Statistics NZ: Apartment dwellers

Apartment dwellers: 2006 census reports on the people who live in apartments in the three main cities of New Zealand. It compares and contrasts the characteristics of inner city and non-inner city apartment dwellers within each city and analyses particular aspects of the apartments themselves.

The report is based on data from the 2006 Census of Population and Dwellings. Some sections also draw from previous censuses to show how inner city and non-inner city apartment dwellers, as well as the apartments themselves, have changed since the last report on inner city apartment dwellers, Downtown Dwellers 2005: New Zealand’s CBD Residents.

Since the 1996 Census, the number of people living in inner city apartments in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch has almost quadrupled. This report shows that 70 percent of this growth occurred in Auckland city, where the profile of inner city apartment dwellers is predominantly influenced by the large student population. In Wellington, the predominant influence is the number of young urban professionals, while in Christchurch the predominant influence is an older population.