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Building Consents Issued: February 2017
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  31 March 2017
Key facts

In February 2017, building consents were issued for 2,418 new dwellings:

  • 1,761 houses
  • 373 townhouses, flats, and units
  • 225 apartments
  • 59 retirement village units.

The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented rose 14 percent in February 2017 (after falling 8.6 percent in November 2016 and 7.5 percent in December 2016, and rising 2.1 percent in January 2017).

The trend reached a 12-year high in mid-2016, but has fallen 11 percent since then.

In the year ended February 2017, 30,162 new dwellings were consented – up 8.7 percent from the February 2016 year.

Graph, New dwellings consented, monthly, December 2009 to February 2017.

Including alterations, the value of building work consented in the February 2017 month was $1.5 billion, comprising $1.1 billion of residential work and $410 million of non-residential work.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0231
31 March 2017

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