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Pioneer Sport and Recreation Centre, a major sports facility in Spreydon
Basic information
Local authority Christchurch
Electoral ward Spreydon
Land area 296 ha (1.14 sq mi)*
Coordinates 43°34′S 172°37′E / 43.567°S 172.617°E / -43.567; 172.617
Population 9640 (June 2021)
North Addington
East Sydenham
Southeast Barrington
South Hoon Hay
Southwest Halswell
West Hillmorton
St Nicholas Anglican Church, Barrington Street, Christchurch
St Nicholas Anglican Church

Spreydon is a suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand, 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south-south-west of Cathedral Square. The most central street through Spreydon is Barrington Street. Spreydon is flanked by the suburbs Hoon Hay, Sydenham, and Lower Cashmere. State Highway 76 marks the northern boundary of the suburb, including the eastern end of the Christchurch Southern Motorway.

Spreydon was constituted as a borough in 1911. It merged into the city of Christchurch in 1921.


Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre
Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre
  • Barrington Shopping Centre, Redeveloped in 2012 houses many shops including a major supermarket, pharmacy, The Warehouse, banks and post office as well as a number of other boutique and lifestyle stores.
  • Pioneer Leisure Centre, opened in 1978, is a council-owned and operated centre with swimming pools, an indoor sports stadium and a fitness centre.


Spreydon covers 2.96 km2 (1.14 sq mi). It had an estimated population of 9640 as of June 2021, with a population density of 3257 people per km2.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2006 8,499 —    
2013 8,724 +0.37%
2018 9,207 +1.08%

Spreydon had a population of 9,207 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 483 people (5.5%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 708 people (8.3%) since the 2006 census. There were 3,732 households. There were 4,515 males and 4,698 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.96 males per female, with 1,620 people (17.6%) aged under 15 years, 2,055 (22.3%) aged 15 to 29, 4,311 (46.8%) aged 30 to 64, and 1,227 (13.3%) aged 65 or older.

Ethnicities were 80.8% European/Pākehā, 12.3% Māori, 4.2% Pacific peoples, 11.3% Asian, and 2.6% other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities).

The proportion of people born overseas was 22.5%, compared with 27.1% nationally.

Although some people objected to giving their religion, 50.9% had no religion, 35.6% were Christian, 1.7% were Hindu, 0.8% were Muslim, 0.8% were Buddhist and 2.9% had other religions.

Of those at least 15 years old, 1,827 (24.1%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 1,359 (17.9%) people had no formal qualifications. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 4,122 (54.3%) people were employed full-time, 1,059 (14.0%) were part-time, and 270 (3.6%) were unemployed.

Individual statistical areas
Name Population Households Median age Median income
Spreydon West 3,063 1,251 35.0 years $36,300
Spreydon North 3,780 1,527 34.0 years $34,100
Spreydon South 2,364 954 38.8 years $31,000
New Zealand 37.4 years $31,800


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Te Ara Koropiko West Spreydon School

Christchurch South Karamata Intermediate School is an intermediate school for years 7 to 8 with a roll of 526 students. It opened in 1939.

Te Kura o Mōkihi Spreydon School and Te Ara Koropiko West Spreydon School are contributing primary schools for years 1 to 6 with rolls of 296 and 275 students, respectively. Te Kura o Mōkihi Spreydon School opened as Upper Heathcote School in 1865 and Te Ara Koropiko West Spraydon School opened in 1926.

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Whānau Tahi is a composite school for years 1 to 15 teaching entirely in the Māori language. It has a roll of 147 students. It started in 1989.

All of these are coeducational state schools. Rolls are as of July 2016.

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