Undefended Family Court Statistics

Undefended applications are undisputed matters that are resolved without proceeding to hearing and are included in the figures below.

Comparing the 2017/2018 fiscal year to 2016/2017, there has been a:

  • 0.5% decrease in new applications to 59,804
  • 21% decrease in disposals to 46,259 applications
  • 5% decrease in the number of active applications to 13,796

Individual Family Court by location — undefended statistics

The following table shows the number of applications by location and:

  • New Business — the filing of new applications
  • Disposals — applications with a final judgment or outcome Active
  • Applications — number of applications active (or on hand) at the end of the reporting period

 

Court Location

Newly Defended

Disposals

Total Active as at 30 June 2018

Alexandra 94 67 19
Ashburton 245 177 71
Auckland 3,662 2,685 885
Blenheim 454 294 95
Central Registry 8,440 8,371 823
Chatham Islands 0 0 0
Christchurch 5,356 4,108 1,856
Dannevirke 310 281 80
Dargaville 112 85 53
Dunedin 1,704 1,333 300
Gisborne 626 553 127
Gore 116 92 19
Greymouth 246 185 59
Hamilton 3,618 2,777 582
Hastings 1,118 824 331
Hawera 335 203 69
Huntly 214 136 61
Hutt Valley 1,618 1,289 619
Invercargill 923 775 160
Kaikohe 415 268 160
Kaikoura 1 0 1
Kaitaia 343 289 100
Levin 705 506 135
Manukau 4,401 3,472 1,312
Marton 75 63 11
Masterton 699 474 168
Morrinsville 297 175 47
Napier 1,034 656 240
Nelson 1,107 694 151
New Plymouth 1,042 734 297
North Shore 2,184 1,513 439
Oamaru 161 87 45
Opotiki 46 42 7
Palmerston North 1,621 1,188 407
Papakura 636 410 253
Porirua 1,292 892 429
Pukekohe 556 370 208
Queenstown 124 48 32
Rotorua 1,485 1,098 218
Ruatoria 0 0 0
Taihape 63 39 22
Taumarunui 187 120 38
Taupo 509 333 112
Tauranga 2,109 1,472 482
Te Awamutu 231 128 57
Te Kuiti 131 71 27
Thames 269 183 122
Timaru 572 433 133
Tokoroa 252 224 84
Waihi 211 142 81
Waipukurau 92 74 32
Wairoa 65 58 24
Waitakere 2,428 1,747 581
Wanganui 879 638 148
Wellington 1,755 1,437 246
Westport 70 45 29
Whakatane 582 420 139
Whangarei 1,984 1481 570
       
Total National 59,804 46,259 13,796

 

Family Court statistics are also available to download as a spreadsheet: