46-year high for new home consents

Almost 38,000 new homes were consented in the year to October 2020, the highest number since 1974, boosted by more townhouses, flats, and units, Stats NZ said today.

The number of new homes consented in the year to October 2020 was 37,981, up 2.8 percent from 2019.

“Annual new homes consented reached 37,000 late in 2019 and are now close to 38,000 for the first time in decades,” construction statistics manager Michael Heslop said.

The all-time high for annual home consents was 40,025 in the February 1974 year.

The rise in new homes consented was driven by strong growth in plans to build townhouses, flats, and units in the past year.

“Typically, high levels of new homes consented are followed by high levels of building activity in following quarters,” Mr Heslop said.

“Consents indicate an intention to build, and most home construction is completed within a year or two after a consent is granted, though delays due to COVID-19 may have occurred for some projects.”

See Impact of COVID-19 on building projects.

However, the rate of home building now is still lower than the peak in 1973 when population size is considered.

MonthNew homes consented
1967-02-0124159
1967-03-0124046
1967-04-0123746
1967-05-0123391
1967-06-0123085
1967-07-0122857
1967-08-0122758
1967-09-0122413
1967-10-0122445
1967-11-0122310
1967-12-0121862
1968-01-0121722
1968-02-0121640
1968-03-0121365
1968-04-0121205
1968-05-0121295
1968-06-0121180
1968-07-0121427
1968-08-0121448
1968-09-0121634
1968-10-0121673
1968-11-0121690
1968-12-0121852
1969-01-0122096
1969-02-0122196
1969-03-0122318
1969-04-0122709
1969-05-0122902
1969-06-0123198
1969-07-0123306
1969-08-0123248
1969-09-0123267
1969-10-0123253
1969-11-0123251
1969-12-0123334
1970-01-0123227
1970-02-0123053
1970-03-0123084
1970-04-0123302
1970-05-0123257
1970-06-0123274
1970-07-0123313
1970-08-0123327
1970-09-0123405
1970-10-0123437
1970-11-0123638
1970-12-0123667
1971-01-0123678
1971-02-0123577
1971-03-0123679
1971-04-0123267
1971-05-0123278
1971-06-0123242
1971-07-0123090
1971-08-0123222
1971-09-0123199
1971-10-0123280
1971-11-0123576
1971-12-0123796
1972-01-0123667
1972-02-0124188
1972-03-0124333
1972-04-0124610
1972-05-0125468
1972-06-0126186
1972-07-0126737
1972-08-0127639
1972-09-0128362
1972-10-0129119
1972-11-0129632
1972-12-0129997
1973-01-0130694
1973-02-0131293
1973-03-0132773
1973-04-0133658
1973-05-0134477
1973-06-0135138
1973-07-0136140
1973-08-0136846
1973-09-0137205
1973-10-0138313
1973-11-0139235
1973-12-0139766
1974-01-0140004
1974-02-0140025
1974-03-0139734
1974-04-0139525
1974-05-0139636
1974-06-0139369
1974-07-0138904
1974-08-0138344
1974-09-0137919
1974-10-0136805
1974-11-0135642
1974-12-0135036
1975-01-0134442
1975-02-0133592
1975-03-0133101
1975-04-0133102
1975-05-0132145
1975-06-0131694
1975-07-0131575
1975-08-0131139
1975-09-0131125
1975-10-0130987
1975-11-0130774
1975-12-0131211
1976-01-0131295
1976-02-0131791
1976-03-0132189
1976-04-0131863
1976-05-0131635
1976-06-0131664
1976-07-0131332
1976-08-0131088
1976-09-0130954
1976-10-0130752
1976-11-0131219
1976-12-0131197
1977-01-0130950
1977-02-0130800
1977-03-0130154
1977-04-0129640
1977-05-0129320
1977-06-0128708
1977-07-0127796
1977-08-0127378
1977-09-0126527
1977-10-0125650
1977-11-0124687
1977-12-0123793
1978-01-0123237
1978-02-0122226
1978-03-0121205
1978-04-0120719
1978-05-0120144
1978-06-0119741
1978-07-0119609
1978-08-0119395
1978-09-0119348
1978-10-0119393
1978-11-0119382
1978-12-0119132
1979-01-0119183
1979-02-0119195
1979-03-0119050
1979-04-0118851
1979-05-0118433
1979-06-0118052
1979-07-0117764
1979-08-0117223
1979-09-0116745
1979-10-0116475
1979-11-0115946
1979-12-0115582
1980-01-0115554
1980-02-0115457
1980-03-0115197
1980-04-0115180
1980-05-0115282
1980-06-0115204
1980-07-0115135
1980-08-0115034
1980-09-0115043
1980-10-0114755
1980-11-0114486
1980-12-0114664
1981-01-0114553
1981-02-0114426
1981-03-0114442
1981-04-0114580
1981-05-0114706
1981-06-0115062
1981-07-0115309
1981-08-0115530
1981-09-0115934
1981-10-0116464
1981-11-0117155
1981-12-0117804
1982-01-0118024
1982-02-0118429
1982-03-0119006
1982-04-0119290
1982-05-0119320
1982-06-0119284
1982-07-0119119
1982-08-0118974
1982-09-0118449
1982-10-0117914
1982-11-0117445
1982-12-0116896
1983-01-0116671
1983-02-0116358
1983-03-0115999
1983-04-0115747
1983-05-0115777
1983-06-0115758
1983-07-0115821
1983-08-0116138
1983-09-0116811
1983-10-0117498
1983-11-0118112
1983-12-0118629
1984-01-0119048
1984-02-0119726
1984-03-0120226
1984-04-0120432
1984-05-0120935
1984-06-0121112
1984-07-0121499
1984-08-0121814
1984-09-0121748
1984-10-0121932
1984-11-0122044
1984-12-0121853
1985-01-0121973
1985-02-0121780
1985-03-0121782
1985-04-0122059
1985-05-0122266
1985-06-0122666
1985-07-0123266
1985-08-0123608
1985-09-0123973
1985-10-0124155
1985-11-0124172
1985-12-0124023
1986-01-0123888
1986-02-0123604
1986-03-0123035
1986-04-0122979
1986-05-0122449
1986-06-0122137
1986-07-0121963
1986-08-0121757
1986-09-0121877
1986-10-0121021
1986-11-0120456
1986-12-0120307
1987-01-0120109
1987-02-0119979
1987-03-0120128
1987-04-0119853
1987-05-0119623
1987-06-0119567
1987-07-0119261
1987-08-0118830
1987-09-0118449
1987-10-0118964
1987-11-0119231
1987-12-0119646
1988-01-0119799
1988-02-0120069
1988-03-0119886
1988-04-0119733
1988-05-0119745
1988-06-0119748
1988-07-0119308
1988-08-0119328
1988-09-0119145
1988-10-0118914
1988-11-0119139
1988-12-0119084
1989-01-0119133
1989-02-0119149
1989-03-0119583
1989-04-0120084
1989-05-0120696
1989-06-0120986
1989-07-0121168
1989-08-0121428
1989-09-0121616
1989-10-0122110
1989-11-0122217
1989-12-0122262
1990-01-0122581
1990-02-0122765
1990-03-0122851
1990-04-0122712
1990-05-0122691
1990-06-0122578
1990-07-0122720
1990-08-0122665
1990-09-0122506
1990-10-0122394
1990-11-0122304
1990-12-0122116
1991-01-0121836
1991-02-0121376
1991-03-0120820
1991-04-0120588
1991-05-0120047
1991-06-0119557
1991-07-0119242
1991-08-0118765
1991-09-0118624
1991-10-0118175
1991-11-0117639
1991-12-0117518
1992-01-0117366
1992-02-0117462
1992-03-0117563
1992-04-0117689
1992-05-0117538
1992-06-0117658
1992-07-0117662
1992-08-0117716
1992-09-0117498
1992-10-0117417
1992-11-0117477
1992-12-0117739
1993-01-0117899
1993-02-0117949
1993-03-0117905
1993-04-0117843
1993-05-0117923
1993-06-0118074
1993-07-0118165
1993-08-0118441
1993-09-0118737
1993-10-0118738
1993-11-0118919
1993-12-0118737
1994-01-0118710
1994-02-0118927
1994-03-0119361
1994-04-0119499
1994-05-0120079
1994-06-0120363
1994-07-0120789
1994-08-0121205
1994-09-0121566
1994-10-0122086
1994-11-0122802
1994-12-0123099
1995-01-0123306
1995-02-0123579
1995-03-0123681
1995-04-0123567
1995-05-0123300
1995-06-0123235
1995-07-0122749
1995-08-0122366
1995-09-0122038
1995-10-0121976
1995-11-0121345
1995-12-0121114
1996-01-0121120
1996-02-0121115
1996-03-0121242
1996-04-0121763
1996-05-0122270
1996-06-0122175
1996-07-0122516
1996-08-0122569
1996-09-0122623
1996-10-0122474
1996-11-0122641
1996-12-0122823
1997-01-0122954
1997-02-0122832
1997-03-0122466
1997-04-0122511
1997-05-0122268
1997-06-0122649
1997-07-0123149
1997-08-0123442
1997-09-0124359
1997-10-0124656
1997-11-0124777
1997-12-0125123
1998-01-0125081
1998-02-0125358
1998-03-0125583
1998-04-0125236
1998-05-0124779
1998-06-0124256
1998-07-0123560
1998-08-0122962
1998-09-0121893
1998-10-0121209
1998-11-0121150
1998-12-0120749
1999-01-0120698
1999-02-0120410
1999-03-0120766
1999-04-0121321
1999-05-0122061
1999-06-0122608
1999-07-0123488
1999-08-0124470
1999-09-0125442
1999-10-0126071
1999-11-0126146
1999-12-0126377
2000-01-0126354
2000-02-0126198
2000-03-0125858
2000-04-0125010
2000-05-0124736
2000-06-0124244
2000-07-0123472
2000-08-0122698
2000-09-0121793
2000-10-0121261
2000-11-0120779
2000-12-0120085
2001-01-0119893
2001-02-0119670
2001-03-0119370
2001-04-0119550
2001-05-0119303
2001-06-0119345
2001-07-0119279
2001-08-0119583
2001-09-0119533
2001-10-0119879
2001-11-0120327
2001-12-0120539
2002-01-0120690
2002-02-0121038
2002-03-0121262
2002-04-0121883
2002-05-0122309
2002-06-0122533
2002-07-0123581
2002-08-0123666
2002-09-0124408
2002-10-0125889
2002-11-0126173
2002-12-0127208
2003-01-0127717
2003-02-0127769
2003-03-0128320
2003-04-0128346
2003-05-0128549
2003-06-0129074
2003-07-0128957
2003-08-0129556
2003-09-0130139
2003-10-0129235
2003-11-0129835
2003-12-0129914
2004-01-0130591
2004-02-0131323
2004-03-0131823
2004-04-0132134
2004-05-0132193
2004-06-0133251
2004-07-0132984
2004-08-0132576
2004-09-0131864
2004-10-0131975
2004-11-0131618
2004-12-0131423
2005-01-0130649
2005-02-0130265
2005-03-0130255
2005-04-0129329
2005-05-0128762
2005-06-0127444
2005-07-0127095
2005-08-0127100
2005-09-0127092
2005-10-0126374
2005-11-0125994
2005-12-0126023
2006-01-0126025
2006-02-0126134
2006-03-0125406
2006-04-0125347
2006-05-0125698
2006-06-0125563
2006-07-0125703
2006-08-0125839
2006-09-0126101
2006-10-0126577
2006-11-0126514
2006-12-0125952
2007-01-0125932
2007-02-0125770
2007-03-0125740
2007-04-0125964
2007-05-0125958
2007-06-0126538
2007-07-0126553
2007-08-0126624
2007-09-0126067
2007-10-0125777
2007-11-0125734
2007-12-0125590
2008-01-0125453
2008-02-0125235
2008-03-0124533
2008-04-0125124
2008-05-0124455
2008-06-0123261
2008-07-0122536
2008-08-0121356
2008-09-0121003
2008-10-0120089
2008-11-0119068
2008-12-0118456
2009-01-0117525
2009-02-0116710
2009-03-0116234
2009-04-0114870
2009-05-0114455
2009-06-0114175
2009-07-0113954
2009-08-0113821
2009-09-0113616
2009-10-0113867
2009-11-0114199
2009-12-0114425
2010-01-0114655
2010-02-0114971
2010-03-0115381
2010-04-0115772
2010-05-0115894
2010-06-0116167
2010-07-0116426
2010-08-0116460
2010-09-0116292
2010-10-0115991
2010-11-0115961
2010-12-0115602
2011-01-0115427
2011-02-0115025
2011-03-0114611
2011-04-0114138
2011-05-0113917
2011-06-0113539
2011-07-0113236
2011-08-0113516
2011-09-0113500
2011-10-0113615
2011-11-0113529
2011-12-0113662
2012-01-0113893
2012-02-0114124
2012-03-0114596
2012-04-0114899
2012-05-0115132
2012-06-0115414
2012-07-0115722
2012-08-0115726
2012-09-0116000
2012-10-0116401
2012-11-0116675
2012-12-0116929
2013-01-0117143
2013-02-0117481
2013-03-0117397
2013-04-0117922
2013-05-0118521
2013-06-0118783
2013-07-0119198
2013-08-0119433
2013-09-0119775
2013-10-0120027
2013-11-0120636
2013-12-0121290
2014-01-0121622
2014-02-0121848
2014-03-0122372
2014-04-0122699
2014-05-0122853
2014-06-0123316
2014-07-0123705
2014-08-0124016
2014-09-0124139
2014-10-0124400
2014-11-0124553
2014-12-0124717
2015-01-0124776
2015-02-0124766
2015-03-0125038
2015-04-0125068
2015-05-0125114
2015-06-0125154
2015-07-0125696
2015-08-0125928
2015-09-0126185
2015-10-0126382
2015-11-0126793
2015-12-0127132
2016-01-0127124
2016-02-0127745
2016-03-0127789
2016-04-0128038
2016-05-0128387
2016-06-0129097
2016-07-0129084
2016-08-0129627
2016-09-0129999
2016-10-0130225
2016-11-0130399
2016-12-0130066
2017-01-0130123
2017-02-0130162
2017-03-0130626
2017-04-0130371
2017-05-0130645
2017-06-0130453
2017-07-0130404
2017-08-0130736
2017-09-0130892
2017-10-0130866
2017-11-0131123
2017-12-0131087
2018-01-0131251
2018-02-0131245
2018-03-0131392
2018-04-0132015
2018-05-0132628
2018-06-0132860
2018-07-0132850
2018-08-0132759
2018-09-0132548
2018-10-0132925
2018-11-0132783
2018-12-0132996
2019-01-0133576
2019-02-0134262
2019-03-0134516
2019-04-0134392
2019-05-0134709
2019-06-0134804
2019-07-0135472
2019-08-0135662
2019-09-0136450
2019-10-0136936
2019-11-0137054
2019-12-0137627
2020-01-0137695
2020-02-0137882
2020-03-0137617
2020-04-0137186
2020-05-0137024
2020-06-0137614
2020-07-0137585
2020-08-0137476
2020-09-0137734
2020-10-0137981
MonthNew homes consented per 1000 residents
1967-02-018.9
1967-03-018.8
1967-04-018.7
1967-05-018.6
1967-06-018.5
1967-07-018.4
1967-08-018.3
1967-09-018.2
1967-10-018.2
1967-11-018.2
1967-12-018
1968-01-017.9
1968-02-017.9
1968-03-017.8
1968-04-017.7
1968-05-017.7
1968-06-017.7
1968-07-017.8
1968-08-017.8
1968-09-017.9
1968-10-017.9
1968-11-017.9
1968-12-017.9
1969-01-017.9
1969-02-018
1969-03-018
1969-04-018.2
1969-05-018.2
1969-06-018.3
1969-07-018.4
1969-08-018.4
1969-09-018.4
1969-10-018.4
1969-11-018.4
1969-12-018.4
1970-01-018.2
1970-02-018.2
1970-03-018.2
1970-04-018.3
1970-05-018.2
1970-06-018.3
1970-07-018.3
1970-08-018.3
1970-09-018.3
1970-10-018.3
1970-11-018.4
1970-12-018.4
1971-01-018.3
1971-02-018.2
1971-03-018.3
1971-04-018.1
1971-05-018.1
1971-06-018.1
1971-07-018.1
1971-08-018.1
1971-09-018.1
1971-10-018.1
1971-11-018.2
1971-12-018.3
1972-01-018.1
1972-02-018.3
1972-03-018.3
1972-04-018.4
1972-05-018.7
1972-06-019
1972-07-019.2
1972-08-019.5
1972-09-019.7
1972-10-0110
1972-11-0110.2
1972-12-0110.3
1973-01-0110.3
1973-02-0110.5
1973-03-0111
1973-04-0111.3
1973-05-0111.6
1973-06-0111.8
1973-07-0112.1
1973-08-0112.4
1973-09-0112.5
1973-10-0112.9
1973-11-0113.2
1973-12-0113.4
1974-01-0113.2
1974-02-0113.2
1974-03-0113.1
1974-04-0113
1974-05-0113
1974-06-0112.9
1974-07-0112.8
1974-08-0112.6
1974-09-0112.5
1974-10-0112.1
1974-11-0111.7
1974-12-0111.5
1975-01-0111.1
1975-02-0110.8
1975-03-0110.7
1975-04-0110.7
1975-05-0110.4
1975-06-0110.2
1975-07-0110.2
1975-08-0110
1975-09-0110
1975-10-0110
1975-11-019.9
1975-12-0110.1
1976-01-0110
1976-02-0110.2
1976-03-0110.3
1976-04-0110.2
1976-05-0110.1
1976-06-0110.1
1976-07-0110
1976-08-019.9
1976-09-019.9
1976-10-019.8
1976-11-0110
1976-12-0110
1977-01-019.8
1977-02-019.8
1977-03-019.6
1977-04-019.4
1977-05-019.3
1977-06-019.1
1977-07-018.8
1977-08-018.7
1977-09-018.4
1977-10-018.2
1977-11-017.9
1977-12-017.6
1978-01-017.4
1978-02-017.1
1978-03-016.7
1978-04-016.6
1978-05-016.4
1978-06-016.3
1978-07-016.2
1978-08-016.2
1978-09-016.2
1978-10-016.2
1978-11-016.2
1978-12-016.1
1979-01-016.1
1979-02-016.1
1979-03-016.1
1979-04-016
1979-05-015.9
1979-06-015.8
1979-07-015.7
1979-08-015.5
1979-09-015.3
1979-10-015.3
1979-11-015.1
1979-12-015
1980-01-014.9
1980-02-014.9
1980-03-014.8
1980-04-014.8
1980-05-014.9
1980-06-014.8
1980-07-014.8
1980-08-014.8
1980-09-014.8
1980-10-014.7
1980-11-014.6
1980-12-014.7
1981-01-014.6
1981-02-014.6
1981-03-014.6
1981-04-014.6
1981-05-014.7
1981-06-014.8
1981-07-014.8
1981-08-014.9
1981-09-015
1981-10-015.2
1981-11-015.4
1981-12-015.6
1982-01-015.7
1982-02-015.8
1982-03-016
1982-04-016.1
1982-05-016.1
1982-06-016.1
1982-07-016
1982-08-016
1982-09-015.8
1982-10-015.6
1982-11-015.5
1982-12-015.3
1983-01-015.2
1983-02-015.1
1983-03-015
1983-04-014.9
1983-05-014.9
1983-06-014.9
1983-07-014.9
1983-08-015
1983-09-015.2
1983-10-015.4
1983-11-015.6
1983-12-015.8
1984-01-015.9
1984-02-016.1
1984-03-016.2
1984-04-016.3
1984-05-016.4
1984-06-016.5
1984-07-016.6
1984-08-016.7
1984-09-016.7
1984-10-016.7
1984-11-016.8
1984-12-016.7
1985-01-016.7
1985-02-016.7
1985-03-016.7
1985-04-016.7
1985-05-016.8
1985-06-016.9
1985-07-017.1
1985-08-017.2
1985-09-017.3
1985-10-017.4
1985-11-017.4
1985-12-017.3
1986-01-017.3
1986-02-017.2
1986-03-017
1986-04-017
1986-05-016.9
1986-06-016.8
1986-07-016.7
1986-08-016.6
1986-09-016.7
1986-10-016.4
1986-11-016.2
1986-12-016.2
1987-01-016.1
1987-02-016
1987-03-016.1
1987-04-016
1987-05-015.9
1987-06-015.9
1987-07-015.8
1987-08-015.7
1987-09-015.6
1987-10-015.7
1987-11-015.8
1987-12-015.9
1988-01-016
1988-02-016.1
1988-03-016
1988-04-015.9
1988-05-016
1988-06-016
1988-07-015.8
1988-08-015.8
1988-09-015.8
1988-10-015.7
1988-11-015.8
1988-12-015.8
1989-01-015.7
1989-02-015.8
1989-03-015.9
1989-04-016
1989-05-016.2
1989-06-016.3
1989-07-016.4
1989-08-016.4
1989-09-016.5
1989-10-016.6
1989-11-016.7
1989-12-016.7
1990-01-016.7
1990-02-016.8
1990-03-016.8
1990-04-016.8
1990-05-016.7
1990-06-016.7
1990-07-016.8
1990-08-016.7
1990-09-016.7
1990-10-016.7
1990-11-016.6
1990-12-016.6
1991-01-016.2
1991-02-016.1
1991-03-016
1991-04-015.9
1991-05-015.7
1991-06-015.6
1991-07-015.5
1991-08-015.4
1991-09-015.3
1991-10-015.2
1991-11-015
1991-12-015
1992-01-015
1992-02-015
1992-03-015
1992-04-015
1992-05-015
1992-06-015
1992-07-015
1992-08-015
1992-09-015
1992-10-014.9
1992-11-014.9
1992-12-015
1993-01-015.1
1993-02-015.1
1993-03-015.1
1993-04-015
1993-05-015
1993-06-015.1
1993-07-015.1
1993-08-015.2
1993-09-015.3
1993-10-015.2
1993-11-015.3
1993-12-015.2
1994-01-015.2
1994-02-015.3
1994-03-015.4
1994-04-015.4
1994-05-015.6
1994-06-015.7
1994-07-015.8
1994-08-015.9
1994-09-016
1994-10-016.1
1994-11-016.3
1994-12-016.4
1995-01-016.4
1995-02-016.5
1995-03-016.5
1995-04-016.5
1995-05-016.4
1995-06-016.4
1995-07-016.2
1995-08-016.1
1995-09-016
1995-10-016
1995-11-015.8
1995-12-015.7
1996-01-015.7
1996-02-015.7
1996-03-015.8
1996-04-015.9
1996-05-016
1996-06-016
1996-07-016.1
1996-08-016.1
1996-09-016.1
1996-10-016
1996-11-016.1
1996-12-016.1
1997-01-016.1
1997-02-016.1
1997-03-016
1997-04-016
1997-05-015.9
1997-06-016
1997-07-016.1
1997-08-016.2
1997-09-016.5
1997-10-016.5
1997-11-016.6
1997-12-016.6
1998-01-016.6
1998-02-016.7
1998-03-016.7
1998-04-016.6
1998-05-016.5
1998-06-016.4
1998-07-016.2
1998-08-016
1998-09-015.7
1998-10-015.6
1998-11-015.5
1998-12-015.4
1999-01-015.4
1999-02-015.3
1999-03-015.4
1999-04-015.6
1999-05-015.8
1999-06-015.9
1999-07-016.1
1999-08-016.4
1999-09-016.6
1999-10-016.8
1999-11-016.8
1999-12-016.9
2000-01-016.9
2000-02-016.8
2000-03-016.7
2000-04-016.5
2000-05-016.4
2000-06-016.3
2000-07-016.1
2000-08-015.9
2000-09-015.7
2000-10-015.5
2000-11-015.4
2000-12-015.2
2001-01-015.1
2001-02-015.1
2001-03-015
2001-04-015.1
2001-05-015
2001-06-015
2001-07-015
2001-08-015.1
2001-09-015
2001-10-015.1
2001-11-015.2
2001-12-015.3
2002-01-015.3
2002-02-015.4
2002-03-015.5
2002-04-015.6
2002-05-015.7
2002-06-015.8
2002-07-016
2002-08-016
2002-09-016.2
2002-10-016.6
2002-11-016.6
2002-12-016.9
2003-01-017
2003-02-017
2003-03-017.1
2003-04-017.1
2003-05-017.2
2003-06-017.3
2003-07-017.2
2003-08-017.4
2003-09-017.5
2003-10-017.3
2003-11-017.4
2003-12-017.4
2004-01-017.6
2004-02-017.7
2004-03-017.9
2004-04-017.9
2004-05-017.9
2004-06-018.2
2004-07-018.1
2004-08-018
2004-09-017.8
2004-10-017.8
2004-11-017.7
2004-12-017.7
2005-01-017.5
2005-02-017.4
2005-03-017.4
2005-04-017.1
2005-05-017
2005-06-016.7
2005-07-016.6
2005-08-016.6
2005-09-016.6
2005-10-016.4
2005-11-016.3
2005-12-016.3
2006-01-016.3
2006-02-016.3
2006-03-016.1
2006-04-016.1
2006-05-016.2
2006-06-016.1
2006-07-016.2
2006-08-016.2
2006-09-016.3
2006-10-016.4
2006-11-016.3
2006-12-016.2
2007-01-016.2
2007-02-016.1
2007-03-016.1
2007-04-016.2
2007-05-016.2
2007-06-016.3
2007-07-016.3
2007-08-016.3
2007-09-016.2
2007-10-016.1
2007-11-016.1
2007-12-016.1
2008-01-016
2008-02-016
2008-03-015.8
2008-04-015.9
2008-05-015.8
2008-06-015.5
2008-07-015.3
2008-08-015
2008-09-014.9
2008-10-014.7
2008-11-014.5
2008-12-014.3
2009-01-014.1
2009-02-013.9
2009-03-013.8
2009-04-013.5
2009-05-013.4
2009-06-013.3
2009-07-013.3
2009-08-013.2
2009-09-013.2
2009-10-013.2
2009-11-013.3
2009-12-013.4
2010-01-013.4
2010-02-013.5
2010-03-013.6
2010-04-013.6
2010-05-013.7
2010-06-013.7
2010-07-013.8
2010-08-013.8
2010-09-013.8
2010-10-013.7
2010-11-013.7
2010-12-013.6
2011-01-013.5
2011-02-013.4
2011-03-013.3
2011-04-013.2
2011-05-013.2
2011-06-013.1
2011-07-013
2011-08-013.1
2011-09-013.1
2011-10-013.1
2011-11-013.1
2011-12-013.1
2012-01-013.2
2012-02-013.2
2012-03-013.3
2012-04-013.4
2012-05-013.4
2012-06-013.5
2012-07-013.6
2012-08-013.6
2012-09-013.6
2012-10-013.7
2012-11-013.8
2012-12-013.8
2013-01-013.9
2013-02-014
2013-03-013.9
2013-04-014
2013-05-014.2
2013-06-014.2
2013-07-014.3
2013-08-014.4
2013-09-014.5
2013-10-014.5
2013-11-014.6
2013-12-014.8
2014-01-014.8
2014-02-014.9
2014-03-015
2014-04-015.1
2014-05-015.1
2014-06-015.2
2014-07-015.3
2014-08-015.3
2014-09-015.4
2014-10-015.4
2014-11-015.4
2014-12-015.5
2015-01-015.5
2015-02-015.5
2015-03-015.5
2015-04-015.5
2015-05-015.5
2015-06-015.5
2015-07-015.6
2015-08-015.7
2015-09-015.7
2015-10-015.7
2015-11-015.8
2015-12-015.9
2016-01-015.8
2016-02-016
2016-03-016
2016-04-016
2016-05-016.1
2016-06-016.2
2016-07-016.2
2016-08-016.3
2016-09-016.4
2016-10-016.4
2016-11-016.4
2016-12-016.4
2017-01-016.4
2017-02-016.4
2017-03-016.5
2017-04-016.4
2017-05-016.4
2017-06-016.4
2017-07-016.3
2017-08-016.4
2017-09-016.4
2017-10-016.4
2017-11-016.5
2017-12-016.5
2018-01-016.5
2018-02-016.5
2018-03-016.5
2018-04-016.6
2018-05-016.7
2018-06-016.8
2018-07-016.7
2018-08-016.7
2018-09-016.7
2018-10-016.7
2018-11-016.7
2018-12-016.7
2019-01-016.8
2019-02-017
2019-03-017
2019-04-017
2019-05-017
2019-06-017
2019-07-017.1
2019-08-017.2
2019-09-017.3
2019-10-017.4
2019-11-017.4
2019-12-017.5
2020-01-017.5
2020-02-017.6
2020-03-017.5
2020-04-017.4
2020-05-017.3
2020-06-017.5
2020-07-017.4
2020-08-017.4
2020-09-017.4
2020-10-017.5
Building type2017-10-012018-10-012019-10-012020-10-01
Stand-alone houses21194209182206221947
Apartments3001383545923557
Retirement village units1902189524431844
“Townhouses47696277783910633
flats
units”

Consents for apartments usually cover homes that are vertically attached, whereas townhouses, flats, and units can include those which are horizontally attached as well as minor or secondary homes.

“The proportion of new homes consented that are townhouses, flats, or units has been increasing. Auckland in particular has seen rapid changes in the composition of new homes consented,” Mr Heslop said.

In the past year about 6,000 townhouses, flats, and units were consented in Auckland, almost 60 percent of the New Zealand total.

Year ended OctoberNZ (excluding Auckland)Auckland
2010-10-01969300
2011-10-01769293
2012-10-01686306
2013-10-011026480
2014-10-011666930
2015-10-0122971268
2016-10-0122372030
2017-10-0126582111
2018-10-0131043173
2019-10-0137674072
2020-10-0143276306

More information will be provided in the Housing in Aotearoa: 2020 report scheduled for publication on 8 December 2020.

Seasonally adjusted number of new homes consented rises

Some periods of the year typically experience higher or low numbers of new homes consented, so accounting for seasonality allows us to better compare numbers between periods .

The seasonally adjusted number of new homes consented rose 8.8 percent in October 2020, following a rise of 3.6 percent in September.

The seasonally adjusted number of new stand-alone houses consented fell by 4.9 percent in October, following a rise of 6.3 percent in September.

There were large fluctuations in consent numbers between March and May 2020 due to COVID-19, when many businesses and construction projects temporarily closed. See the COVID-19: Building and construction sector guidance page on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s website for more information.

The number of new homes consented each month can also vary significantly due to the timing of large multi-home projects, such as apartment buildings.

Residential construction makes up bigger piece of the pie

The total value of residential building projects in the October 2020 year increased by 1.5 percent compared with a year ago, while non-residential values dropped by 9.1 percent.

Among non-residential consents the only category to have seen an increase in the October 2020 year was storage buildings (up 13.4 percent).

Residential projects accounted for around 68 percent of all consents issued in the October 2020 year, rising at a quicker rate than its non-residential and non-building counterparts over the last 10 years.

Year ended OctoberResidentialNon-residentialNon-building
1974-10-0164958667544448197314882124
1975-10-0162213949945505266414324608
1976-10-0172074922544883798820870440
1977-10-0170031225854362212326080196
1978-10-0161522863651203824627807099
1979-10-0161816131349040511829223865
1980-10-0166900240361911125128748174
1981-10-0192094468375359000728218510
1982-10-011162093296101522439351072133
1983-10-011182603501791801524114903512
1984-10-011502711529109241508063048154
1985-10-011754048973143994150344201483
1986-10-011768377278170192800857242792
1987-10-011827046161238010280767363830
1988-10-012007057857237030210373041863
1989-10-012407456040155137139056089595
1990-10-012548571346122837489159032420
1991-10-01216703210489855115948041461
1992-10-01216954900494600838365030542
1993-10-012510284152135137431250662817
1994-10-013147105529163430834477566864
1995-10-0133314534472098114518119677650
1996-10-0135960143632532979486182246969
1997-10-0138402158332296123023218591689
1998-10-0134189961582427366659187022851
1999-10-0142177706082086114724216601645
2000-10-0137662126962364790926145156660
2001-10-0137302666852796846985159421385
2002-10-0149717983902604502286197711531
2003-10-0160145338502731500564229418264
2004-10-0170229200193466110663291294054
2005-10-0167792644784073526808385694981
2006-10-0172495646234064336052400683041
2007-10-0177719910834187978877402940322
2008-10-0165797605504486711150545176948
2009-10-0149804025284521561630482576623
2010-10-0157235361923763554499410719365
2011-10-0148596084913706520909332397359
2012-10-0160042123973968137410361348235
2013-10-0175361832234282890318300875742
2014-10-0193138977594925104191361860060
2015-10-01101425292055690109418424049343
2016-10-01124566192896099717523488650845
2017-10-01133549760996471194968397293044
2018-10-01141370108736763778111392031620
2019-10-01157045302887582146251535165984
2020-10-01159355849176890913231619864300

Building consents reflect an intention to build. Information on work put in place is provided by the Value of building work put in place results, which better reflects delays or project cancellations.

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