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Number of years of savings on the median household income to purchase a median-priced house

This map illustrates how many times the annual median household income a median priced house would cost in different territorial authorities. 

This chart is based on an experimental data series used to indicate purchase affordability. It uses data from a variety of StatsNZ sources, in addition to house sale price data provided by CoreLogic. 

Because of the experimental nature of these statistics there will be differences between the median rent and sales price calculated by HUD and other published sources.

Heatmap

Red shades indicate lower levels of affordability, and blue shades higher. Data are from March 2021.

Map of New Zealand, with red shades indicating lower levels of affordability, and blue shades higher. The figures for each region are in the data table below.

Source: House Sale Prices - CoreLogic; Income - modelled from Stats NZ sources.

Data table

 Territorial Authority Name

Number of Years of Household Median Income to Purchase Median Price House

Far North District

11.3

Whangarei District

9.7

Kaipara District

12.0

Thames-Coromandel District

14.4

Hauraki District

10.0

Waikato District

6.4

Matamata-Piako District

8.6

Hamilton City

9.2

Waipa District

8.5

Otorohanga District

6.1

South Waikato District

6.5

Waitomo District

6.0

Taupo District

9.4

Western Bay of Plenty District

9.6

Tauranga City

11.4

Rotorua District

8.5

Whakatane District

9.1

Kawerau District

7.8

Opotiki District

8.3

Gisborne District

9.5

Wairoa District

6.2

Hastings District

9.9

Napier City

11.2

Central Hawke's Bay District

7.9

New Plymouth District

8.4

Stratford District

6.5

South Taranaki District

6.1

Ruapehu District

6.4

Wanganui District

8.6

Rangitikei District

6.6

Manawatu District

7.8

Palmerston North City

9.0

Tararua District

6.8

Horowhenua District

10.1

Kapiti Coast District

11.8

Porirua City

8.8

Upper Hutt City

8.8

Lower Hutt City

9.4

Wellington City

8.3

Masterton District

9.0

Carterton District

8.9

South Wairarapa District

9.3

Tasman District

10.9

Nelson City

10.3

Marlborough District

9.3

Kaikoura District

7.3

Buller District

5.9

Grey District

4.7

Westland District

4.9

Hurunui District

6.9

Waimakariri District

6.6

Christchurch City

7.2

Selwyn District

6.0

Ashburton District

5.3

Timaru District

6.1

Mackenzie District

8.2

Waimate District

4.8

Waitaki District

7.0

Central Otago District

9.4

Queenstown-Lakes District

9.1

Dunedin City

9.3

Clutha District

5.9

Southland District

5.8

Gore District

5.5

Invercargill City

6.1

Auckland

10.4

Published: November 19, 2021

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