Auckland's dwelling growth to 2048
Auckland's anticipated population and dwelling growth over the next 30 years will occur across the region, as shown in the table below.
Anticipated growth in population and dwellings (2018-2048)
|Existing urban area
|Future urban area
 Source: Population and dwelling figures are based on Auckland Council’s Land Use Scenario i11 v3.
 Source: Feasible capacity 2017 is based on the Housing and business development capacity assessment for Auckland (December 2017).
 The 2018 population figure of 1,656,600 is sourced from Auckland Council’s Land Use Scenario i11 v3. Elsewhere the Auckland Plan 2050 uses the estimated population (as of 30 June 2017) of 1.66 million sourced from Statistics New Zealand.
 Feasible capacity figure includes only that which can be spatially distributed. This feasible capacity figure excludes assumed capacity for 25,000 dwellings on Housing New Zealand land and 15,000 dwellings in the rural zones. For more information on feasible capacity see How Auckland will grow and change.
Around 62 per cent of development over the next 30 years is anticipated to be within the existing urban area.
The remaining development is anticipated to occur in
future urban areas (32 per cent) and in rural areas (6 per cent). The future urban areas will be urbanised in a managed, staged approach to ensure integration between land use planning and delivery of
Anticipated dwelling growth by decade
The greatest amount of growth in residential dwelling supply is expected in the first decade of the plan. This reflects recent high population growth, which is expected to taper off and return to a more modest, long-term growth rate sometime during the first decade.
Less growth is anticipated in the future urban areas in this decade relative to other area categories. This reflects the time it will take to plan and service many of these areas with
infrastructure. The build-out of these areas may take even longer, depending on:
Decade 1 (2018-2028):