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Building Consents Issued: November 2015
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  11 January 2016
Key facts

In November 2015, building consents were issued for 2,831 new dwellings, comprising:

  • 1,864 houses
  • 270 apartments
  • 321 retirement village units
  • 376 townhouses, flats, and units.

The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented rose 1.8 percent in November. The trend rose 0.6 percent, and is at its highest level since July 2004.

Graph, New dwellings consented, monthly, September 2008 to November 2015.

The actual value of building work consented in November 2015 was $1.6 billion. For November 2015 compared with November 2014:

  • residential work was up $196 million (23 percent) to $1.1 billion
  • non-residential work was up $105 million (25 percent) to $531 million.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0231
11 January 2016

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