While many areas around New Zealand face a "man drought", that is not the case for Christchurch.
The city has nearly 6000 more young men aged 20-29 than women the same age, according to the latest Greater Christchurch Dashboard.
Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says that is just one statistic from the dashboard, which looks into population changes since the 2011 earthquakes.
"As many of us who live in the region have seen first-hand, there's been a significant population shift from Christchurch city to the neighbouring Selwyn and Waimakariri districts," Ms Wagner said.
The dashboard shows the population of central Christchurch dropped by 2700, or 32.3 percent, between 2010 and 2016. Overall, the Canterbury population grew by 32,200, or 5.7 percent.