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

In January 2016, building consents were issued for 1,695 new dwellings, comprising:

  • 1,286 houses
  • 89 apartments
  • 135 retirement village units 
  • 185 townhouses, flats, and units.

The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented fell 8.2 percent in January 2016.

New dwellings graph

The actual value of building work consented in January 2016 was $1.1 billion. For January 2016 compared with January 2015:

  • residential work was up $112 million (17 percent) to $756 million
  • non-residential work was down $43 million (12 percent) to $310 million.

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

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