June 2016 rental report

Find out how the average rent for different-sized Auckland properties has changed over the past year.

Compared to June 2015, the average weekly rent for one bedroom properties has risen by 5% (from $320 to $336), two bedroom by 5.9% (from $406 to $430), three bedroom by 4.9% (from $492 to $516), four bedroom by 3.8% (from $626 to $650) and five or more bedroom by 4.8% (from $763 to $800).

  • Central Auckland (mainly apartments) remains the most expensive area to rent smaller properties in Auckland (one, two and three bedroom properties).
  • Eastern Suburbs maintains its place as the most expensive for four+ bedrooms.
  • South Auckland has seen the greatest percentage increase in the past 12 months of 7.4%.
  • North Shore rental prices have seen the least percentage increase in the past 12 months (only rising 3.9%).
  • More than half of rentals in West Auckland (55%) are three bedroom. Every other area contains 35-46% three bedroom properties, apart from Central Auckland.
  • Pakuranga/Howick has the greatest proportion of five+ bedrooms at 11%.
  • The average rent in Auckland is now $516 per week.

Average weekly rent received across Auckland

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Number of bedrooms
1 2 3 4 5+
Central Auckland $371 $538 $887 - -
Central Suburbs $332 $453 $583 $762 $965
Eastern Suburbs $343 $466 $618 $818 $1,092
Franklin/Manukau Rural $284 $334 $412 $520 $679
North Shore $362 $442 $551 $695 $818
Pakuranga/Howick $319 $418 $519 $642 $752
Rodney $322 $393 $488 $612 $725
South Auckland $300 $370 $452 $551 $671
West Auckland $297 $385 $467 $564 $712
Auckland average $336 $430 $516 $650 $800

Number of rental properties by number of rooms

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Number of bedrooms
1 2 3 4 5+
Central Auckland 345 208 21 1 2
Central Suburbs 355 941 994 414 99
Eastern Suburbs 169 488 574 242 76
Franklin/Manukau Rural 47 136 388 229 36
North Shore 82 548 880 436 146
Pakuranga/Howick 21 180 417 285 109
Rodney 53 173 368 227 52
South Auckland 175 555 1,083 427 164
West Auckland 116 331 944 266 73
Total 1,363 3,560 5,669 2,527 757

Source: Barfoot & Thompson new and current tenancies as at 1 July 2016 compared to new and current tenancies as at 1 July 2015. Excludes Northland and Commercial. Suburbs with less than four tenancies not included.

For more information contact a property manager or to find out how much rent you can achieve, ask for a rental appraisal.

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