In January 2017, building consents were issued for 1,752 new dwellings:
- 1,253 houses
- 285 townhouses, flats, and units
- 116 apartments
- 98 retirement village units.
The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented rose 0.8 percent in January, following falls of 7.9 percent in December and 8.9 percent in November. The trend reached a 12-year high in August 2016, but has decreased 15 percent since then.
In the year ended January 2017, 30,123 new dwellings were consented – up 11 percent from the January 2016 year.
Including alterations, the value of building work consented in the January 2017 month was $1.1 billion, comprising $748 million of residential work and $338 million of non-residential work.
Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
6 March 2017