Urban Development Capacity dashboard

The Urban Development Capacity dashboard provides a range of market and price efficiency indicators that help Councils to understand how their local markets are responding to growth.

About the dashboard

Councils are required to monitor and use the dashboard when implementing the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity (NPS-UDC).

Note that the dashboard works best using the Chrome web browser.

Urban Development Capacity dashboard

Market indicators

Market indicators included on the dashboard are:

  • residential building consents compared to changes in household numbers
  • dwelling sales prices
  • dwelling rents
  • ratio of dwelling sales prices to rents
  • dwelling sales volumes as a percentage of total residential stock
  • land value as a percentage of capital value
  • The Housing Affordability Measure (HAM).

Price efficiency indicators

Price efficiency indicators included on the dashboard are:

  • price-cost ratios, which compare the extent to which construction costs or land costs contribute to house prices
  • rural-urban differentials for residential land
  • industrial zone differentials
  • land concentration control indicators.

Technical reports on the price efficiency indicators

The following technical reports describe how the price efficiency indicators included on the dashboard were derived.

Other data sources

Other sources of data — held by local authorities or published by Statistics New Zealand (Stats NZ) or private data providers — can also be used to delve into housing market trends or to investigate trends in business land markets.

The evidence and monitoring guidance outlines how these additional data sources can be used to supplement and enhance the information provided on the dashboard.

Published: May 18, 2020