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Auckland Council The Auckland Plan

Opportunity and Prosperity progress

We know we have achieved this outcome when Auckland’s economy is prosperous, with many opportunities, and delivers a better standard of living for everyone.

Annual scorecard

The annual scorecard tracks progress against this outcome through the following measures:

Measure 1: Labour productivity

Measure 2: Aucklanders' average wages

Measure 3: Employment in advanced industries

Measure 4: Zoned industrial land

Measure 5: Level of unemployment

Measure 6: Internet usage based on income

Measure 7: Educational achievement of young people

The 2020 annual scorecard shows that labour productivity and average wages in Auckland have continued to rise and unemployment has decreased for the period. This includes median weekly earnings increasing for all ethnic groups. There has been no significant change for the other measures: employment in advanced industries, zoned industrial land and educational achievement of young people.

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 employment, income and wages and participation in early childhood and tertiary education. Our digital access is also improving and employment in our knowledge-intensive industries continues to grow faster than the national increase.

The report identified some opportunities for greater progress that are important to the future of this outcome:

  • Addressing the ability to afford everyday needs
  • Developing skills for the future
  • Supporting business resilience through innovation

A full discussion of these findings can be found in the Opportunity and Prosperity chapter of the Three Yearly Progress report.

Note: These monitoring reports do not caputure the impacts of Covid-19. For the most recent data available for Auckland (for example on the economic impacts of Covid-19) go to Auckland Council's Research and Evaluation Unit website in the 'new on Knowledge Auckland' section.


Measure 1: Labour productivity

​Measure 2: Aucklanders average wages

​Measure 3: Employment in advanced industries

​Measure 4: Zoned industrial land

​Measure 5: Level of unemployment

Measure 6: Internet usage based on income