Summarised by Centrist
Auckland has met with an influx of about 47,000 new residents in the past year, primarily due to international migration. This surge has outpaced the rate of new home construction. On average, Auckland households consist of three individuals, necessitating nearly 16,000 new homes. Recent data from Auckland Council reveals that just over 15,000 new dwellings were completed in the same period, resulting in a shortfall of hundreds of homes for the year.
Why does this matter? This shift from previous years, when housing supply exceeded population demands, raises concerns about potential strains on essential services, including water, sewage, transportation, healthcare, and education. Auckland is now navigating the challenge of ensuring its residents have access to housing and crucial services amid a burgeoning population.