CDC compiles monthly and quarterly reports on all aspects of Canterbury’s economy. This information is widely distributed to government and Council organisations, industry and business in Canterbury and around New Zealand. It builds an accurate picture of the region’s economic activity and allows regional, national and historic comparison.


Christchurch and Canterbury Key Statistics

For key statistics on Christchurch and Canterbury, such as population and employment by industry, please click here. This page also contains the monthly snapshot.


Christchurch City Scorecard

The Christchurch City Scorecard showing recent economic performance and Christchurch’s position against similar sized Australasian cities can be found here.


Quarterly Indicators

Click on the statistics below for more information on key indicators for the local economy.

GDPGross Domestic Product Retail TradeRetail Trade Guest NightsGuest Nights
EmploymentEmployment EarningsEarnings MigrationInternational Migration
Building WorkBuilding Work in Place Building ConsentsBuilding Consents



For a more detailed report on the state of the local economy, download the Quarterly report here.