Facts and figures

​​​​​​​​​Get the lowdown on our dog data!

The data Hamilton City Council's Animal Education and Control Team collects is freely available to anyone curious about our pooch population and how it is managed.

We've published our dog data for people to view here or download from the Waikato Data Portal.

As well a breakdown of the number, breed and colour of our canine citizens, the data also includes: 

  • the number, reason and outcome of dog complaints
  • number, reason and location of dog infringements
  • classification types and reason
  • dog information.

No personal details of dog owners or complainants are made available.

View the 2018-2019 Report

View the 2019-2020 Report

You can access the information in two ways:

  • Open Analytics through our interactive Power BI report below
  • Open Data by downloading or connecting to the Waikato Data Portal.

Both the PowerBI report and the open dataset are updated daily from our business systems ensuring that you will always have access to the latest and most current information.

Power BI

Simply choose the data you are seeking via the arrows at the bottom of the report. You can adjust the date range at the top to refine the information to a period of time - much of the data goes back to 2011.

​Open dataset

If you want to download the data or connect to it via API, you can do this from the Waikato Data Portal. This way you can cross reference different sets of data, undertake research, or create your own analytics or applications.

As part of our Smart City programme, Hamilton City Council worked with other councils in our region to launch the Waikato Data Portal which is our primary channel for the release of open data.​ ​​​

Page reviewed: 26 May 2021 1:28pm