Auckland’s Housing Shortage and Construction Skills Shortage

The number of houses that are being built in Auckland is not keeping up with total population growth and natural population growth, within the Auckland area. Auckland's housing shortage grew by at least another 5000 to over 30,000.

The lack of supply is causing a big social and economic problems in Auckland and it has significantly increased the median prices of houses (NZD$765,000). The government and the Reserve bank have stepped in and made changes impacting rental property investors and non-resident buyers, which have somewhat cooled the Auckland housing market. Houses need to be built in Auckland and fast!

Last year Auckland was ranked as one of the best places in the world to live and it was ranked the ninth most liveable city in the world by the Economist and the ninth friendliest.

It is anticipated that we will see more demand for skilled trades and construction professionals in Auckland in 2016 and beyond. Over all New Zealand lacks the skilled and semi-skilled workers to meet demand nationwide. Shortages can be partly attributed to demand as our infrastructure needs to be repaired, maintained and redeveloped.

Additionally, major infrastructure projects in Auckland, the Waikato, the Bay of Plenty have created more work and compounded with the ongoing demand required for the Christchurch rebuild. Bottom line is we need people with these skills across the whole of the country and in particular Auckland– help!

We have a strategic relationship with New Zealand Skills In Demand, a New Zealand registered company with offices in the United Kingdom and New Zealand (Christchurch) that specialises in matching skilled migrants from the United Kingdom, Ireland and the rest of the world to jobs with New Zealand organisations.

Below is a list of trade and construction occupations New Zealand Skills in Demand can assist with obtaining employment nationwide in New Zealand. Please click on any of the occupations listed below for details of required work experience, qualifications a job roles and responsibilities:

If you are interested in applying for one of the above positions please complete a free initial visa evaluation form, upload your CV and someone from New Zealand Skills in Demand will be in contact with you in 5 working days.