Total Population for Canterbury 540,000
NOTE: Population of Christchurch is included in Canterbury region and is 375,000
The Canterbury region has everything from salmon and trout fishing, to mountain climbing, snow skiing, lakes, world class walks, heritage trials, jet boating, camping, beaches, rivers. The Canterbury region is one of New Zealand’s richest farming regions with literally hundreds of miles of green wide open spaces with breathtaking mountainous backdrops. When driving our of Christchurch the straight roads making up the Canterbury plains.
The more rural areas of Canterbury are particularly strong in the farm machinery sector while Christchurch, also in this region has the full range of vacancies in the motor industry. A range of motor industry businesses are also represented in the wider Canterbury area.