Rental bond data

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About the data

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

This data comes from MBIE's tenancy bond database, which records all new rental bonds that are lodged with us each month. The monthly files are updated every second Thursday of the month. Quarterly files are updated 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 (TA), January 1993 - October 2018 (updated monthly)

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.


By region, January 1993 - October 2018 (updated monthly)


Quarter 1, 1993 - Quarter 3, 2018 (updated quarterly)


This file explains how the Statistical Area Unit (SAU) codes found in the Detailed tables link to Territorial Authorities and Regions. The Detailed tables use Census 2001 Area Units.


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