Opinion

Auckland's endgame isn't hard to imagine

Cameron Bagrie
Thu, 28 Oct 2021

Auckland's endgame isn't hard to imagine
The exodus out of Auckland could easily intensify over the coming year as living in covid central will be unattractive to many. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Cameron Bagrie
Thu, 28 Oct 2021
Auckland’s population is estimated to have shrunk by 1,300 in the year ended June 2021, whereas New Zealand’s overall population increased by 32,400. At the same time, 20,000 building consents have been issued in Auckland in the past year, more than 43% of all residential building consents issued across the country.A shrinking population and surging building consents. The endgame is not hard to imagine.The driver of Auckland’s population loss was a small net international migration loss, and a larger 13,500 net internal m...

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