The Auckland economy

Auckland is the economic powerhouse of New Zealand, home to a third of the population and contributing over 36 per cent of the nation’s GDP.

Key facts & figures

We’re a growing economy

Auckland’s economy has seen five years of consecutive growth, with an average growth rate of 3.3% per annum since 2010.

We’re a growing city

Auckland has a population of almost 1.6 million, an increase of almost 10% since 2010. It is forecast to reach 2 million by 2025.

We contribute over a third of New Zealand’s GDP

Auckland's GDP was NZ$80bn (US$58bn, CNY 390bn) in 2015 – 36.7% of the New Zealand economy.

We’re globally connected

Auckland is internationally connected, serving as a gateway to New Zealand and markets in the Asia-Pacific region, and offers a competitive and stable business environment and business-friendly government services. We’re just one direct flight away from major cities in Australia, Asia and the eastern coast of the US.

We’re diverse and innovative

Auckland has moved toward a more service oriented and innovation oriented economy. A strong and increasingly specialised manufacturing core is supported by a talented and globally focused service sector.

Find out more about Auckland as an innovation city here.

Growth sectors

Work in Construction
Work in Tech & IT

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