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Building Consents Issued: December 2015
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  29 January 2016
Key facts

In December 2015, building consents were issued for 2,538 new dwellings, comprising:

  • 1,661 houses
  • 427 apartments
  • 291 townhouses, flats, and units
  • 159 retirement village units.

The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented rose 2.3 percent in December 2015. The trend rose 1.1 percent, and was at its highest level since mid-2004.

Graph, New dwellings consented, monthly, December 2008 to December 2015.

The actual value of building work consented in December 2015 was $1.6 billion. For December 2015 compared with December 2014:

  • residential work was up $184 million (22 percent) to $1.0 billion
  • non-residential work was up $124 million (29 percent) to $555 million.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0231
29 January 2016

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