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Building Consents Issued: October 2016
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  19 December 2016
Key facts

In October 2016, building consents were issued for 2,575 new dwellings:

  • 1,802 houses
  • 370 townhouses, flats, and units
  • 229 apartments
  • 174 retirement village units.

The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented rose 2.6 percent. However, the trend is showing signs of flattening.

In the year ended October 2016, 30,161 new dwellings were consented – up 14 percent from the October 2015 year.

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

Including alterations, the value of building work consented in the October 2016 month was $1.7 billion, comprising $1.1 billion of residential work and $526 million of non-residential work.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0231
19 December 2016

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