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

In July 2016, building consents were issued for 2,811 new dwellings, comprising:

  • 1,761 houses
  • 436 townhouses, flats, and units
  • 425 apartments
  • 189 retirement village units.

The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented fell 11 percent, from a 22 percent spike in June. The trend is increasing.

In the year ended July 2016, 29,084 new dwellings were consented – up 13 percent from the July 2015 year.

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

The actual value of building work consented in the July 2016 month was $1.6 billion. For July 2016 compared with July 2015:

  • residential work was up $58 million (5.9 percent) to $1.0 billion
  • non-residential work was up $159 million (35 percent) to $614 million.

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

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