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Christchurch City Council

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Phone: (03) 941 8999
Web site:

Mayor: Lianne Dalziel
Councillors in 2016: 16 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2018: 2,135

Key financial statistics 2018

$ (in thousands)Christchurch CityMedian for all METRO councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 10,867,771 3,052,940 123,568,227
Operating Revenue 907,303 212,413 9,879,372
Operating Expenditure 785,036 225,847 10,292,961
Capital Expenditure 523,689 89,987 4,887,998
Rates Revenue 460,473 137,832 5,815,327

Source: Local Authority Financial Statistics, Statistics New Zealand

The financial profile pages for this council contains more detailed information.

The Council's current long-term plan and annual report may be available from its website:

Community statistics as at the 2013 census

Usually resident population - 2013 Census 341,472
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 348,459
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)-2.0%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 1,415
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)241.3
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 29,800

Census, Statistics New Zealand

View more QuickStats about Christchurch City on the Statistics New Zealand website.

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