Halswell Domain

Halswell Domain
View from the Model Engineers' site in the Halswell Domain

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Statistics from the last Census

As most people are aware, 2013 was the year of our last national Census.  Results are still coming out but many came out at the end of last year.

Two infographics that may be of interest are:
This one looking at changes since the last Census in 2006 and presenting them as if New Zealand were a village of 100 people, and

This one about the changes to Greater Christchurch (Christchurch City, Selwyn District, and Waimakariri) post earthquakes.

Christchurch City Council have also put together some of the Census information for Halswell.  You can look at it on this page on the Halswell Community Website.

Of interest is:
  • The main growth has happened in Aidanfield, Westmorland and Halswell on the Park.  
  • There are  a similar number of people aged less than 15 compared with the rest New Zealand. 
  • There are fewer single people living here than in the rest of Christchurch and NZ.
  • We are not a very diverse lot - with a high number of Europeans and low numbers of other groups (Maori, Pacific or Asian).
  • Overall, we are a very well off community:  the mean household  AND mean personal income in Halswell is well above that of both Christchurch and New Zealand.
  • 52 percent of people are in full time employment compared with 48% for the whole of New Zealand
  • Relatively few people living here are renting and rents are high compared to the rest of Christchurch and there are a lot of large houses here compared with the rest of the country.
  • 87% of us have internet access (compared with only 79% across NZ)
Find out more by checking out the link above.  Another good place to look at information is here where you can play around with a map and check out figures for all the area units around Halswell.

At this stage I haven't managed to work out exactly how many people were living here on Census night in 2013! Watch this space of work it out for yourself and write a comment about it below.

You may also be interested in some of the recent research that has been completed around Halswell and which you can find on this page on our website.