New homes consented reach record numbers in North Island

The annual number of new homes consented in the North Island was 29,310 in November 2020, the highest number since the regional series began in March 1991, Stats NZ said today.

Nationally, the number of new homes consented in the year to November 2020 was 38,624, up 4.2 percent from 2019. The national annual total is the highest since July 1974, when 38,904 new homes were consented.

“Auckland, Hawke’s Bay, and Taranaki had record levels of new homes consented in the November 2020 year. These consents are an intention to build, and most home construction is completed within a year or two after a consent is granted, though COVID-19 may have caused delays for some projects,” construction statistics manager Michael Heslop said.

Year endedAucklandCanterburyNorth Island (excluding Auckland)South Island (excluding Canterbury)
Mar-917004284788332132
Apr-916884285586852160
May-916615281184332184
Jun-916371277882152190
Jul-916166277581412157
Aug-915963277378662162
Sep-915791275078732209
Oct-915595272277082149
Nov-915352270574662114
Dec-915259270774362114
Jan-925159274673702089
Feb-925180277874232079
Mar-925126280574812149
Apr-925166284874662207
May-925035288973872225
Jun-925009294574502252
Jul-925029294174042285
Aug-924993292575002296
Sep-924926290173682301
Oct-924938293472432300
Nov-924904294572622365
Dec-924966294873712453
Jan-935058292973922519
Feb-935093298572872579
Mar-935146294872462560
Apr-935136290372612537
May-935231289372572536
Jun-935296288373052584
Jul-935427285572462631
Aug-935566290472902675
Sep-935807293272762716
Oct-935776290573342717
Nov-935875290473842750
Dec-935827289372772734
Jan-945800291572662723
Feb-945900286774292729
Mar-946156293775302736
Apr-946209300075332756
May-946558307076042845
Jun-946739319775972828
Jul-946839328778402822
Aug-947046331879972843
Sep-947163340781412854
Oct-947415351382242933
Nov-947911361283102968
Dec-948109367983522958
Jan-958260371983732953
Feb-958435379683353012
Mar-958554381382593054
Apr-958519383581983014
May-958379382181602940
Jun-958467376480972907
Jul-958414368078262829
Aug-958301366875982798
Sep-958162361675402718
Oct-958166357975522677
Nov-957793348774752588
Dec-957716342774252544
Jan-967745338674982489
Feb-967778336175812393
Mar-967909331076872334
Apr-968240330679092306
May-968506334481082310
Jun-968474320982372253
Jul-968617326183972239
Aug-968576325585312206
Sep-968606327185662180
Oct-968558319985912124
Nov-968740318686502061
Dec-968855318587612018
Jan-978878326087832029
Feb-978799320688092013
Mar-978590318887231960
Apr-978561318787891969
May-978415317487871887
Jun-978469323889651972
Jul-978554327992712040
Aug-978755332193701991
Sep-979406335596321961
Oct-979558338797981910
Nov-979550338399381905
Dec-9797413474100321875
Jan-9896473424101821827
Feb-9897893478102981793
Mar-9898353490104631795
Apr-9897023438103631733
May-9894883353102521686
Jun-9892953351100521558
Jul-989083325197701456
Aug-988908310295421410
Sep-988177310592421369
Oct-987902303889411328
Nov-988020302788361267
Dec-987793297287361248
Jan-997952294985511246
Feb-997876288383921259
Mar-998020296485311249
Apr-998400302886361255
May-998912312587351287
Jun-999227312389171339
Jul-999783317491571372
Aug-9910359329694201392
Sep-9910912336096731494
Oct-9911189344199011537
Nov-99111483390100041601
Dec-9911291348699441653
Jan-0011342342099231666
Feb-0011162341599451673
Mar-0010985330798721693
Apr-0010485318796181719
May-0010263310396381731
Jun-009995303294911725
Jul-009583300291781708
Aug-009040292489761758
Sep-008606271587651707
Oct-008340260285811738
Nov-008082257783731747
Dec-007832237481931686
Jan-017588240382011701
Feb-017551239080331696
Mar-017437236678711694
Apr-017518239679241710
May-017275235578641807
Jun-017417237377361817
Jul-017334230377551885
Aug-017384229879881911
Sep-017333230879281962
Oct-017643234078812013
Nov-018030240778542033
Dec-018123243978942080
Jan-028163247578942155
Feb-028376248479872188
Mar-028598252578852253
Apr-029015256879872312
May-029308263780362327
Jun-029385267580782394
Jul-0210033283182812435
Aug-0210195289181122467
Sep-0210618300082682521
Oct-0211717305185742546
Nov-0211632315687682617
Dec-0212201323390622712
Jan-0312479332191802737
Feb-0312343340292112813
Mar-0312533348794582842
Apr-0312292354396142897
May-0312224362797432955
Jun-03123023761100172993
Jul-03120133804100893049
Aug-03121883845104113109
Sep-03125043930105633139
Oct-03113114047106403234
Nov-03115744065108613332
Dec-03113414189110523329
Jan-04116954179112833431
Feb-04121574255114533455
Mar-04122624371116703517
Apr-04125204447116533511
May-04125054456117243504
Jun-04129874455122783528
Jul-04127674489122543472
Aug-04125194518121063432
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Oct-04121434535119493347
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Dec-04121664452115833221
Jan-05115834486114893090
Feb-05112264450115383050
Mar-05111054574116212954
Apr-05104934445114482941
May-05101614369112882943
Jun-0594654320107682890
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Aug-0591674213108462873
Sep-0589794122110992891
Oct-0584254049110772822
Nov-0577904082111782942
Dec-0577194116112662920
Jan-0676224091113992910
Feb-0676884073114072963
Mar-0672113901112932997
Apr-0672333987111792945
May-0673704090113552880
Jun-0672654085113392871
Jul-0673004163112952940
Aug-0672044116115063008
Sep-0674594204113683065
Oct-0677794253114033137
Nov-0677144226114653105
Dec-0672354231113773105
Jan-0772024202113303195
Feb-0768774360113533177
Mar-0768114435112923200
Apr-0768344411114853232
May-0766754414115293338
Jun-0768414471118093415
Jul-0767234493118533484
Aug-0767874551118313455
Sep-0764604548117003359
Oct-0761464571117423318
Nov-0761724590116633309
Dec-0761834478116313297
Jan-0861784507114813286
Feb-0862474331113823273
Mar-0860564112110943269
Apr-0863014128113673326
May-0861383980110933242
Jun-0858023825104873145
Jul-0855993652102882995
Aug-085187351597772875
Sep-084996334498362825
Oct-084736315194152785
Nov-084549297088742673
Dec-084320292285202693
Jan-094049274181452589
Feb-093732259078902498
Mar-093708255475532419
Apr-093291238369342262
May-093400229465972164
Jun-093223224265852125
Jul-093215225663572126
Aug-093157223663302098
Sep-093315227159442085
Oct-093401229860392128
Nov-093407239962692123
Dec-093487244464082085
Jan-103546251265182078
Feb-103635261466042117
Mar-103646273268512151
Apr-103651285970152246
May-103540291671722265
Jun-103669297472312292
Jul-103733300973902293
Aug-103838296573532303
Sep-103718289773582319
Oct-103703288271462260
Nov-103733289070502288
Dec-103613282169432225
Jan-113626278868072205
Feb-113612268765672158
Mar-113583252664212080
Apr-113535245861811963
May-113450247260441950
Jun-113397237358481920
Jul-113422227156501892
Aug-113480239657301908
Sep-113478242057191881
Oct-113606241957501838
Nov-113673236356841802
Dec-113772239556901798
Jan-123745262757121803
Feb-123763273957881828
Mar-123976285458891871
Apr-124077293859951883
May-124202303859941892
Jun-124197320160401970
Jul-124262340860621984
Aug-124259348659492027
Sep-124411366259042018
Oct-124440378460822090
Nov-124442395561302148
Dec-124582403761372172
Jan-134722403662082176
Feb-134882417662452177
Mar-134764433961482145
Apr-134835445463922240
May-135102459765622259
Jun-135343467065762193
Jul-135491480667262173
Aug-135616487868022135
Sep-135648508168722172
Oct-135691532068432171
Nov-136038545970102127
Dec-136310575970892131
Jan-146371590171782171
Feb-146362603172852169
Mar-146530619174362214
Apr-146796634873782176
May-146779645973772237
Jun-146873671374702259
Jul-147166681574042320
Aug-147356688974782293
Sep-147403686975312336
Oct-147518698375472352
Nov-147706715773692321
Dec-147632730874502327
Jan-157681725575102329
Feb-157745724274642314
Mar-157940722675642307
Apr-158155709975052308
May-158195704375912284
Jun-158299696475932297
Jul-158562700777882338
Aug-158609706378492405
Sep-158713701080652395
Oct-158927681382652374
Nov-158926666087592445
Dec-159243649289272467
Jan-169267631490742467
Feb-169526632293152580
Mar-169558625493762599
Apr-169345648395922616
May-169426655298162591
Jun-1696446475103152661
Jul-1696196366104332664
Aug-1698496338107202717
Sep-16100246270109342767
Oct-16100116168112082835
Nov-16102336054112142895
Dec-16100265903111642970
Jan-17100325962111243002
Feb-17100455798112963018
Mar-17101995769115173136
Apr-17102265446115043190
May-17103795305116813271
Jun-17103645180116273273
Jul-17100515180117583406
Aug-17102655110119183436
Sep-17103175122119763471
Oct-17104695156117393496
Nov-17107315119117613506
Dec-17108675004116933517
Jan-18110734948116873537
Feb-18110524962116953532
Mar-18111924906118263464
Apr-18116294941119613480
May-18122744912119563485
Jun-18123694962120243504
Jul-18128454728118173459
Aug-18129594624117803395
Sep-18129454629115923378
Oct-18130784641117743425
Nov-18128004668118893418
Dec-18128624769119943363
Jan-19132724791121593346
Feb-19138474864122213322
Mar-19138744915121143605
Apr-19137544958120883584
May-19138814954122823585
Jun-19140324959122283578
Jul-19142365081125523596
Aug-19143455198125003611
Sep-19146345195128523764
Oct-19149185233130123771
Nov-19148665310130823795
Dec-19151545308132873877
Jan-20149765463133013954
Feb-20148545466135454016
Mar-20149325446134343804
Apr-20147835432131843786
May-20144935655131123760
Jun-20147805771132903769
Jul-20148955729131813776
Aug-20148795653131933748
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The number of new homes consented per 1,000 residents in Auckland increased by 0.7 to 9.5 in the year ended November 2020, up significantly from the Auckland series low of 2.2 seen in the year ended August 2009. Canterbury had similar results, increasing by 0.6 to 9.0 new homes consented per 1,000 residents. As part of the post-quake rebuild in Canterbury, the number of new homes consented per 1,000 residents peaked at 12.8 in the December 2014 year.

Auckland’s population in June 2020 was 1,717,500, accounting for around 44.1 percent of the North Island’s population. Canterbury’s population of 645,900 accounted for 54.4 percent of the South Island’s population.

Year endedAucklandWaikatoWellingtonCanterbury
Jan-966.95.437
Feb-9675.53.17
Mar-967.15.63.16.9
Apr-967.45.83.26.9
May-967.663.37
Jun-967.66.13.46.7
Jul-967.76.13.66.8
Aug-967.76.43.66.8
Sep-967.76.43.66.8
Oct-967.76.63.56.7
Nov-967.86.73.46.6
Dec-967.96.83.46.6
Jan-977.76.83.36.7
Feb-977.76.83.56.6
Mar-977.56.83.46.6
Apr-977.56.93.46.6
May-977.36.93.46.5
Jun-977.473.66.7
Jul-977.57.33.76.8
Aug-977.67.23.86.8
Sep-978.27.43.96.9
Oct-978.37.44.27
Nov-978.37.54.47
Dec-978.57.54.67.2
Jan-988.37.54.87
Feb-988.47.54.97.1
Mar-988.47.65.17.1
Apr-988.37.55.27
May-988.17.45.36.9
Jun-9887.35.46.9
Jul-987.86.95.66.7
Aug-987.66.95.56.3
Sep-9876.85.56.4
Oct-986.86.75.36.2
Nov-986.96.65.26.2
Dec-986.76.55.26.1
Jan-996.76.456
Feb-996.66.44.75.9
Mar-996.86.54.96
Apr-997.16.556.2
May-997.56.656.4
Jun-997.86.94.86.4
Jul-998.37.14.86.5
Aug-998.77.25.16.7
Sep-999.27.45.26.8
Oct-999.47.55.37
Nov-999.47.55.66.9
Dec-999.57.55.57.1
Jan-009.47.45.56.9
Feb-009.37.45.66.9
Mar-009.17.45.66.7
Apr-008.77.35.56.5
May-008.57.35.66.3
Jun-008.37.15.66.1
Jul-0086.95.56.1
Aug-007.56.85.25.9
Sep-007.26.35.35.5
Oct-006.96.25.35.3
Nov-006.76.15.25.2
Dec-006.55.85.14.8
Jan-016.25.85.24.8
Feb-016.25.75.14.8
Mar-016.15.54.94.8
Apr-016.25.44.94.8
May-0165.44.94.7
Jun-016.15.24.94.8
Jul-0165.34.94.6
Aug-016.15.45.24.6
Sep-0165.554.6
Oct-016.35.64.94.7
Nov-016.65.54.84.8
Dec-016.75.74.84.9
Jan-026.55.84.64.9
Feb-026.75.74.64.9
Mar-026.85.74.55
Apr-027.25.94.45.1
May-027.45.94.45.2
Jun-027.564.35.3
Jul-0286.14.55.6
Aug-028.164.15.7
Sep-028.56.14.25.9
Oct-029.36.24.66
Nov-029.36.34.96.2
Dec-029.76.45.16.4
Jan-039.66.35.16.4
Feb-039.56.55.16.6
Mar-039.76.75.26.8
Apr-039.56.85.56.9
May-039.46.95.67
Jun-039.57.15.77.3
Jul-039.37.35.57.4
Aug-039.47.55.87.5
Sep-039.67.85.77.6
Oct-038.785.57.9
Nov-038.98.45.37.9
Dec-038.78.65.48.1
Jan-048.88.55.58
Feb-049.28.85.58.1
Mar-049.29.15.78.3
Apr-049.49.15.38.5
May-049.49.25.38.5
Jun-049.89.45.78.5
Jul-049.69.35.78.6
Aug-049.49.45.48.6
Sep-0499.35.48.6
Oct-049.29.15.48.6
Nov-049.18.95.38.6
Dec-049.28.858.5
Jan-058.68.74.78.4
Feb-058.38.54.78.4
Mar-058.28.45.18.6
Apr-057.88.358.4
May-057.58.24.88.2
Jun-0578.14.58.1
Jul-056.88.14.37.9
Aug-056.88.14.37.9
Sep-056.78.14.57.7
Oct-056.28.14.57.6
Nov-055.88.14.57.7
Dec-055.78.14.57.7
Jan-065.68.24.57.6
Feb-065.68.24.77.5
Mar-065.38.24.27.2
Apr-065.384.37.4
May-065.48.24.47.6
Jun-065.38.24.47.6
Jul-065.38.24.47.7
Aug-065.28.24.57.6
Sep-065.48.34.27.8
Oct-065.78.64.27.9
Nov-065.68.74.27.8
Dec-065.38.84.27.8
Jan-075.28.64.27.7
Feb-074.98.83.98
Mar-074.98.93.98.1
Apr-074.9948.1
May-074.89.148.1
Jun-074.99.44.38.2
Jul-074.89.54.48.2
Aug-074.99.54.58.3
Sep-074.69.44.58.3
Oct-074.49.24.68.4
Nov-074.49.14.58.4
Dec-074.48.94.58.2
Jan-084.48.74.58.1
Feb-084.48.54.67.8
Mar-084.38.14.57.4
Apr-084.58.25.17.5
May-084.47.957.2
Jun-084.17.44.66.9
Jul-0847.14.66.6
Aug-083.76.84.66.3
Sep-083.66.64.86
Oct-083.46.44.65.7
Nov-083.264.45.4
Dec-083.15.94.25.3
Jan-092.85.64.14.9
Feb-092.65.34.24.6
Mar-092.65.14.14.6
Apr-092.34.73.34.3
May-092.44.43.24.1
Jun-092.34.33.34
Jul-092.34.234
Aug-092.24.32.94
Sep-092.34.22.44.1
Oct-092.44.22.54.1
Nov-092.44.32.64.3
Dec-092.54.32.84.4
Jan-102.54.32.74.4
Feb-102.54.42.54.6
Mar-102.54.62.64.8
Apr-102.54.82.75
May-102.552.95.1
Jun-102.552.95.2
Jul-102.65.135.3
Aug-102.7535.2
Sep-102.64.93.15.1
Oct-102.64.83.15.1
Nov-102.64.735.1
Dec-102.54.735
Jan-112.54.52.95
Feb-112.54.42.94.8
Mar-112.54.22.84.5
Apr-112.44.12.84.4
May-112.442.64.4
Jun-112.33.92.44.2
Jul-112.33.82.54.1
Aug-112.442.44.3
Sep-112.442.34.3
Oct-112.542.34.3
Nov-112.542.24.2
Dec-112.642.34.3
Jan-122.542.34.7
Feb-122.54.12.44.9
Mar-122.74.22.45.1
Apr-122.84.32.45.3
May-122.84.32.45.5
Jun-122.84.22.65.8
Jul-122.94.22.56.1
Aug-122.94.12.66.3
Sep-1234.22.76.6
Oct-1234.22.76.8
Nov-1234.22.77.1
Dec-123.14.32.57.3
Jan-133.24.22.67.2
Feb-133.34.42.67.4
Mar-133.24.42.57.7
Apr-133.24.52.87.9
May-133.44.72.98.2
Jun-133.64.72.88.3
Jul-133.74.82.98.5
Aug-133.84.92.98.7
Sep-133.852.89
Oct-133.8539.5
Nov-1345.13.39.7
Dec-134.25.33.210.2
Jan-144.25.33.310.3
Feb-144.25.33.310.6
Mar-144.35.43.410.8
Apr-144.55.63.211.1
May-144.55.53.211.3
Jun-144.55.63.311.8
Jul-144.75.73.211.9
Aug-144.85.73.212.1
Sep-144.95.63.412
Oct-144.95.63.212.2
Nov-145.15.5312.5
Dec-1455.53.112.8
Jan-154.95.53.112.4
Feb-1555.5312.4
Mar-155.15.43.212.3
Apr-155.35.33.212.1
May-155.35.53.212
Jun-155.35.53.211.9
Jul-155.55.73.212
Aug-155.55.73.212.1
Sep-155.66.13.112
Oct-155.76.23.111.6
Nov-155.76.53.611.4
Dec-1566.83.411.1
Jan-165.86.83.310.5
Feb-16673.410.5
Mar-1667.13.210.4
Apr-165.97.23.210.8
May-165.97.33.210.9
Jun-166.17.63.510.8
Jul-166.17.73.610.6
Aug-166.27.83.610.5
Sep-166.37.83.910.4
Oct-166.37.94.310.2
Nov-166.483.910.1
Dec-166.37.83.99.8
Jan-176.27.53.99.7
Feb-176.27.63.99.4
Mar-176.37.649.4
Apr-176.37.748.9
May-176.47.84.28.6
Jun-176.47.64.28.4
Jul-176.27.74.38.4
Aug-176.37.84.58.3
Sep-176.37.74.48.3
Oct-176.47.74.28.4
Nov-176.67.64.48.3
Dec-176.77.54.48.1
Jan-186.77.44.47.9
Feb-186.77.34.68
Mar-186.87.34.97.9
Apr-1877.357.9
May-187.47.25.17.9
Jun-187.57.35.38
Jul-187.87.25.27.6
Aug-187.87.35.17.4
Sep-187.87.457.4
Oct-187.97.55.17.5
Nov-187.77.85.27.5
Dec-187.87.95.27.7
Jan-197.97.85.27.6
Feb-198.285.27.7
Mar-198.38.15.17.8
Apr-198.285.17.8
May-198.38.35.27.8
Jun-198.38.257.8
Jul-198.58.55.18
Aug-198.58.35.28.2
Sep-198.78.65.48.2
Oct-198.98.65.68.3
Nov-198.88.65.78.4
Dec-1998.868.4
Jan-208.78.668.5
Feb-208.68.66.28.5
Mar-208.78.46.18.4
Apr-208.68.55.98.4
May-208.48.35.98.8
Jun-208.68.45.98.9
Jul-208.78.35.88.9
Aug-208.78.35.88.8
Sep-2098.15.68.7
Oct-209.18.15.78.9
Nov-209.58.15.59

“Townhouses, flats, and units have been a major driver of housing growth in recent years. Auckland in particular has seen a rapid increase in the number of medium- to high-density housing being consented,” Mr Heslop said.

See the Housing in Aotearoa: 2020 report for more information on housing.

Seasonally adjusted number of new homes consented

Some periods of the year typically experience higher or lower 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 1.2 percent in November 2020, following a rise of 8.9 percent in October.

The seasonally adjusted number of new stand-alone houses consented increased by 4.9 percent in November, following a fall of 4.9 percent in October.

There were large fluctuations in consent numbers between March 2020 (down 21.3 percent) and May 2020 (up 40.8 percent) due to COVID-19, when many businesses and construction projects temporarily closed.

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.

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