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Auckland Council The Auckland Plan

Homes and Places progress

We know we have achieved this outcome when Aucklanders live in secure, healthy, and affordable homes, and have access to a range of inclusive public places.

Annual scorecard

Scorecard measures

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

2021 annual scorecard

The 2021 annual scorecard shows that the number of new dwellings consented and completed in Auckland continued to reach record highs.

Much of the growth in new consented homes was for multi-unit dwellings. Housing costs as a percentage of household income have stayed largely the same, as has resident satisfaction with the built environment at a neighbourhood level.

We estimate homelessness has decreased slightly since 2013.

The 2018 homelessness data does not reflect the impacts of COVID-19 or more recent policies.

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.

The 2020 Three Yearly progress report 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.

Note: The  Three Yearly Progress Report does not capture the impacts of COVID-19. For the most recent data available for Auckland (for example on the economic impacts of COVID-19), see the Auckland Council's Research and Evaluation Unit website in the ‘new on Knowledge Auckland’ section.

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 their built environment