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Snapshot of Greater Christchurch Regeneration

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Resident population

30 June 2017 (vs 30 June 2016)
Area Population Percentage
change
Greater Christchurch 500,100 +2.3%
Christchurch central city 5,860 +4.5%

Source: Stats NZ

Unemployment rate

June 2018 quarter (vs June 2017 quarter)
Area Unemployment
rate
Change (in
percentage points)
Canterbury 4.0% +0.2pp
New Zealand 4.4% -0.2pp

Source: Stats NZ

Average weekly earnings

June 2018 quarter (vs June 2017 quarter)

Canterbury's average weekly earnings for the June 2018 quarter were $969. This was a 3.8% increase compared to the June 2017 quarter, and was 95% of the national average weekly earnings.

Source: Stats NZ

Average house values

June 2018 (vs June 2017)
Area Average
house value
Percentage
change
Selwyn $547,662 +0.3%
Christchurch $494,707 -0.3%
Waimakariri $440,005 0.0%
New Zealand $675,680 +5.7%

Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)

Average weekly rent

June 2018 (vs June 2017)
Area Average
weekly rent
Percentage
change
Greater Christchurch $384 +1.1%
Wellington $457 +5.5%
Auckland $548 +2.6%

Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)

Growth in real GDP

March 2018 quarter (vs March 2017 quarter)
Area GDP growth Change (in
percentage points)
Greater Christchurch +2.6% +0.5pp
New Zealand +2.6% -0.3pp

Source: Infometrics Ltd

Growth in value of exports

12 months to June 2018 (vs 12 months to June 2017)
Area Export growth Change (in
percentage points)
Canterbury ports +1.1% -3.3pp
New Zealand +11.4% +10.3pp

Source: Stats NZ

Guest nights in Greater Christchurch

12 months to June (share of New Zealand total)
Year Number of guest nights Percentage
of NZ total
2017 2.95 million 7.6%
2018 3.26 million 8.2%

This change represents a 10.7% increase between 2017 and 2018.

Source: Stats NZ

International visitor arrivals

12 months to June 2018 (vs 12 months to June 2017)
Airport Number of
arrivals
Percentage
change
Christchurch Airport 554,496 +8.5%
All New Zealand ports 3,800,000
(rounded)
+4.0%

Source: Stats NZ

Annual bus trip numbers

12 months to June 2018 (vs 12 months to June 2017)

Greater Christchurch bus users took 13.6 million trips in the 12 months to June 2018, which was a 0.8% increase from the previous year.

Source: Environment Canterbury (Ecan)

Last updated: 
Thursday, 27 September 2018

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