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Dwelling consents, and population and dwelling estimates – tables

See the following Excel tables in the ‘Downloads’ box on this page. If you have problems viewing the files, see opening files and PDFs.

  1. National new dwellings and population estimates
  2. Regional new dwellings and population estimates
  3. National dwelling and population estimates.

These tables combine statistics from Building Consents Issued, National Population Estimates, Subnational population estimates, and Dwelling and Household Estimates.

In the year ended June 2016, 6.3 new dwellings were consented per 1,000 residents (a nine-year high), compared with:

  • 3.1 dwellings per 1,000 residents in the June 2011 year (the series low)
  • 8.2 dwellings per 1,000 residents in the June 2004 year (a 27-year high)
  • 13.1 dwellings per 1,000 people in de facto population in the June 1974 year (the series peak).

In the year ended June 2016, the regions that consented the most new dwellings per capita were Canterbury, Bay of Plenty, and Waikato. The regions that consented the fewest per capita were Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay, and West Coast.

The estimated private dwelling stock increased by 23,800 in the year ended June 2016, and has increased by 178,200 over the past decade.

See Six new homes for every thousand Kiwis

Published 25 August 2016.

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