State of the Nation report February 2017

Feb 8, 2017 | Reports

Here is the report ‘Off the Track’ February 2017

 

What the report says on housing

 

 

The report finds that housing has become harder to find and less affordable in Auckland, but the situation is more stable elsewhere.

The report says Auckland’s population grew by 181,500 in the five years to last September. At the 2006 census average of three people per dwelling, it needed 60,500 more homes to cope.

In fact, only 39,627 new homes were consented – a shortfall of about 20,000.

In contrast, the population everywhere else grew by 174,500, requiring 58,167 more homes.

In fact, 89,907 new homes were consented – more than enough.

The result is that both house prices and rents have risen faster than incomes in Auckland, but have been stable in most other places.

Average Auckland rents jumped from $392 to $490 a week in the five years to December. An average Auckland wage-earner worked 14.2 hours a week to pay the rent five years ago, and now works 16 hours just to pay rent.

For comparison, the average hours required to pay the rent increased only from 10.8 to 11.8 hours a week in Christchurch, and from 11.2 to 11.5 hours a week in Wellington.

Report author Alan Johnson said the Government should be more “hands-on” to fill Auckland’s housing gap.

“Maybe the state has to be more active in land development instead of relying almost entirely on the market.”

Recent articles

Annual Report

CHA’s 2020/21 Annual Report

CHA’s 2020/21 Annual Report

Strategic Plan

CHA’s Strategic Plan 2018

CHA’s Strategic Plan 2018

Featured Network

Residential Tenancies Act Community of Practice

Residential Tenancies Act Community of Practice

Our Place

Our Place Report 2017

Our Place Report 2017

Case Studies

Media Releases

News

Anti-Social Behaviour notes Nov 21

Tenants Protection Association (Chch) Inc. Notes for presentation at Tenancy Management Community of Practice Nov 2021 Anti-Social Behaviour notes Nov 21

Tenancy Management COP November 2021 summary

tenancy-management-cop-november-2021-summary The final Tenancy Management Community of Practice for 2021 was held via zoom on 11th November 2021. This Community of Practice is relevant for advocates, practitioners, navigators and tenancy managers involved in...

Newsletters

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 2 May 2022

Human Rights Commission releases troubling indicators on habitability, COVID-19 RESPONSE, First funds released from council housing reserve, Seven-point plan released to tackle cost of living, Community Finance nominated for top industry award, In the News, Events,...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 19 April 2022

Haere rā to Brennan Rigby, Manager of Systems Shift, And the Supreme Business Excellence Award goes to…, CHA and Community Finance highlighted as leading housing systems change, Changes to the Healthy Homes Standards finalised, Practical Actions on Climate Change,...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 4 April 2022

Welcome to Justin Latif, CHA's new Communications Lead, COVID-19 Response, Ministry for the Environment releases draft National Medium Density Design Guide, Fair Pay Agreement Bill update, Update on the Incorporated Societies Bill, In The News, Events, Community...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 21 March 2022

COVID-19 RESPONSE, From bank overdraft debt repayment plan and into a 'rent-to-own' place of their own, Homelessness Action Plan 18 Month Review, In the News, EVENTS, Sector Call online zoom on Property Management Regulations, Property Council New Zealand -...

Submissions

Legislation

Reports

Research

Community Housing Aotearoa

Contact Us

Contact Info

Level 11, Ranchhod Tower,
39 The Terrace /
102-112 Lambton Quay
PO Box 11543
Wellington 6142

+04 385 8722

support@communityhousing.org.nz

Follow On