All 78 councils provided their UAGC percentages, but 13 councils (mainly rural, provincial, and regional councils) were unable to provide information on rates by property category in sufficient detail to separately show agriculture, business, and residential rates.
Most councils provided their information for the previous 2020/21 year (as requested) but a few councils were unable to furnish information for that year and they instead provided information for the current 2021/22 year.
From the dataset NZ Initiative Council Rates Revenue Statistics 2022, this data was extracted:
Sheet: Total, All Rates
Provided: 1,518 data points
Method of collection/Data provider
On 21 July 2021, after a discussion at the May 2021 meeting of the Local Government Business Forum, a letter was sent to all 78 council chief executives requesting:
- The rate revenue (exclusive of GST) from property categories from the (a) general rate/ uniform annual general charge, (b) other targeted rates, and (c) targeted rates for water and wastewater.
- The percentage of total rate revenue allocated as uniform annual charges in terms of the calculation required by section 21 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002