Auckland is a great place to live, work and play

Auckland is a great place to live, work and play. New Zealand’s largest and most cosmopolitan city, 1.5 million people – nearly one third of the country’s population – call Auckland home.

Auckland is a thriving economic hub, contributing 35 per cent of New Zealand's economic output measured by gross domestic product (GDP). Employment is increasing, while the unemployment is currently low. 

The Auckland region’s population is growing quickly too, thanks to strong international and domestic migration:

A broad and diverse economy:

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.

A wide range of industries and sectors are thriving in Auckland, with plenty of opportunities in property, business, financial services, construction and engineering, food and beverage, creative industries, manufacturing, tourism and information and communication technology, to name a few.

For more information on Auckland’s economic performance, read the latest Auckland Economic Quarterly, which includes commentary on Auckland's economy, and economic indicators including unemployment, housing, migration and more.


Auckland combines a worldwide reputation for innovation and entrepreneurship, with an enviable lifestyle. Living and working in Auckland means you get the best of both worlds – a bustling, modern city set in one of the world’s most stunning natural environments.

It’s easy to see why Auckland was ranked the third most liveable city in the world on the Mercer Quality of Life Survey in 2016 – retaining the ranking held for the past four years.  Auckland’s vision is to be the world’s most liveable city, with an economy that delivers opportunity and prosperity for all.

Auckland has high quality healthcare and educational system - New Zealand sits comfortably in the world’s top 20 nations for the quality of our schools according to the OECD in 2015.

These are complemented by Auckland's superb shopping, outstanding food and wine, a thriving arts scene and buzzing waterfront precincts.

Auckland also has a diverse and friendly population. More than 200 ethnic groups are recorded as living here and Auckland is considered more diverse than London or Sydney, with 40 per cent of its population made up of different ethnicities.

Build your career in Auckland:

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Or visit one of the following sites:

Immigration, visa options, migration planning tools:

Travel and things to do in Auckland and New Zealand:

General job listing sites: (also for property to rent and buy, and motor vehicles)

Auckland based recruitment agencies:

Construction & engineering recruitment agencies:

ICT recruitment agencies:

Key industry associations:
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Local government Auckland:

(1) Statistics New Zealand: Regional GDP, 2013 – Auckland.
(2) Auckland Economic Quarterly, March 2015