Housing statistics - Managed stock

Housing New Zealand is the country’s largest residential landlord. We own or manage more than 60,000 properties.

As part our work we are continually working to ensure that we have enough of the right kinds of homes, in the right places, to meet demand.

Currently we have too many homes in provincial areas and not enough homes in urban areas where there is a higher level of social housing demand. We also have too many three-bedroom homes and not enough smaller units or homes for larger families in areas of demand. To better meet demand and improve the condition of our homes we are working to reconfigure our portfolio.

The Ministry of Social Development report

The Ministry of Social Development publishes a quarterly social housing report(external link), which can be found on their website. Note that there may be some variations in MSD and HNZ reporting. This is due to differences in timing and processes. The MSD data provides a snapshot at a specific point in time, the HNZ data is drawn from an operational database that reflects changes in tenant status.

Archived reports

You can read older reports in our Housing Statistics archive section.

Current reports

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