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Building Consents Issued: May 2015
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  30 June 2015
Key facts

In May 2015, building consents were issued for 2,171 new dwellings, comprising:

  • 1,587 houses
  • 115 apartments
  • 184 retirement village units
  • 285 townhouses, flats, and units.

The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented was unchanged in May. The trend is increasing very slightly, following steady growth between May 2011 and June 2014.

Graph, New dwellings consented, monthly, March 2008 to May 2015.

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

  • residential work was up $26 million (3.1 percent) to $868 million
  • non-residential work was up $116 million (31 percent) to $486 million.

Colin Lynch, Acting Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0231
30 June 2015

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