Housing market indicators

As part of the guidance prepared for the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity (NPS-UDC) a dashboard of housing indicators was released.

The data series behind the measures can be downloaded individually through the dashboard, but we are making all the data series available for download in a single file. The documentation and source code is also available.

If you have any questions, comments or requests, please send them to housinginfo@mbie.govt.nz.

About the data

This data comes from a number of sources:

  • Data purchased from Corelogic on housing sales, rating valuations and property attributes
  • MBIE's tenancy bond database
  • Statistics NZ

Data will be updated quarterly approximately 2-3 months after quarter end once third party data is available.

NPS-UDC market indicators

The dashboard provides information on a range of market indicators that local authorities are required to monitor as part of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity.

Market indicators included on the dashboard are:

  • Residential building consents compared to changes in household numbers
  • Dwelling sales prices
  • Dwelling rents
  • Ratio of dwelling sales prices to rents
  • Dwelling sales volumes as a percentage of total residential stock
  • Land value as a percentage of capital value
  • The Housing Affordability Measure (HAM)

The indicators have been aggregated quarterly by census area unit, ward and territorial authority using 2013 Statistics NZ geographical areas. They have also been aggregated by expanded urban area - a grouping of territorial authorities used in the NPS.

The data is under a Creative Commons licence. This means you can use the data free of charge to perform your own analysis, as long as you credit us ('The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment') as the source of the data.

About the NPS-UDC

The NPS-UDC was developed by the Ministry for the Environment and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

For more information on the NPS-UDC: