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Building Consents Issued: September 2016
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  31 October 2016
Key facts

In September 2016, building consents were issued for 2,550 new dwellings:

  • 1,892 houses
  • 393 townhouses, flats, and units
  • 206 apartments
  • 59 retirement village units.

The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented rose 0.2 percent. The trend is increasing.

In the year ended September 2016, 29,935 new dwellings were consented – up 14 percent from the September 2015 year. The value rose 24 percent over the same time period.

Graph, New dwellings consented, monthly, September 2009 to September 2016.

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

  • residential work was up $151 million (17 percent) to $1.1 billion
  • non-residential work was down $110 million (18 percent) to $509 million.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0231
31 October 2016

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