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Building Consents Issued: August 2016
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  30 September 2016
Key facts

In August 2016, building consents were issued for 2,834 new dwellings, comprising:

  • 2,015 houses
  • 515 townhouses, flats, and units
  • 232 apartments
  • 72 retirement village units.

The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented fell 1.0 percent. The trend is increasing.

In the year ended August 2016, 29,627 new dwellings were consented – up 14 percent from the August 2015 year.

Graph, New dwellings consented, monthly, June 2009 to August 2016.

The actual value of building work consented in the August 2016 month was $1.7 billion. For August 2016 compared with August 2015:

  • residential work was up $319 million (37 percent) to $1.2 billion
  • non-residential work was down $136 million (20 percent) to $534 million.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0231
30 September 2016

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