Ownership Transfer Statistics: September Quarter 2022

Property transfer statistics are primarily based on land transfer tax returns. They capture property transfers by New Zealanders and foreigners. This includes information about the citizenship, visa status or tax residency of people and companies involved in transfers of ownership.


These data have been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals. Counts less than six are suppressed.

  • There were 39,936 transfers of ownership, including 31,038 transfers of domicile, during the September 2022 quarter.
  • 0.5% of home transfers were to people without New Zealand citizenship or resident visas in the September 2022 quarter, compared to 0.4% in the September 2021 quarter.
  • In the year to September 2022, the areas with the highest number of home transfers to people without New Zealand citizenship or resident visas were Queenstown-Lakes District (63 home transfers), City of Christchurch (63 home transfers) and Waitematā Local Council (60 home transfers).

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