Monthly Archives: December 2013

Is Auckland as low density as they say it is?

Auckland’s urban limits have been much in the news recently. On the one hand, there is pressure to free up ‘greenfields’ land on the outskirts for more housing. For example, the Productivity Commission’s 2012 Housing Affordability Enquiry highlighted the central … Continue reading

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Europeans dominate Auckland’s affluent areas

Census-based affluence and deprivation indices provide us with a snapshot of the distribution of Auckland’s ethnic groups across the city’s poorest and wealthiest neighbourhoods. Maori and Pacific people constitute only 9 per cent of the population of the most affluent … Continue reading

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Auckland has the most affluent suburbs and households, but Wellington is the more affluent city.

The 2001 and 2006 censuses show that affluence is disproportionately concentrated in New Zealand’s largest cities. While Auckland and Wellington had 33.2 per cent and 9.1 per cent respectively of the national population in 2006, half (56%) of New Zealand’s … Continue reading

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