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Indicator 3: dwelling occupancy status

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Not all habitable dwellings in New Zealand are occupied all year round. This indicator explores the regional variation in the number of vacant dwellings.

Across New Zealand, usage of dwelling stock varies. Dwellings that do not suit the needs of New Zealand households may remain unoccupied over time. Additionally, large numbers of baches or holiday homes may result in a high percentage of unoccupied dwellings in popular holiday destinations. In the Thames-Coromandel District, for example, 48.6 percent of dwellings were unoccupied at the time of the 2006 Census. In Manukau City, however, only 4.6 percent of dwellings were unoccupied. At 9.6 percent, the proportion of unoccupied dwellings in the South Taranaki and Ashburton Districts were closer to the total New Zealand proportion of 9.7 percent.

Graph, Percentage of Dwellings that were Unoccupied.

Tables

19.0 Unoccupied dwellings as a percentage of total dwellings, 1996, 2001, 2006
19.1 Dwellings under construction as a percentage of total dwellings, 1996, 2001, 2006

Specifications

  • Data source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings
  • Frequency: five yearly (available from 1996 onwards)
  • Geographic level of data availability: New Zealand, regional council, territorial authority and urban area. Data may be available down to area unit level subject to confidentiality.
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