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Housing

The 2013 Census showed that for the seven years prior to 2013 Tauranga had a 10.7% growth in the number of new dwellings (houses, apartments etc) with 4,830 being built in that time period.  The

2013 Census showed that Tauranga has:  

  • an above average proportion of dwellings held in a family trust (17.8% compared to 13.9% nationally)
  • a below average household size (2.5 people per dwelling compared to 2.7 for New Zealand)
  • a below average proportion of private dwellings owned or partly owned by usual resident(s) (44% compared to 47% nationally)  

From March 2013 to May 2016, 3,757 new dwelling consents were issued in Tauranga City, including 1,560 over the last year only.


Last Reviewed: 19/07/2016