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Canterbury Region

Area of Canterbury Region 45,354.8 km²
Population 572,805
Male Population 282,495 (49.3%)
Female Population 290,310 (50.7%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +26.1%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +12.4%
Median Age 39.8 years old
Male Median Age 38.6 years old
Female Median Age 40.9 years old
Timezone Pacific Daylight Time
Canterbury is a region of New Zealand, located in the central-eastern South Island. Source: Wikipedia

Canterbury Region Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 454,175 466,954 509,449 572,805
Population Density 10.0 / km² 10.3 / km² 11.2 / km² 12.6 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Canterbury Region Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 12.4% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Canterbury Region +26.1% +22.7% +12.4%
New Zealand +47.3% +33.4% +17.4%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Canterbury Region Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 18,141 17,382 35,523
5-9 17,971 17,231 35,202
10-14 18,205 17,619 35,825
15-19 20,126 18,046 38,172
20-24 20,858 18,585 39,443
25-29 17,298 16,649 33,947
30-34 16,240 17,039 33,279
35-39 17,324 18,589 35,914
40-44 20,267 21,931 42,198
45-49 20,262 21,469 41,732
50-54 20,742 21,448 42,190
55-59 18,159 18,663 36,822
60-64 16,430 16,923 33,354
65-69 13,488 14,254 27,743
70-74 10,201 11,237 21,439
75-79 7,151 8,553 15,705
80-84 5,495 7,207 12,702
85 Plus 4,138 7,485 11,623
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Canterbury Region Population Density

Population Density: 12.6 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Canterbury Region 572,805 45,354.8 km² 12.6 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Canterbury Region Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1500 to 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
1500 12,377 n/a n/a
1600 21,659 5.8% 928
1700 30,941 3.6% 928
1800 26,603 -1.5% -433
1900 129,649 17.2% 10,304
1910 155,624 20% 25,975
1920 190,998 22.7% 35,374
1930 226,376 18.5% 35,378
1940 261,752 15.6% 35,376
1950 297,117 13.5% 35,365
1960 369,369 24.3% 72,252
1970 439,037 18.9% 69,668
1990 466,954 3.1% 13,958
2000 509,449 9.1% 42,495
2020 604,710 8.9% 47,630
2030 661,401 9.4% 56,691
2040 708,429 7.1% 47,028
2050 749,579 5.8% 41,150
2060 782,973 4.5% 33,394
2070 808,116 3.2% 25,143
2080 826,028 2.2% 17,912
2090 833,205 0.9% 7,177
2100 829,819 -0.4% -3,386
Sources:
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-927-2017, 2017.

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Canterbury Region CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Canterbury Region 5,137,994 t 8.97 t 113.3 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Canterbury Region Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1949 to 2020)

Average Temp
5.8°C
42.4°F
Average High
12.6°C
54.7°F
Average Low
0.4°C
32.8°F
   Record High Temperature
26.2°C
79.2°F
   Record Low Temperature
-10.2°C
13.6°F
   Average Precipitation
57.4 mm
2.3 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
10.8 days
Sources:
1. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
2. Lawrimore, Jay H.; Ray, Ron; Applequist, Scott; Korzeniewski, Bryant; Menne, Matthew J. (2016): Global Summary of the Month (GSOM), Version 1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5QV3JJ5. Accessed Fri, 17 Apr 2020 13:07:33 GMT.

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Landslide High (9)
Flood Medium (4)
Earthquake High (7.9)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.

Other places in New Zealand

Place Area Population Population Density
Auckland 6,130.1 km² 1.5 million 247.8 / km²
Bay of Plenty Region 12,513.8 km² 283,259 22.6 / km²
Chatham Islands 991.6 km² 613 0.62 / km²
Gisborne Region 8,425.1 km² 45,374 5.39 / km²
Hawke's Bay Region 17,588.5 km² 159,936 9.09 / km²
Manawatu-Wanganui Region 22,217.5 km² 234,214 10.5 / km²
Marlborough Region 10,507.9 km² 45,546 4.33 / km²
Nelson City 423.7 km² 48,800 115.2 / km²
Northland Region 13,779.3 km² 158,684 11.5 / km²
Otago Region 31,963.9 km² 214,950 6.72 / km²
Southland Region 32,280.5 km² 98,715 3.06 / km²
Taranaki Region 8,596.1 km² 116,845 13.6 / km²
Tasman Region 10,512.4 km² 49,827 4.74 / km²
Waikato Region 25,671.7 km² 431,223 16.8 / km²
Wellington Region 8,560.4 km² 500,730 58.5 / km²
West Coast Region 25,084 km² 33,726 1.34 / km²
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