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Construction statistics give you information about new building activity happening across New Zealand. The Building Consents Issued data includes the number, floor area, and value of planned new dwellings, and the floor area and value of planned non-residential buildings. Value of Building Work Put in Place data estimates the value of building work done.

Information releases

 Explore our latest construction releases.

Building Consents Issued 
This monthly release contains statistics on the number and value of residential dwellings, and the value of non-residential buildings by region and building type.

Value of Building Work Put in Place 
This quarterly release estimates the actual dollar value of work put in place on construction jobs within New Zealand.


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Select the following categories from the Infoshare homepage for time-series data about construction:
Subject category: Industry sectors
Groups: Building Consents and Building Activity Survey

Reports and articles

Explore information we’ve gathered from research and analysis.

Earthquake-related building consents in Canterbury
Monthly earthquake-related building consents identified in Canterbury.

Statistical overview of the construction industry from 2000 to 2008
This report brings together a variety of Statistics NZ data sources relating to the construction industry over the 2000 to 2008 period.

Information about data

Get technical information such as classifications used, survey design, and a glossary of statistical terms.

Information about Building Consents Issued 

Information about the Value of Building Work Put in Place