Consents for medium-sized houses increase rapidly in last decade

Medium-sized stand-alone houses, with a floor area between 100 and 200 square metres, became more common in the last decade, Stats NZ said today.

“More than 11,000 medium-sized stand-alone houses were consented in 2020, doubling what we saw in 2010 during the home-building slump that followed the global financial crisis,” construction statistics manager Michael Heslop said.

“These medium-sized houses are most likely to have three or four bedrooms.”

Year ended DecemberMore than 300 square metres200 to 300 square metres100 to 200 square metresLess than 100 square metres
1991522223158343793
1992617287466762889
1993773338173372385
19941110442984262265
19951137413673011967
19961323464888942277
19971187464799262834
1998988374783732144
199912765068107272122
20001380456377981653
20011598496276791566
20022146669188691434
200325118159101461598
20042826829891391679
20052719759474681609
20062598812776021669
20072639796980111663
20082186531853391336
2009164542454740944
2010174151275239959
2011137543824409946
2012166556795570819
2013191369377004867
20142326711879131002
20152056722487561002
20162380794598541131
20172284777396091356
201822856939101861715
201921346649112642222
202020126270117922138
Year ended DecemberFloor area (square metres)
1974109
1975107
1976112
1977113
1978115
1979123
1980126
1981132
1982128
1983125
1984123
1985123
1986126
1987127
1988126
1989130
1990136
1991139
1992151
1993159
1994164
1995171
1996172
1997162
1998157
1999163
2000174
2001178
2002176
2003185
2004180
2005191
2006191
2007196
2008197
2009195
2010200
2011192
2012197
2013192
2014187
2015179
2016182
2017177
2018170
2019158
2020156

For more information on housing see the Housing in Aotearoa: 2020 report.

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