Rental bond data

This rental bond data provides information about the activity level in the housing rental market.

About the data

The files below are for private bonds, starting from January 1993. 'Private' means private sector landlords.

This data comes from our tenancy bond database, which records all new rental bonds that are lodged with us each month. We update the monthly files every second Thursday of the month. We update the quarterly files every second Thursday of the quarter.

Make sure you always use the latest file available. This is because slight delays between a bond being lodged and the details being recorded in the database can cause figures for the latest month to change the next month.

By territorial authority, January 1993 - April 2019

We update the data in these files every month.

TA stands for Territorial Authority.

Note: The Territorial Authorities in these files are pre-2011. This means that "Auckland" refers to the pre-merger Auckland City area. For post-merger Auckland, use the "Auckland" column in the regional tables below.

Lodged bonds by TA [CSV, 82 KB] 

Active bonds by TA [CSV, 110 KB] 

Closed bonds by TA [CSV, 81 KB] 

Mean rents by TA [CSV, 94 KB] 

Geometric mean rents by TA [CSV, 94 KB] 

Synthetic upper quartile rents by TA [CSV, 95 KB] 

Synthetic lower quartile rents by TA [CSV, 92 KB] 

Standard deviation of log rents by TA [CSV, 404 KB] 

By region, January 1993 - April 2019

We update the data in these files every month.

Lodged bonds by region [CSV, 26 KB] 

Active bonds by region [CSV, 33 KB] 

Closed bonds by region [CSV, 26 KB] 

Mean rents by region [CSV, 25 KB] 

Geometric mean rents by region [CSV, 25 KB] 

Synthetic upper quartile rents by region [CSV, 25 KB] 

Synthetic lower quartile rents by region [CSV, 25 KB] 

Standard deviation of log rents by region [CSV, 98 KB]  

Quarter 1, 1993 - Quarter 1, 2019

We update the data in these files every quarter.

Detailed lodged bonds [CSV, 6.9 MB]

Detailed active bonds [CSV, 7 MB]

Detailed closed bonds [CSV, 6.9 MB]

Detailed mean rents [CSV, 7.9 MB]

Detailed geometric mean rents [CSV, 7.9 MB]

Detailed synthetic upper quartile rents [CSV, 7.9 MB]

Detailed synthetic lower quartile rents [CSV, 7.9 MB]

Detailed standard deviation of log rents [CSV, 18 MB]

Geographical table

The file below provides the Statistical Area Unit (SAU) codes and their corresponding geographical areas. Using this file, the SAU codes found in the detailed tables can be matched to Territorial Authorities and regions. The detailed tables use Census 2001 Area Units:

Geographical Table [CSV, 89 KB]

Using data under Creative Commons

We're making this raw data available 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.

If you have any questions, comments or requests, email housinginfo@mbie.govt.nz

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