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Building Consents Issued: July 2015
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  31 August 2015
Key facts

In July 2015, building consents were issued for 2,824 new dwellings. Compared with July 2014:

  • houses were up 215 to 1,799
  • apartments were up 249 to 444
  • retirement village units were down 156 to 117
  • townhouses, flats, and units were up 234 to 464.

The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented increased 20 percent in July. The trend is increasing.

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

The actual value of building work consented in July 2015 was $1.4 billion. For July 2015 compared with July 2014:

  • residential work was up $100 million (11 percent) to $976 million
  • non-residential work was down $58 million (11 percent) to $455 million.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0231
31 August 2015

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