One of the neat features of the Council’s GIS viewer is the ability to put on an overlay showing the land values per m² for the Auckland Region. Council valuations are conducted every three years and the 2017 data is now able to be viewed – see the end of the post for instructions if you want to have a look yourself but aren’t sure how to do so. The 2017 valuations came on the back of a number of years of significant increases in house prices helped lead to the housing crisis we’re in.
The results are largely what you’d expect but it still interesting nonetheless. As you’d expect, the areas with the highest values are those close to the centre of Auckland or coastal land.
Here’s a closer look at the Isthmus. One thing that stands out to me is how the higher value areas track to the South East (around Epsom) but drop off around the western line, such as at Mt Albert. It will be fascinating to see who this changes over time once the City Rail link opens effectively shifting those areas 10-20 minutes closer to the centre of the city.
To highlight how much things have changed, it’s also worth looking back at the 2011 valuation data. The first thing to note is that the scale is slightly different and the darkest red colour maxes out at $5,000+ per m² whereas in the above maps the maximum is $16,000+ per m². So, while the overall pattern is about the same, there wasn’t all that many properties over $5,000 per m². Much of the central isthmus seemed to be about $700-1000 per m². Now those same locations seem to mainly be $3,000 to 8,000 per m².
You can also see some 2014 versions here.
Quick GIS Instructions
In the GIS Viewer, go to themes on the blue bar along the top and go to the property theme in the middle. Then select Revaluation / the year you want to look at / the metric. You’ll need to be zoomed in to 1:25,000 or higher for it to show. To get the larger images above, I manually stitched together a lot of smaller images