Population Statistics, information and background

Growth occurred throughout the district, but the lion's share is in the "commuter belt", close to Christchurch. This high-growth area includes West Melton, Rolleston, Lincoln, Springston, Prebbleton and many rural "lifestyle blocks" and is addressed by the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy.

Stats NZ has good information on Population Estimates, Population and Household Projections, and other information.

LTP 2021 Projections

These projections were drafted early 2020 to inform the development of the LTP 2021.

Growth and Demand Report

Projections [PDF, 684 KB]

Other Projects

The Greater Christchurch Partnership undertook a Settlement Pattern Update, called Our Space. This produced some projections for the Greater Christchurch area only.

Our Space

Previous LTP Projections

LTP 2018

LTP 2015

Finally, these projections are not set in stone. They will be updated regularly to reflect any big changes in water availability, zoning rules etc. So please come back from time to time and check the data. You just might find that things have changed!

If you have any questions please contact the Duty Planner on Phone 0800 SELWYN (735 996) or email contactus@selwyn.govt.nz