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Auckland Council The Auckland Plan

Te āheinga me te taurikura

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

Scorecard measures

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.

2022 annual scorecard

The 2022 annual scorecard (PDF 13MB) provides updated data on all measures this year.

Labour productivity has slightly decreased and remains above the national average.

Average wages in Auckland increased across all ethnicities.

The unemployment rate is the lowest it has been since 2008. This is an improvement from the impacts of the pandemic in 2021.

Growth in employment in advanced industries is less than the previous year, although not as large as the drop in employment growth in industries overall.

The educational achievement of young people has remained about the same since 2014.

Zoned industrial land had a small net gain, largely attributed to conversion of zoning from "Special Purpose - Quarry" to "Light Industrial" in Wiri (25 hectares). Loss in business land in some areas should be noted. Small decreases in some areas have occurred due to the vesting of land as legal roads and open space, and a larger decrease has occurred through the zone change from "Light Industry" to "Mixed Use Zone" in Drury (13.5 hectares).

Internet usage continues to correlate with income and usage has improved. The results of the 2021 survey indicate that only two per cent of those on lower incomes are non-users of the internet. The measure of internet usage by income appears to be improving and becoming less of an issue as internet use is near saturation (99 per cent for those aged 65 years and under).

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 (PDF 17.3MB) 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 (PDF 17.3MB).

Note: The Three yearly progress report (PDF 17.3MB) 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) 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

​Measure 7: Educational achievement of young people