Housing - M10

21 April 2017 03:00 p.m.
Next release
15 June 2017 03:00 p.m.
PropertyIQ (House sales, HPI, Housing value), Statistics New Zealand
House sales House price index Total value of housing stock Residential investment (GDP)
Date (Number) (Index) ($m) (Real $m)
Previous years:
Dec 2014 26,135 1842 767,986 3,443
Dec 2015 28,185 2048 873,190 3,525
Mar 2016 28,169 2119 905,368 3,556
Jun 2016 30,110 2251 959,850 3,812
Sep 2016 25,339 2322 1,001,785 3,867
Dec 2016 22,938 2331 1,013,840 3,890

The Data: Coverage, Periodicity, and Timeliness

Coverage characteristics

The total value of housing, house price index and number of house sales are sourced from PropertyIQ.

The value of residential investment is sourced from Statistics New Zealand's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data.




PropertyIQ data is published around four months after the end of the reference quarter.

GDP is published around three months after the end of the reference quarter.

Access by the public

Statistics release calendar

The Statistics Release Calendar is updated monthly and provides releases dates up to six-months ahead.


Dissemination of terms and conditions under which official statistics are produced, including confidentiality of individual responses

The data has been reproduced with the permission of PropertyIQ and Statistics New Zealand.

Provision of information about revisions and advance notice of major changes in methodology

Revisions are generally published when a table is next due to be updated and released. New or revised data is in bold font.


Dissemination of documentation on methodology and sources used in preparing statistics

Data is sourced from Property IQ and Statistics New Zealand.

Total value of housing stock

Includes all private sector residential dwellings (detached houses, flats and apartments), lifestyle blocks (with a dwelling), detached houses converted to flats and ‘home and income' properties.

Data is sourced from PropertyIQ.

Residential investment

Gross fixed capital formation on residential buildings.

Data is sourced from Statistics New Zealand's Gross Domestic Product publication.

House price index (HPI)

The HPI measures the movement in house prices for local council areas throughout New Zealand, providing an indicator of capital growth and how prices are trending in an area.

Data is sourced from PropertyIQ.

Number of house sales

Number of freehold open market sales of residential and lifestyle dwellings.

Data is sourced from the PropertyIQ.

Symbols and conventions

0 Value rounded to zero
- Zero or not applicable
.. Not available
bold Revised/new
italics Provisional

General notes

  • Individual figures may not sum to the totals due to rounding
  • Percentage changes are calculated on unrounded numbers
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