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Building Consents Issued: August 2015
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  30 September 2015
Key facts

In August 2015, building consents were issued for 2,291 new dwellings, comprising:

  • 1,617 houses
  • 65 apartments
  • 266 retirement village units
  • 343 townhouses, flats, and units.

The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented fell 4.9 percent in August, following a 20 percent rise in July. The trend is increasing.

Graph, New dwellings consented, monthly, June 2008 to August 2015.

The actual value of building work consented in August 2015 was $1.5 billion. For August 2015 compared with August 2014:

  • residential work was up $102 million (13 percent) to $862 million
  • non-residential work was up $229 million (52 percent) to $671 million.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0231
30 September 2015

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