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Basic information
Local authority Christchurch
Electoral ward Cashmere
Land area 88 ha (0.34 sq mi)*
Coordinates 43°33′48″S 172°38′37″E / 43.56333°S 172.64361°E / -43.56333; 172.64361
Population 2,410 (June 2022)
North Sydenham
Northeast St Martins
Southeast Huntsbury
South Cashmere
West Somerfield

Beckenham is an inner suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand, located three kilometres south of the city centre. The Ōpāwaho / Heathcote River winds through this predominantly residential suburb, a section of which is often referred to locally as the "Beckenham Loop". Beckenham is bounded by Sydenham to the north, Somerfield to the west, Cashmere and Huntsbury to the south and St Martins to the east.


Beckenham covers 0.88 km2 (0.34 sq mi). It had an estimated population of 2,410 as of June 2022, with a population density of 2739 people per km2.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2006 2,451 —    
2013 2,442 −0.05%
2018 2,403 −0.32%

Beckenham had a population of 2,403 at the 2018 New Zealand census, a decrease of 39 people (-1.6%) since the 2013 census, and a decrease of 48 people (-2.0%) since the 2006 census. There were 897 households. There were 1,125 males and 1,275 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.88 males per female. The median age was 41.2 years (compared with 37.4 years nationally), with 492 people (20.5%) aged under 15 years, 396 (16.5%) aged 15 to 29, 1,149 (47.8%) aged 30 to 64, and 363 (15.1%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 93.4% European/Pākehā, 6.2% Māori, 0.9% Pacific peoples, 3.4% Asian, and 2.9% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).

The proportion of people born overseas was 24.0%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 61.7% had no religion, 29.8% were Christian, 0.7% were Hindu, 0.2% were Muslim, 0.4% were Buddhist and 2.0% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 747 (39.1%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 198 (10.4%) people had no formal qualifications. The median income was $39,000, compared with $31,800 nationally. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 1,005 (52.6%) people were employed full-time, 342 (17.9%) were part-time, and 48 (2.5%) were unemployed.

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