Statistics about housing give you information on physical dwellings and the people who live in them.
Reports and articles
Explore information we've gathered from research and analysis.
Perceptions of housing quality in 2010/11: Exploratory findings from the New Zealand General Social Survey (published April 2013)
Explore people’s perceptions of the quality of their housing. The focus is on the three main problems people reported – cold, damp, and smallness.
Ethnicity and crowding: A detailed examination of crowding among ethnic groups in New Zealand 1986–2006 (published May 2012).
Find out about the rates of crowding experienced by different ethnic groups in New Zealand and factors that might contribute to these differences.
Severe crowding in New Zealand since 1921: "A challenge to health and decency" (published May 2012)
Read an overview of changes in crowding patterns since the 1920s and some of the reasons that crowding has declined over time.
Household crowding in New Zealand compared with selected countries (published May 2012)
Compare household crowding rates in New Zealand with those in similar countries overseas.
Finding the crowding index that works best for New Zealand: Applying different crowding indexes to Census of Population and Dwellings data for 1986–2006 (published January 2012)
Research reveals the Canadian National Occupancy Standard, a measure of household crowding, worked best in the New Zealand context. The study recommends its use.
See more housing reports and articles.
Analyse the numbers.
Housing problems, housing satisfaction, and tenure by age group and family type, 2010
Housing problems, housing satisfaction, and tenure by ethnicity, 2010
Subnational crowding tables 1991–2006 (data from 2006 and previous censuses)
Crowding statistics by territorial authority, district health board, and area unit.
Housing indicators (based on 2006 and previous census data)
Tables and related discussion for 18 housing indicators such as occupancy rate and dwelling type.
Housing quality statistics: Table Builder tables (based on 2001 Census data and other sources)
Introductory information about our housing statistics, and links to data on Table Builder.
Housing affordability tables (based on 2003/04 HES data)
A series of links to housing data on Table Builder.
Information about data
Get technical information such as classifications used, survey design, glossary of statistical terms.
Tenure of household classification
Glossary of common terms
Get help to interpret and use our data. You can find housing-related data on these other Statistics NZ web pages.
Building Consents Issued (construction)
This monthly information release gives you statistics about the number, floor area, and value of new dwellings, and the value of alterations to existing dwellings.
Value of Building Work Put in Place (construction)
This quarterly information release provides estimates of the actual dollar value of work done on construction jobs in New Zealand
QuickStats About Housing (2006 Census)
Find information about the size of households and dwellings, ownership of dwellings, rental costs, and fuel types used for heating.
About households, families, and dwellings (2006 Census)
Find information about key housing variables, including dwelling type, tenure of household, and weekly rent paid by households.
Consumers price index (CPI)
The CPI includes housing data.
The quarterly Price Index News has articles about the CPI
Dwelling and Household Estimates
Estimates of all private dwellings and the number of households in New Zealand at a given date.
Household Economic Survey and Household Economic Survey (Income)
Find information on New Zealand households' income and expenditure in these annual information releases.
New Zealand General Social Survey
Information about the well-being of New Zealanders aged 15 years and over. You can find social and economic outcome information, including perceptions of housing quality and housing satisfaction. Learn how these results are distributed across different population groups, including owner-occupiers and renters.