The annual scorecard tracks progress against this outcome through the following measures:
Measure 1: New dwellings consented
Measure 2: New dwellings completed
Measure 3: Housing costs as a percentage of household income
Measure 4: Homelessness
Measure 5: Resident satisfaction with built environment
2022 annual scorecard
2021 annual scorecard (PDF 3.1MB) provides data on three of the five measures updated this year.
The number of new dwellings consented in Auckland continues to reach record highs.
Much of the growth in new consented homes was for multi-unit dwellings. More detail will be provided by the Development Strategy Monitoring Report in October 2022.
Housing costs as a percentage of household income have stayed largely the same, however, this percentage varies significantly across households. Renters and low-income households feel the burden of housing costs most strongly.
The last official data on homelessness was in 2018. However the need for housing support has increased during the pandemic with people who were already vulnerable being pushed into housing insecurity. This suggests that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, a significant impact on homelessness.
Three yearly progress report
The Three yearly progress report provides a more detailed analysis of trends for this outcome, drawing on a range of other reports and data sets.
2020 Three yearly progress report (PDF 17.3MB) indicates that we have made positive progress in the number of dwellings consents, including a shift towards denser, attached housing. There has also been a substantial increase in the number of new homes being built. While home ownership is still out of reach for many, affordability had improved.
The report identified some opportunities for greater progress that are important to the future of this outcome:
- Tackling a growing intermediate housing market
- Preventing homelessness
- Ensuring low carbon, resilient, healthy homes and places
A full discussion of these findings can be found in the "Homes and places" section of the
Three Yearly Progress Report (PDF 17.3MB).
Note: These monitoring reports do not capture the impacts of COVID-19. For the most recent data available for Auckland, see the Auckland Council's Research and Evaluation Unit website in the "New on Knowledge Auckland" section.