

2013 Census

Population of Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Sex Canterbury Region New Zealand
Male 266,349 2,064,018
Female 273,087 2,178,033
Total people 539,436 4,242,048

Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Māori population of Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Sex Canterbury Region New Zealand
Male 21,324 288,636
Female 20,586 309,966
Total people 41,907 598,602

Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Population of Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Sex 2001 2006 2013
Male 234,516 254,685 266,349
Female 246,915 267,147 273,087
Total people 481,431 521,832 539,436

Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Māori population of Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Sex 2001 2006 2013
Male 15,942 18,453 21,324
Female 15,690 18,216 20,586
Total people 31,632 36,669 41,910

Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Dwelling counts

2013 Census

Dwellings in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Occupancy status Canterbury Region New Zealand
Occupied    
Private dwelling 206,916 1,561,959
Non-private dwelling 1,230 8,739
Total occupied dwellings 208,146 1,570,698
Unoccupied 28,320 185,445
Under construction 1,917 9,756
Total dwellings 238,383 1,765,896

Source:
Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Dwellings in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Occupancy status 2001 2006 2013
Occupied      
Private dwelling 186,423 201,660 206,916
Non-private dwelling 1,158 1,038 1,230
Total occupied dwellings 187,584 202,698 208,143
Unoccupied 17,679 18,117 28,320
Under construction 1,062 1,794 1,920
Total dwellings 206,325 222,612 238,383

Source:
Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.


Age and sex

2013 Census

Age and sex of people in Canterbury Region
2013 Census
 
Age group (years) Male Female Total
0–4 17,124 16,383 33,510
5–9 17,016 16,308 33,327
10–14 17,223 16,638 33,858
15–19 18,972 16,995 35,967
20–24 19,548 17,364 36,912
25–29 16,200 15,561 31,761
30–34 15,228 15,981 31,209
35–39 16,338 17,517 33,858
40–44 19,143 20,697 39,837
45–49 19,164 20,244 39,408
50–54 19,584 20,193 39,777
55–59 17,136 17,571 34,704
60–64 15,516 15,951 31,464
65–69 12,762 13,428 26,187
70–74 9,636 10,563 20,199
75–79 6,744 8,007 14,751
80–84 5,154 6,726 11,880
85 and over 3,864 6,966 10,827
Total people 266,349 273,087 539,436

Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Broad age group and sex of people in Canterbury Region
2013 Census
 
Age group (years) Male Female Total
Under 15 51,363 49,332 100,692
15–64 176,826 178,071 354,897
65 and over 38,160 45,684 83,844
Total people 266,349 273,087 539,436

Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Age and sex of Māori in Canterbury Region
2013 Census
 
Age group (years) Male Female Total
0–4 2,580 2,529 5,109
5–9 2,412 2,253 4,665
10–14 2,229 2,154 4,386
15–19 2,277 1,971 4,248
20–24 1,941 1,851 3,792
25–29 1,401 1,362 2,763
30–34 1,203 1,326 2,526
35–39 1,221 1,299 2,520
40–44 1,359 1,401 2,760
45–49 1,179 1,173 2,349
50–54 1,092 1,035 2,130
55–59 825 747 1,572
60–64 672 567 1,239
65–69 414 378 792
70–74 273 243 513
75–79 147 153 300
80–84 66 99 165
85 and over 39 45 84
Total people 21,324 20,586 41,910

Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Broad age group and sex of Māori in Canterbury Region
2013 Census
 
Age group (years) Male Female Total
Under 15 7,224 6,939 14,157
15–64 13,167 12,732 25,899
65 and over 936 915 1,851
Total people 21,324 20,586 41,910

Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Age and median age by sex of people in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Age group (years) and sex 2001 2006 2013
0–4      
Male 15,729 16,410 17,124
Female 15,066 16,050 16,386
Total 30,798 32,460 33,510
5–9      
Male 16,815 17,181 17,016
Female 16,065 16,506 16,311
Total 32,880 33,684 33,327
10–14      
Male 17,382 18,657 17,223
Female 16,497 17,685 16,635
Total 33,882 36,342 33,858
15–19      
Male 16,914 19,389 18,972
Female 16,374 18,156 16,995
Total 33,288 37,545 35,967
20–24      
Male 15,783 17,847 19,548
Female 15,564 17,028 17,364
Total 31,347 34,878 36,912
25–29      
Male 15,210 14,730 16,203
Female 16,323 15,285 15,558
Total 31,536 30,015 31,761
30–34      
Male 17,286 16,746 15,228
Female 18,504 18,603 15,981
Total 35,790 35,349 31,209
35–39      
Male 18,153 18,930 16,341
Female 19,302 20,394 17,517
Total 37,458 39,321 33,858
40–44      
Male 18,189 19,509 19,143
Female 18,906 20,874 20,697
Total 37,095 40,383 39,837
45–49      
Male 16,533 18,981 19,161
Female 17,019 19,674 20,244
Total 33,552 38,652 39,408
50–54      
Male 15,951 16,797 19,581
Female 16,242 17,295 20,193
Total 32,196 34,092 39,777
55–59      
Male 12,093 15,921 17,133
Female 12,165 16,380 17,568
Total 24,255 32,301 34,704
60–64      
Male 10,089 11,961 15,516
Female 10,761 12,225 15,951
Total 20,850 24,189 31,467
65–69      
Male 8,586 9,750 12,762
Female 9,246 10,662 13,425
Total 17,835 20,415 26,187
70–74      
Male 8,142 7,881 9,636
Female 9,339 8,856 10,560
Total 17,484 16,737 20,196
75–79      
Male 6,114 6,861 6,744
Female 8,448 8,550 8,007
Total 14,565 15,411 14,751
80–84      
Male 3,396 4,464 5,157
Female 5,892 6,828 6,726
Total 9,288 11,292 11,880
85 and over      
Male 2,142 2,667 3,864
Female 5,199 6,096 6,966
Total 7,341 8,763 10,830
Total people 481,431 521,832 539,436
       
Median age      
Male 35.6 36.7 38.7
Female 37.4 38.5 40.9
Total people 36.6 37.6 39.9

Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Age and median age by sex of Māori in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Age group (years) and sex 2001 2006 2013
0–4      
Male 2055 2253 2580
Female 2091 2193 2529
Total 4149 4446 5109
5–9      
Male 1941 2214 2409
Female 1893 2175 2253
Total 3834 4386 4665
10–14      
Male 1851 2160 2229
Female 1857 2025 2154
Total 3711 4185 4386
15–19      
Male 1533 1962 2274
Female 1557 1989 1971
Total 3093 3951 4248
20–24      
Male 1398 1533 1941
Female 1419 1533 1854
Total 2817 3066 3792
25–29      
Male 1251 1272 1401
Female 1308 1332 1359
Total 2559 2604 2760
30–34      
Male 1269 1260 1200
Female 1311 1389 1326
Total 2580 2649 2526
35–39      
Male 1101 1275 1221
Female 1128 1311 1299
Total 2229 2586 2520
40–44      
Male 969 1092 1359
Female 900 1167 1401
Total 1872 2262 2760
45–49      
Male 795 1008 1179
Female 675 954 1173
Total 1467 1962 2352
50–54      
Male 621 813 1092
Female 507 669 1038
Total 1128 1482 2127
55–59      
Male 429 597 828
Female 345 522 744
Total 777 1116 1572
60–64      
Male 312 405 669
Female 270 354 567
Total 582 762 1239
65–69      
Male 189 291 417
Female 174 255 378
Total 366 546 795
70–74      
Male 129 162 273
Female 120 162 240
Total 252 324 513
75–79      
Male 60 105 147
Female 72 111 153
Total 135 216 297
80–84      
Male 18 42 66
Female 27 42 99
Total 45 84 162
85 and over      
Male 12 12 36
Female 30 30 45
Total 42 42 81
Total people 31,632 36,669 41,910
       
Median age      
Male 21.9 21.8 22.9
Female 21.4 22.2 23.6
Total people 21.7 22.0 23.2

Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.


Cultural diversity

Ethnic groups

2013 Census

Ethnic groups of people in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Ethnic groups(1) Canterbury Region New Zealand
European 448,650 2,969,391
Māori 41,910 598,602
Pacific peoples 12,723 295,944
Asian 35,847 471,708
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 4,377 46,953
Other ethnicity    
New Zealander 10,050 65,976
Other ethnicity nec 186 1,788
Total other ethnicity 10,236 67,752
Total people stated 516,360 4,011,399
Not elsewhere included(2) 23,076 230,649
Total people 539,436 4,242,048

1. Includes all people who stated each ethnic group, whether as their only ethnic group or as one of several. Where a person reported more than one ethnic group, they have been counted in each applicable group.
2. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
nec = not elsewhere classified.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Ethnic groups of people in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Ethnic groups(1) 2001 2006 2013
European 430,125 393,219 448,650
Māori 31,635 36,669 41,910
Pacific peoples 8,622 10,926 12,723
Asian 19,431 29,172 35,847
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African(2) 2,253 3,363 4,377
Other ethnicity(3)      
New Zealander .. 70,119 10,050
Other ethnicity nec 105 138 186
Total other ethnicity 105 70,254 10,236
Total people stated 468,564 508,182 516,360
Not elsewhere included(4) 12,867 13,650 23,076
Total people 481,431 521,832 539,436

1. Includes all people who stated each ethnic group, whether as their only ethnic group or as one of several. Where a person reported more than one ethnic group, they have been counted in each applicable group.
2. Middle Eastern, Latin American, and African was introduced as a new category for the 2006 Census. Previously, Middle Eastern, Latin American, and African responses were allocated to the 'other ethnicity' category.
3. Consists of responses for a number of small ethnic groups and for New Zealander. New Zealander was included as a new category for the 2006 Census.  In 2001, New Zealander was counted in the European category.
4. In 2001, consisted of Black, other not further defined, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated. In 2006 and 2013, consisted of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
nec = not elsewhere classified.
Symbol: .. figure not available
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Birthplace

2013 Census

Birthplace of people in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Birthplace Canterbury Region New Zealand
New Zealand 411,996 2,980,827
Australia(1) 8,520 62,715
Pacific Islands(2) 6,393 151,530
UK and Ireland 36,702 265,203
Europe (excluding UK and Ireland) 9,003 71,430
North America 3,906 31,263
Asia 27,129 316,470
Middle East and Africa 7,338 90,285
Other 1,560 12,891
Total people stated 512,547 3,982,611
Not elsewhere included(3) 26,889 259,434
Total people 539,433 4,242,048

1. Includes Australian external territories.
2. Consists of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.
3. Consists of inadequately described and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Birthplace of Māori in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Birthplace Canterbury Region New Zealand
New Zealand 40,632 579,639
Overseas 789 10,713
Total people stated 41,421 590,352
Not elsewhere included(1) 486 8,250
Total people 41,910 598,605

1. Consists of inadequately described and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Birthplace of people in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Birthplace 2001 2006 2013
New Zealand 400,047 414,423 411,996
Australia(1) 7,269 8,517 8,520
Pacific Islands(2) 4,119 5,121 6,393
UK and Ireland 27,678 33,600 36,702
Europe (excluding UK and Ireland) 7,407 9,138 9,003
North America 2,784 3,627 3,906
Asia 15,801 23,856 27,129
Middle East and Africa 3,603 6,033 7,338
Other 465 723 1,560
Total people stated 469,170 505,038 512,547
Not elsewhere included(3) 12,258 16,794 26,889
Total people 481,431 521,832 539,433

1. Includes Australian external territories.
2. Consists of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.
3. Consists of inadequately described and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Birthplace of Māori in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Birthplace 2001 2006 2013
New Zealand 30,879 35,469 40,632
Overseas 501 678 789
Total people stated 31,380 36,150 41,421
Not elsewhere included(1) 252 519 486
Total people 31,632 36,669 41,910

1. Consists of inadequately described and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Languages spoken

2013 Census

Languages spoken by people in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Languages spoken(1) Canterbury Region New Zealand
English 498,843 3,819,972
Māori 8,643 148,395
Samoan 4,476 86,403
NZ Sign Language 2,766 20,235
Other 51,495 590,154
None(2) 7,725 67,509
Total people stated 512,187 3,973,359
Not elsewhere included(3) 28,338 277,614
Total people 539,436 4,242,048

1. Includes all people who stated each language spoken, whether as their only language or as one of several languages. Where a person reported more than one language spoken, they were counted in each applicable group.   
2. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language.     
3. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Languages spoken by Māori in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Languages spoken(1) Canterbury Region New Zealand
English 40,020 567,081
Māori 5,961 125,352
Samoan 264 3,753
NZ Sign Language 333 4,614
Other 690 9,000
None(2) 966 13,158
Total people stated 41,313 588,267
Not elsewhere included(3) 699 11,532
Total people 41,910 598,602

1. Includes all people who stated each language spoken, whether as their only language or as one of several languages. Where a person reported more than one language spoken, they were counted in each applicable group.   
2. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language.     
3. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Languages spoken by people in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Languages spoken(1) 2001 2006 2013
English 453,294 489,387 498,843
Māori 8,835 8,697 8,643
Samoan 4,053 4,509 4,476
NZ Sign Language 3,894 3,156 2,766
Other 36,150 47,637 51,495
None(2) 8,934 9,408 7,725
Total people stated 466,191 504,786 512,187
Not elsewhere included(3) 16,128 17,772 28,338
Total people 481,431 521,832 539,436

1. Includes all people who stated each language spoken, whether as their only language or as one of several languages. Where a person reported more than one language spoken, they were counted in each applicable group.   
2. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language.     
3. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Languages spoken by Māori in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Languages spoken(1) 2001 2006 2013
English 29,871 34,704 40,020
Māori 5,709 5,979 5,961
Samoan 231 249 264
NZ Sign Language 444 357 333
Other 696 750 690
None(2) 1,128 1,131 966
Total people stated 31,269 36,156 41,313
Not elsewhere included(3) 471 573 699
Total people 31,635 36,669 41,910

1. Includes all people who stated each language spoken, whether as their only language or as one of several languages. Where a person reported more than one language spoken, they were counted in each applicable group.   
2. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language.     
3. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Number of languages spoken

2013 Census

Number of languages spoken by people in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Number of languages spoken Canterbury Region New Zealand
None(1) 7,617 65,853
One 444,852 3,169,596
Two 49,578 621,030
Three 7,746 91,458
Four 1,806 19,434
Five 444 4,611
Six 147 1,380
Total people stated 512,187 3,973,359
Not elsewhere included(2) 27,249 268,692
Total people 539,433 4,242,048

1. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language. 
2. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Number of languages spoken by Māori in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Number of languages spoken Canterbury Region New Zealand
None(1) 945 12,828
One 34,071 450,054
Two 5,730 117,108
Three 435 6,459
Four 102 1,341
Five 18 312
Six 12 165
Total people stated 41,310 588,267
Not elsewhere included(2) 600 10,335
Total people 41,910 598,602

1. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language. 
2. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Number of languages spoken by people in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Number of languages spoken 2001 2006 2013
None(1) 8,847 9,366 7,617
One 410,832 439,329 444,852
Two 37,638 46,365 49,578
Three 6,492 7,113 7,746
Four 2,130 1,899 1,806
Five 186 549 444
Six 69 168 147
Total people stated 466,191 504,786 512,187
Not elsewhere included(2) 15,240 17,046 27,249
Total people 481,431 521,832 539,433

1. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language. 
2. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Number of languages spoken by Māori in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Number of languages spoken 2001 2006 2013
None(1) 1,122 1,125 945
One 24,054 28,686 34,071
Two 5,463 5,733 5,730
Three 459 450 435
Four 123 105 102
Five 30 33 18
Six 15 24 12
Total people stated 31,269 36,156 41,310
Not elsewhere included(2) 363 513 600
Total people 31,632 36,669 41,910

1. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language. 
2. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.


Relationship status

Legally registered relationship status

2013 Census

Legally registered relationship status of people in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Legally registered relationship status Canterbury Region New Zealand
Never married(1) 137,601 1,068,495
Married (not separated) 197,481 1,469,814
Separated(2) 14,331 106,248
Divorced or dissolved(3) 33,003 240,888
Widowed(4) 23,247 171,312
Total people stated 405,663 3,056,763
Not elsewhere included(5) 33,078 319,656
Total people 438,744 3,376,416

1. Includes people never in a civil union.
2. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
3. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
4. Includes surviving civil union partners.
5. Consists of response unidentifiable, not stated, and joined in a civil union (not separated).
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Legally registered relationship status of Māori in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Legally registered relationship status Canterbury Region New Zealand
Never married(1) 14,547 204,042
Married (not separated) 7,587 101,961
Separated(2) 1,227 17,550
Divorced or dissolved(3) 1,854 23,703
Widowed(4) 678 14,778
Total people stated 25,890 362,031
Not elsewhere included(5) 1,860 34,254
Total people 27,750 396,285

1. Includes people never in a civil union.
2. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.  
3. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
4. Includes surviving civil union partners.
5. Consists of response unidentifiable, not stated, and joined in a civil union (not separated).
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Legally registered relationship status of people in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Legally registered relationship status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Never married(3) 115,593 129,291 137,601
Married (not separated) 183,813 195,321 197,481
Separated(4) 14,781 14,637 14,331
Divorced or dissolved(5) 26,121 31,191 33,003
Widowed(6) 25,425 25,209 23,247
Total people stated 365,733 395,652 405,663
Not elsewhere included(7) 18,141 23,691 33,078
Total people 383,874 419,343 438,744

1. Previously legal marital status.
2. Information on civil unions was first collected in the 2006 Census
3. Includes people never in a civil union.
4. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
5. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
6. In 2006, this category was widowed or bereaved civil union partner. Includes surviving civil union partners.
7. In 2001, consisted of response unidentifiable and not stated. In 2006 and 2013, consisted of response unidentifiable, not stated, and joined in a civil union (not separated).
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Legally registered relationship status of Māori in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Legally registered relationship status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Never married(3) 10,062 12,057 14,547
Married (not separated) 5,814 6,510 7,587
Separated(4) 1,074 1,185 1,227
Divorced or dissolved(5) 1,398 1,695 1,854
Widowed(6) 522 594 678
Total people stated 18,870 22,041 25,890
Not elsewhere included(7) 1,071 1,614 1,860
Total people 19,941 23,655 27,750

1. Previously legal marital status.
2. Information on civil unions was first collected in the 2006 Census.
3. Includes people never in a civil union.
4. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
5. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
6. In 2006, this category was widowed or bereaved civil union partner. Includes surviving civil union partners.
7. In 2001, consisted of response unidentifiable and not stated. In 2006 and 2013, consisted of response unidentifiable, not stated, and joined in a civil union (not separated).
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Partnership status in current relationship

2013 Census

Partnership status in current relationship of people in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Partnership status Canterbury Region New Zealand
Partnered    
Spouse(1) 192,672 1,430,379
De facto partner(2) 56,229 409,380
Partnered, nfd(3) 6,582 60,879
Total partnered 255,483 1,900,638
Non-partnered    
Never married(4) 95,679 752,868
Separated (marriage or civil union)(5) 10,416 79,698
Divorced or dissolved(6) 20,232 153,120
Widowed(7) 20,019 147,594
Non-partnered, nfd 11,292 104,856
Total non-partnered 157,641 1,238,133
Total people stated 413,124 3,138,771
Not stated 25,620 237,645
Total people 438,741 3,376,416

1. Applies only to married people, not those in civil unions.
2. A person who usually resides with another as a couple in a relationship in the nature of marriage or civil union and who is not married to, or in a civil union with, the other person. This was known as partnered – other partnership in previous censuses.
3. Consists of partnered, not further defined, and civil union partner.
4. Includes people never in a civil union.
5. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
6. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
7. Includes surviving civil union partners.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
nfd = not further defined.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Partnership status in current relationship of Māori in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Partnership status Canterbury Region New Zealand
Partnered    
Spouse(1) 7,359 97,734
De facto partner(2) 5,364 71,475
Partnered, nfd(3) 486 8,418
Total partnered 13,209 177,627
Non-partnered    
Never married(4) 9,855 138,759
Separated (marriage or civil union)(5) 891 13,248
Divorced or dissolved(6) 1,128 15,342
Widowed(7) 549 12,252
Non-partnered, nfd 1,227 22,473
Total non-partnered 13,650 202,077
Total people stated 26,856 379,701
Not stated 894 16,584
Total people 27,750 396,285

1. Applies only to married people, not those in civil unions.
2. A person who usually resides with another as a couple in a relationship in the nature of marriage or civil union and who is not married to, or in a civil union with, the other person. This was known as partnered – other partnership in previous censuses.
3. Consists of partnered, not further defined, and civil union partner.
4. Includes people never in a civil union.
5. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
6. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
7. Includes surviving civil union partners.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
nfd = not further defined.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Partnership status in current relationship of people in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Partnership status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Partnered      
Spouse(3) 180,177 191,340 192,672
De facto partner(4) 37,770 50,010 56,229
Partnered, nfd(5) 3,504 4,938 6,582
Total partnered 221,448 246,288 255,483
Non-partnered      
Never married(6) 86,883 91,596 95,679
Separated (marriage or civil union)(7) 10,944 10,656 10,416
Divorced or dissolved(8) 16,728 19,134 20,232
Widowed(9) 21,327 20,964 20,019
Non-partnered, nfd 7,299 9,612 11,292
Total non-partnered 143,178 151,959 157,641
Total people stated 364,626 398,244 413,124
Not stated 19,248 21,099 25,620
Total people 383,874 419,346 438,741

1. Previously social marital status.
2. Information on civil unions was first collected in the 2006 Census.
3. Applies only to married people, not those in civil unions.
4. A person who usually resides with another as a couple in a relationship in the nature of marriage or civil union and who is not married to, or in a civil union with, the other person. This was known as partnered – other partnership in previous censuses.
5. Consists of partnered, not further defined, and civil union partner.
6. Includes people never in a civil union.
7. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
8. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
9. Includes surviving civil union partners.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
nfd = not further defined.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


 

Partnership status in current relationship of Māori in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Partnership status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Partnered      
Spouse(3) 5,598 6,351 7,359
De facto partner(4) 3,333 4,446 5,364
Partnered, nfd(5) 234 354 486
Total partnered 9,165 11,148 13,209
Non-partnered      
Never married(6) 7,110 8,118 9,855
Separated (marriage or civil union)(7) 753 813 891
Divorced or dissolved(8) 855 1,014 1,128
Widowed(9) 417 462 549
Non-partnered, nfd 777 981 1,227
Total non-partnered 9,909 11,388 13,650
Total people stated 19,074 22,536 26,856
Not stated 864 1,119 894
Total people 19,941 23,655 27,750

1. Previously social marital status.
2. Information on civil unions was first collected in the 2006 Census.
3. Applies only to married people, not those in civil unions.
4. A person who usually resides with another as a couple in a relationship in the nature of marriage or civil union and who is not married to, or in a civil union with, the other person. This was known as partnered – other partnership in previous censuses.
5. Consists of partnered, not further defined, and civil union partner.
6. Includes people never in a civil union.
7. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
8. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
9. Includes surviving civil union partners.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
nfd = not further defined.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.


Qualifications

2013 Census

Highest qualification of people in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Highest qualification Canterbury Region New Zealand
No qualification 85,440 628,380
Level 1 certificate 55,851 389,913
Level 2 certificate 45,411 320,388
Level 3 certificate 37,257 289,062
Level 4 certificate 41,244 291,975
Level 5 or level 6 diploma(1) 39,372 278,091
Bachelor's degree and level 7 qualifications 48,099 408,441
Post-graduate and honours degrees 11,037 86,601
Master's degree 9,183 83,949
Doctorate degree 3,147 22,317
Overseas secondary school qualification 20,703 201,519
Total people stated 396,747 3,000,633
Not elsewhere included(2) 41,997 375,783
Total people 438,741 3,376,419

1. Consists of level 5 and level 6 diploma responses. These categories have been combined due to data quality concerns.
2. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Highest qualification of Māori in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Highest qualification Canterbury Region New Zealand
No qualification 7,800 119,544
Level 1 certificate 4,620 60,894
Level 2 certificate 3,522 46,467
Level 3 certificate 2,904 40,542
Level 4 certificate 2,454 31,533
Level 5 or level 6 diploma(1) 1,743 22,461
Bachelor's degree and level 7 qualifications 1,890 27,057
Post-graduate and honours degrees 384 4,752
Master's degree 246 3,600
Doctorate degree 57 669
Overseas secondary school qualification 90 1,773
Total people stated 25,713 359,283
Not elsewhere included(2) 2,037 37,002
Total people 27,750 396,285

1. Consists of level 5 and level 6 diploma responses. These categories have been combined due to data quality concerns.
2. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2006–2013 Censuses

Highest qualification of people in Canterbury Region
2006–2013 Censuses
 
Highest qualification 2006 2013
No qualification 98,436 85,440
Level 1 certificate 56,007 55,851
Level 2 certificate 43,530 45,411
Level 3 certificate 33,903 37,257
Level 4 certificate 39,870 41,244
Level 5 or level 6 diploma(1) 38,058 39,372
Bachelor's degree and level 7 qualifications 38,139 48,099
Post-graduate and honours degrees 7,635 11,037
Master's degree 6,639 9,183
Doctorate degree 2,475 3,147
Overseas secondary school qualification 18,519 20,703
Total people stated 383,217 396,747
Not elsewhere included(2) 36,126 41,997
Total people 419,343 438,741

1. Consists of level 5 and level 6 diploma responses. These categories have been combined due to data quality concerns.
2. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Highest qualification of Māori in Canterbury Region
2006–2013 Censuses
 
Highest qualification 2006 2013
No qualification 8,019 7,800
Level 1 certificate 3,918 4,620
Level 2 certificate 2,706 3,522
Level 3 certificate 2,085 2,904
Level 4 certificate 1,875 2,454
Level 5 or level 6 diploma(1) 1,386 1,743
Bachelor's degree and level 7 qualifications 1,218 1,890
Post-graduate and honours degrees 225 384
Master's degree 156 246
Doctorate degree 42 57
Overseas secondary school qualification 90 90
Total people stated 21,720 25,713
Not elsewhere included(2) 1,938 2,037
Total people 23,655 27,750

1. Consists of level 5 and level 6 diploma responses. These categories have been combined due to data quality concerns.
2. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.


Work

Work and labour force status

2013 Census

Work and labour force status of people in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Work and labour force status(1) Canterbury Region New Zealand
Employed full time 212,490 1,541,061
Employed part time 65,172 459,945
Total employed 277,659 2,001,006
Unemployed 12,930 153,210
Total labour force 290,589 2,154,219
Not in the labour force 131,454 1,058,100
Total people stated 422,046 3,212,316
Status unidentifiable 16,695 164,100
Total people 438,744 3,376,419

1. A person's work and labour force status in the seven days ending 3 March 2013.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Employment and unemployment rates of people in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Employment status(1)(2) Canterbury Region (percent) New Zealand
Employed full time 73.1 71.5
Employed part time 22.4 21.4
Unemployed 4.5 7.1

1. A person's employment status in the seven days ending 3 March 2013.
2. Employment and unemployment rates are calculated using the total number of people in the labour force.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Work and labour force status of Māori in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Work and labour force status(1) Canterbury Region New Zealand
Employed full time 14,142 172,113
Employed part time 3,999 51,810
Total employed 18,138 223,923
Unemployed 1,827 41,292
Total labour force 19,962 265,218
Not in the labour force 7,785 131,067
Total people stated 27,750 396,288
Status unidentifiable
Total people 27,750 396,288

1. A person's work and labour force status in the seven days ending 3 March 2013.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Symbol: ... not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Employment and unemployment rates of Māori in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Employment status(1)(2) Canterbury Region (percent) New Zealand
Employed full time 70.8 64.9
Employed part time 20.0 19.5
Unemployed 9.2 15.6

1. A person's employment status in the seven days ending 3 March 2013.
2. Employment and unemployment rates are calculated using the total number of people in the labour force.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Work and labour force status of people in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Work and labour force status(1) 2001 2006 2013
Employed full time 176,397 203,562 212,490
Employed part time 57,819 66,132 65,172
Total employed 234,216 269,694 277,659
Unemployed 14,838 11,106 12,930
Total labour force 249,051 280,800 290,589
Not in the labour force 128,199 130,089 131,454
Total people stated 377,253 410,892 422,046
Status unidentifiable 6,624 8,454 16,695
Total people 383,874 419,343 438,744

1. A person's work and labour force status in the seven days ending 4 March 2001, 5 March 2006, and 3 March 2013.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Employment and unemployment rates of people in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Employment status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Employed full time 70.8 72.5 73.1
Employed part time 23.2 23.6 22.4
Unemployed 6.0 4.0 4.4

1. A person's employment status in the seven days ending 4 March 2001, 5 March 2006, and 3 March 2013.
2. Employment and unemployment rates are calculated using the total number of people in the labour force.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Work and labour force status of Māori in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Work and labour force status(1) 2001 2006 2013
Employed full time 9,456 12,180 14,142
Employed part time 2,913 3,687 3,999
Total employed 12,369 15,867 18,138
Unemployed 1,812 1,377 1,827
Total labour force 14,181 17,241 19,962
Not in the labour force 5,760 6,411 7,785
Total people stated 19,941 23,655 27,750
Status unidentifiable
Total people 19,941 23,655 27,750

1. A person's work and labour force status in the seven days ending 4 March 2001, 5 March 2006, and 3 March 2013.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Symbol: ... not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Employment and unemployment rates of Māori in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Employment status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Employed full time 66.7 70.6 70.8
Employed part time 20.5 21.4 20.0
Unemployed 12.8 8.0 9.2

1. A person's employment status in the seven days ending 4 March 2001, 5 March 2006, and 3 March 2013.
2. Employment and unemployment rates are calculated using the total number of people in the labour force.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Occupation

2013 Census

Occupation of employed people in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Occupation(1)(2) Canterbury Region New Zealand
Managers 47,046 356,076
Professionals 53,610 426,696
Technicians and trade workers 36,636 227,814
Community and personal service workers 23,271 171,036
Clerical and administration workers 31,176 227,991
Sales workers 24,522 176,817
Machinery operators and workers 16,503 103,575
Labourers 32,799 210,588
Total people stated 265,566 1,900,602
Not elsewhere included(3) 12,096 100,407
Total people 277,659 2,001,009

1. Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO V1.1).  This occupation classification has five levels. Level one is called major group and is the least detailed (nine categories). 
2. A person's occupation in the seven days ending 3 March 2013.
3. Consists of response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the employed census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Occupation of employed Māori in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Occupation(1)(2) Canterbury Region New Zealand
Managers 2,220 27,321
Professionals 2,379 34,197
Technicians and trade workers 2,661 23,433
Community and personal service workers 1,932 24,636
Clerical and administration workers 1,605 22,191
Sales workers 1,515 17,412
Machinery operators and workers 1,560 18,579
Labourers 3,282 40,488
Total people stated 17,154 208,260
Not elsewhere included(3) 984 15,666
Total people 18,135 223,923

1. Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO V1.1).  This occupation classification has five levels. Level one is called major group and is the least detailed (nine categories). 
2. A person's occupation in the seven days ending 3 March 2013.
3. Consists of response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the employed Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2006–2013 Censuses

Occupation of employed people in Canterbury Region
2006–2013 Censuses
 
Occupation(1)(2) 2006 2013
Managers 43,611 47,046
Professionals 46,926 53,610
Technicians and trade workers 34,572 36,636
Community and personal service workers 23,091 23,271
Clerical and administration workers 31,059 31,176
Sales workers 26,217 24,522
Machinery operators and workers 17,169 16,503
Labourers 32,622 32,799
Total people stated 255,261 265,566
Not elsewhere included(3) 14,433 12,096
Total people 269,694 277,659

1. Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO V1.1). This occupation classification has five levels. Level one is called major group and is the least detailed (nine categories). 
2. A person's occupation in the seven days ending 5 March 2006 and 3 March 2013.
3. Consists of response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the employed census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Occupation of employed Māori in Canterbury Region
2006–2013 Censuses
 
Occupation(1)(2) 2006 2013
Managers 1,656 2,220
Professionals 1,905 2,379
Technicians and trade workers 2,073 2,661
Community and personal service workers 1,815 1,932
Clerical and administration workers 1,356 1,605
Sales workers 1,434 1,515
Machinery operators and workers 1,515 1,560
Labourers 3,000 3,282
Total people stated 14,757 17,154
Not elsewhere included(3) 1,110 984
Total people 15,867 18,135

1. Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO V1.1). This occupation classification has five levels. Level one is called major group and is the least detailed (nine categories). 
2. A person's occupation in the seven days ending 5 March 2006 and 3 March 2013.
3. Consists of response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the employed Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.


Income

2013 Census

Total personal income of people in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Income(1) Canterbury Region New Zealand
Loss 1,716 17,049
Zero income 24,618 242,505
$1–$5,000 22,344 186,921
$5,001–$10,000 20,874 164,967
$10,001–$15,000 35,373 267,585
$15,001–$20,000 39,567 286,443
$20,001–$25,000 31,218 227,247
$25,001–$30,000 25,989 190,746
$30,001–$35,000 24,189 174,291
$35,001–$40,000 26,217 187,821
$40,001–$50,000 41,811 290,163
$50,001–$60,000 32,916 226,155
$60,001–$70,000 23,478 169,209
$70,001–$100,000 31,947 238,215
$100,001–$150,000 13,500 111,126
$150,001 or more 8,139 70,044
Total people stated 403,893 3,050,490
Not stated 34,848 325,929
Total people 438,741 3,376,419
     
Median income ($)(2) 30,100 28,500

1. A person's total personal income in the 12 months ending 31 March 2013.
2. Median personal income is rounded to the nearest $100.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Total personal income of Māori in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Income(1) Canterbury Region New Zealand
Loss 147 2,484
Zero income 2,253 38,355
$1–$5,000 1,887 27,798
$5,001–$10,000 1,728 26,763
$10,001–$15,000 2,430 38,361
$15,001–$20,000 2,190 34,728
$20,001–$25,000 1,800 26,907
$25,001–$30,000 1,824 24,960
$30,001–$35,000 1,632 21,792
$35,001–$40,000 1,884 23,679
$40,001–$50,000 2,727 32,148
$50,001–$60,000 2,031 22,875
$60,001–$70,000 1,272 15,504
$70,001–$100,000 1,524 18,363
$100,001–$150,000 462 6,180
$150,001 or more 258 3,045
Total people stated 26,049 363,939
Not stated 1,701 32,349
Total people 27,750 396,288
     
Median income ($)(2) 26,600 22,500

1. A person's total personal income in the 12 months ending 31 March 2013.
2. Median personal income is rounded to the nearest $100.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2006–2013 Censuses

Total personal income of people in Canterbury Region
2006–2013 Censuses
 
Income(1) 2006 2013
Loss 2,055 1,716
Zero income 16,758 24,618
$1–$5,000 30,399 22,344
$5,001–$10,000 31,125 20,871
$10,001–$15,000 52,971 35,376
$15,001–$20,000 37,773 39,567
$20,001–$25,000 31,947 31,218
$25,001–$30,000 30,912 25,986
$30,001–$35,000 28,635 24,189
$35,001–$40,000 27,510 26,214
$40,001–$50,000 35,685 41,811
$50,001–$70,000(2) 35,775 56,397
$70,001–$100,000 14,241 31,947
$100,001 or more(3) 11,148 21,639
Total people stated 386,934 403,896
Not stated 32,409 34,848
Total people 419,343 438,741
     
Median income ($)(4) 23,500 30,100

1. A person's total personal income in the 12 months ending 31 March 2006 and 31 March 2013.
2. In 2013, data was collected for the income categories $50,001–$60,000 and $60,001–$70,000, but for comparability with 2006 these have been merged.
3. In 2013, data was collected for the income categories $100,001–$150,000 and $150,001 or more, but for comparability with 2006 these have been merged.
4. Median personal income is rounded to the nearest $100.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Total personal income of Māori in Canterbury Region
2006–2013 Censuses
 
Income(1) 2006 2013
Loss 141 150
Zero income 1,122 2,253
$1–$5,000 2,019 1,890
$5,001–$10,000 1,956 1,728
$10,001–$15,000 2,571 2,430
$15,001–$20,000 2,136 2,190
$20,001–$25,000 2,058 1,800
$25,001–$30,000 2,148 1,824
$30,001–$35,000 1,848 1,632
$35,001–$40,000 1,659 1,881
$40,001–$50,000 1,875 2,724
$50,001–$70,000(2) 1,440 3,303
$70,001–$100,000 390 1,521
$100,001 or more(3) 282 723
Total people stated 21,645 26,052
Not stated 2,010 1,701
Total people 23,655 27,750
     
Median income ($)(4) 22,100 26,600

1. A person's total personal income in the 12 months ending 31 March 2006 and 31 March 2013.
2. In 2013, data was collected for the income categories $50,001–$60,000 and $60,001–$70,000, but for comparability with 2006 these have been merged.
3. In 2013, data was collected for the income categories $100,001–$150,000 and $150,001 or more, but for comparability with 2006 these have been merged.
4. Median personal income is rounded to the nearest $100.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.


Families

2013 Census

Family type in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
Family type Canterbury Region New Zealand
Couple without children 65,520 465,303
Couple with child(ren) 59,217 469,287
One parent with child(ren) 21,630 201,804
Total families 146,367 1,136,397

Note: All figures are for families in occupied private dwellings
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Family type in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses

Family type 2001 2006 2013
Couple without children 54,168 61,791 65,520
Couple with child(ren) 52,089 57,954 59,217
One parent with child(ren) 21,495 22,317 21,630
Total families 127,749 142,059 146,367

Note: All figures are for families in occupied private dwellings
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.

Households

2013 Census

Household composition in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census

Household composition Canterbury Region New Zealand
One-family household (with or without other people) 137,289 1,030,497
Two-family household (with or without other people) 4,230 47,433
Three or more family household (with or without other people) 204 3,588
Other multi-person household 10,146 72,384
One-person household 49,077 355,242
Total households stated 200,943 1,509,144
Household composition unidentifiable 3,897 40,746
Total households 204,840 1,549,890

Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Household composition in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses

Household composition 2001 2006 2013
One-family household (with or without other people) 123,852 135,876 137,289
Two-family household (with or without other people) 1,875 2,982 4,230
Three or more family household (with or without other people) 51 72 204
Other multi-person household 10,431 10,809 10,146
One-person household 46,398 48,255 49,077
Total households stated 182,604 197,991 200,946
Household composition unidentifiable 2,040 1,938 3,897
Total households 184,647 199,932 204,840

Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.

Phone, fax, and Internet

2013 Census

Access to phones, fax machines, and Internet in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census

Access to telecommunication systems(1) Canterbury Region New Zealand
No access 2,334 24,135
Cellphone/mobile phone 166,053 1,230,171
Telephone 174,462 1,257,195
Fax machine 29,925 214,557
Internet 153,993 1,128,738
Total households stated 196,740 1,469,946
Not elsewhere included(2) 8,103 79,941
Total households 204,840 1,549,890

1. Households reporting more than one way to access telecommunication systems were counted in each stated category. Therefore the total responses in the table will be more than the total number of households.
2. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Access to phones, fax machines, and Internet in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses

Access to telecommunication systems(1) 2001 2006 2013
No access 4,326 2,664 2,334
Cellphone/mobile phone(2) .. 142,947 166,050
Telephone 175,494 183,507 174,462
Fax machine 43,683 48,963 29,925
Internet 65,148 119,355 153,996
Total households stated 180,024 194,715 196,740
Not elsewhere included(3) 4,623 5,217 8,103
Total households 184,647 199,932 204,840

1. Households reporting more than one way to access telecommunication systems were counted in each stated category. Therefore the total responses in the table will be more than the total number of households.
2. In 2001, these were included with telephones. In 2006 and 2013 there was a separate category for cellphones/mobile phones.
3. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.
Symbol: .. figure not available
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.

Transport

Access to motor vehicles

2013 Census

Access to motor vehicles in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Access to motor vehicles Canterbury Region New Zealand
No access 12,870 116,379
One 68,400 552,813
Two 78,039 565,095
Three or more 37,548 237,471
Total households stated 196,860 1,471,758
Not elsewhere included(1) 7,980 78,132
Total households 204,843 1,549,890

1. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Access to motor vehicles in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Access to motor vehicles 2001 2006 2013
No access 16,878 14,745 12,870
One 70,620 71,340 68,403
Two 65,739 75,396 78,039
Three or more 26,448 33,249 37,548
Total households stated 179,688 194,733 196,860
Not elsewhere included(1) 4,962 5,199 7,980
Total households 184,647 199,929 204,843

1. In 2001, consisted of not stated. In 2006 and 2013, consisted of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Main means of travel to work

2013 Census

Main means of travel to work for employed people in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Main means of travel to work Canterbury Region New Zealand
Worked at home 23,658 169,674
Did not go to work today 30,438 207,141
Drove a private car, truck or van 137,220 971,730
Drove a company car, truck or van 34,251 217,407
Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus 8,811 76,437
Public bus 5,616 64,380
Train 72 24,639
Motor cycle or power cycle 3,765 26,205
Bicycle 11,907 44,184
Walked or jogged 11,193 106,119
Other 2,040 18,333
Total people stated 268,968 1,926,252
Not elsewhere included(1) 8,691 74,757
Total people 277,659 2,001,006

1. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the employed census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Main means of travel to work for employed people in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Main means of travel to work 2001 2006 2013
Worked at home 22,248 22,239 23,655
Did not go to work today 28,389 30,402 30,438
Drove a private car, truck or van 116,655 132,351 137,220
Drove a company car, truck or van 20,445 27,690 34,251
Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus 7,749 9,570 8,811
Public bus 5,694 7,560 5,619
Train 174 75 72
Motor cycle or power cycle 2,295 2,628 3,765
Bicycle 10,827 11,043 11,907
Walked or jogged 11,355 12,753 11,193
Other 1,356 1,725 2,040
Total people stated 227,190 258,033 268,971
Not elsewhere included(1) 7,026 11,661 8,691
Total people 234,216 269,694 277,659

1. In 2001, consisted of not stated. In 2006 and 2013, consisted of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the employed census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.

Housing

Tenure of household

2013 Census

Tenure of household in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census

Tenure of household Canterbury Region New Zealand
Dwelling owned or partly owned    
Mortgage payments made 56,199 398,373
Mortgage payments not made 47,514 308,385
Mortgage arrangements nfd 2,598 18,687
Total households in dwellings owned or partly owned 106,314 725,448
Dwelling not owned and not held in a family trust    
Rent payments made 54,081 453,135
Rent payments not made 6,936 53,889
Rental arrangements nfd 654 5,088
Total households in dwellings not owned and not held in a family trust 61,671 512,109
Dwelling held in a family trust    
Mortgage payments made 10,140 92,439
Mortgage payments not made 14,286 108,384
Mortgage arrangements nfd 1,839 14,457
Total households in dwellings held in a family trust 26,262 215,280
Total households stated 194,247 1,452,837
Not elsewhere included(1) 10,596 97,053
Total households 204,840 1,549,890

1. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.
nfd = not further defined.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Tenure of household in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses

Tenure of household(1) 2001 2006 2013
Dwelling owned or partly owned      
Mortgage payments made 64,701 61,137 56,199
Mortgage payments not made 60,732 48,849 47,514
Mortgage arrangements nfd 1,710 3,930 2,598
Total households in dwellings owned or partly owned 127,146 113,919 106,314
Dwelling not owned and not held in a family trust(2)      
Rent payments made 44,910 48,414 54,081
Rent payments not made 4,272 7,137 6,936
Rental arrangements nfd 2,031 861 654
Total households in dwellings not owned and not held in a family trust 51,213 56,409 61,671
Dwelling held in a family trust(3)      
Mortgage payments made .. 7,827 10,140
Mortgage payments not made .. 10,578 14,283
Mortgage arrangements nfd .. 1,665 1,836
Total households in dwellings held in a family trust .. 20,073 26,262
Total households stated 178,359 190,404 194,247
Not elsewhere included(4) 6,288 9,528 10,596
Total households 184,647 199,932 204,843

1. Be careful when comparing data from 2006 or 2013 with previous censuses, as classifications and forms have changed.
2. For 2001 data, this may include some households whose home was in a family trust.
3. Information on family trusts was first collected in 2006.
4. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.
nfd = not further defined.
Symbol: .. figure not available
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Weekly rent

2013 Census

Weekly rent paid by households in Canterbury Region and New Zealand
2013 Census

Weekly rent paid(1) Canterbury Region New Zealand
Under $50 537 3,858
$50–$79 1,887 14,865
$80–$99 2,082 18,858
$100–$124 3,249 22,347
$125–$149 1,557 13,554
$150–$174 2,421 22,002
$175–$199 1,977 19,266
$200–$249 6,717 53,106
$250–$299 8,523 64,740
$300–$349 8,769 63,801
$350 and over 14,499 139,767
Total households stated 52,215 436,170
Not elsewhere included(2) 1,866 16,965
Total households 54,081 453,135
     
Median rent ($)(3) 280 280

1. Households who do not have their home in a family trust, do not own their home, and make rent payments.
2. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
3. Median weekly rent is rounded to the nearest $10.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Weekly rent paid by households in Canterbury Region
2001–2013 Censuses

Weekly rent paid(1) 2001 2006 2013
Under $50 1,992 999 540
$50–$79 5,310 3,768 1,887
$80–$99 3,069 2,898 2,082
$100–$124 5,478 3,633 3,246
$125–$149 5,370 2,868 1,557
$150–$174 6,111 4,647 2,421
$175–$199 5,328 4,281 1,977
$200–$249 6,777 9,483 6,714
$250–$299 1,872 7,782 8,523
$300–$349 807 3,372 8,769
$350 and over 753 3,363 14,499
Total households stated 42,867 47,100 52,215
Not elsewhere included(2) 2,043 1,311 1,869
Total households 44,913 48,414 54,081
       
Median rent ($)(3) 150 200 280

1. Households who do not have their home in a family trust, do not own their home, and make rent payments.
2. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
3. Median weekly rent is rounded to the nearest $10.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.
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