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Transfer Register

The information below shows the number of applicants on the Transfer Register as at 31 March 2021. The Transfer Register includes applicants already in public housing who need to be rehoused for reasons such as there being too few or too many bedrooms in their current public house, or for health reasons.

Latest results – March 2021

The number of people on the Transfer Register is subject to change, as people come on and off the register, and as their circumstances change. There were 4,488 applicants on the Transfer Register as at 31 March 2021, an increase of 35.5 percent compared with the same time last year (i.e. March 2020).

The Transfer Register since March 2019

Click on the graph to view a larger version that goes back to March 2016

Click on the graph to view a larger version that goes back to March 2016.

Download the latest numbers for the Transfer Register

The below file contains the number of applicants on the Transfer Register as at 31 March 2021. The file shows breakdowns by assessed priority, household demographics, and by region (Territorial Authority and local board for Auckland).

Confidentiality - Random Rounding

From 12 February 2021, the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is applying a range of new confidentiality procedures to public data releases. These procedures will continue to protect client information, while making more data available. To find out how we have changed the way we work with client information visit: