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Building Consents Issued: March 2015
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  30 April 2015
Key facts

In March 2015, building consents were issued for 2,271 new dwellings, including:

  • 1,640 houses
  • 70 apartments
  • 179 retirement village units
  • 382 townhouses, flats, and units.

The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented increased 11 percent in March, after recent falls. The trend has flattened in recent months.

Graph, New dwellings consented, monthly.

The seasonally adjusted number of new houses consented increased 7.1 percent in March. However, the trend is decreasing.

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

  • residential work was up $125 million (16 percent) to $925 million
  • non-residential work was up $3 million (0.7 percent) to $427 million. 

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0231
30 April 2015

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