Technical publications and research
The Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit (RIMU) publishes a range of technical documents including a technical report series that explains the results of council research projects.
For more information about RIMU's work, read our Capability Statement 2016 (PDF 829KB).
RIMU has published reports about Auckland data from the 2013 census including profiles for each local board.
Cameron Partners - Review of Alternative Sources of Financing (PDF 1.1MB)
Ernst & Young - Review of Alternative Sources of Financing (PDF 6.1MB)
Auckland Research and Policy Bulletin
Auckland Research and Policy Bulletin 3: Residential property amalgamation and aggregation in Auckland, 2004-2014 (PDF 1.2MB)
Auckland Research and Policy Bulletin 1. Ecological status of mangrove removal sites in the Auckland region (PDF 961KB)
Auckland Research and Policy Bulletin 2. The value of land, floorspace and amenities in Auckland (PDF 1.1MB)
Brand Health and Values Survey
Residents' Brand Health and Values Survey, September 2013 (PDF 2MB)
Business and economy
Business and economy in Auckland 2014 (PDF 2.9MB)
Capacity for growth study
For reports on residential, business and rural land availability in Auckland, see capacity for growth study.
Aucklanders 50 and over
- presents a health, social and demographic summary analysis of the life experiences of older Aucklanders
- assesses the data from the Auckland-resident sample of the New Zealand Longitudinal Study of Ageing.
Aucklanders 50 and over - Executive summary (PDF 179KB)
Aucklanders 50 and over - Full report (PDF 1.1MB)
Children and young people in Auckland report
Children and young people in Auckland 2012 (PDF 3.5MB)
This report assesses the range of international studies that include Auckland in their ranking of how cities perform.
City benchmarking: an overview of Auckland’s rankings in the global context, TR2015/027 (PDF 337KB)
Funded services to migrants and refugees in Auckland
This report provides an overview of funded services organisations that assist with the settlement of migrants and refugees in Auckland.
Funded services to migrants and refugees in Auckland (PDF 736KB)
Half way house the Dominion Road ethnic precinct
Half way house the Dominion Road ethnic precinct - Part 1 (PDF 3.6MB)
Half way house the Dominion Road ethnic precinct - Part 2 (PDF 1.9MB)
Half way house the Dominion Road ethnic precinct - Part 3 (PDF 3.9MB)
Half way house the Dominion Road ethnic precinct - Part 4 (PDF 3.8MB)
Half way house the Dominion Road ethnic precinct - Part 5 (PDF 3.4MB)
Lessons for successful Mana Whenua engagement
Tips for those who want to engage well with Mana Whenua, but who might not know where to start. These recommendations provide a starting point for ensuring engagement starts well and continues positively.
Lessons for successful Mana Whenua engagement. Tips for people who don't know where to start (PDF 334KB)
See also, TR2016/041 Te Auaunga Awa (Oakley Creek) social evaluation: report 1 - engagement (PDF 3.1MB)
Quality of life survey
Quality of life survey 2014 Auckland results (PDF 2.5MB)
Social innovation in Auckland 2013
Social innovation is a growing global movement where social enterprises, businesses and governments use new strategies and ideas to solve social, creative and environmental problems.
Social innovation has considerable potential in Auckland to implement the projects that support the Auckland Plan's vision to become the world's most liveable city.
The council's first report on social innovation highlights the social innovation taking place in Auckland.
Social innovation in Auckland 2013 (PDF 3.2MB)
Environmental monitoring plan
Environmental monitoring plan 2014 (PDF 2.7MB)
An overview and summary of Auckland Council's environmental monitoring programmes including air quality, freshwater, land and soil, marine, and terrestrial biodiversity.
This framework supports the development of high quality, robust evidence focusing on important strategic priority areas. It enables us to respond to changing and emerging issues and provides a platform for :
- business improvement and
- enhanced organisational effectiveness.
It also helps to maximise strategic alliances and collaboration and improves visibility by explaining and mobilising knowledge.
Evidence framework 2016 (PDF 313KB)
Evidence framework 2016 summary (PDF 209KB)
For the May 2016 report on Auckland's housing challenges, see what research has Auckland Council done about attitudes to housing challenges in Auckland?
Residential property amalgamation and aggregation in Auckland, 2004-2014 (January 2016) (PDF 7.3MB)
Housing choice and preference: a review of the literature (July 2015) (PDF 361KB)
The housing we'd choose: a study of housing preferences, choices and trade-offs in Auckland (May 2015) (PDF 4.1MB)
The value of land, floorspace and amenities: A hedonic price analysis of property sales in Auckland 2011-2014 (April 2015) (PDF 4.6MB)
To buy or not to buy? A spatial analysis of house prices and rents in Auckland, 2001-2013 (February 2015) (PDF 1MB)
Auckland's housing market: spatial trends in dwelling prices and affordability for first home buyers (September 2014) (PDF 2.4MB)
Long-term vacant residentially zoned land in Auckland: reasons for prolonged land vacancy and development potential (September 2014) (PDF 2.5MB)
You can also view our Capacity for Growth Study.
Impact of the Hauraki Gulf amenity on the land price of neighbourhood properties (PDF 484KB)
A case study that evaluated the impacts of the Hauraki Gulf on property land values on the North Shore
Moving on up: Relaxing land use restrictions can lift Auckland city (PDF 1.8MB)
This report sets up the trade‐offs and order of magnitude of the costs associated with relaxing a stylised floor-to-area restriction across the Auckland region.
You can also read the Capacity for Growth Study.
Monitoring Research Quarterly
December 2016 PDF 4.9MB)
August 2016 (PDF 509KB)
April 2016 (PDF 2.2MB)
Planning approaches for the management of surf breaks in New Zealand (PDF 2.8MB)
A report on current practices and literature about planning processes and sustainable management approaches for surf breaks in New Zealand.
See also Surf Break Protection Society.
Auckland Council Research strategy and priority research areas 2013-2016 September 2013 (PDF 1.6MB)
Auckland Council research plans 2015 (PDF 1.6MB)
State of Auckland report
Stream Ecological Valuation (SEV)
Stream Ecological Valuation (SEV) is a method for assessing the ecological functions of Auckland streams.
Two technical reports, a user's guide and support document are available as described below:
TR2011/009 - Stream Ecological Valuation (SEV): a method for assessing the ecological functions of Auckland streams (PDF 518KB)
TR2016/023 Stream ecological valuation: application to intermittent streams (PDF 7.2MB)
Stream Ecological Valuation (SEV) - A user's guide (PDF 2.6MB)
Stream Ecological Valuation (SEV) field sheets (PDF 91KB)
SEV calculator and fish index of biological integrity spreadsheets
Visit the Knowledge Auckland website for copies of the:
For questions or requests for more information on the SEV method, email the SEV team.
Street trading and other bylaw fees review
Street trading and other bylaw fees review (PDF 911KB)
For more information about research projects and technical publications and reports, email the RIMU team.