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Residential building consents

In the Wellington Region there were 1,801 residential buildings approved to be built in the financial year 2016.

Building Consents statistics are used in both the public and private sectors as a leading indicator of the general level of residential development, economic activity, employment and investment.

Data for Building Consents is obtained monthly from all territorial authorities who record applications for building authorisations under the building consents system.

A building is classified according to its main intended function. Figures for new apartments are compiled from consents that have 10 or more new attached dwelling units (flats or apartments). If there are fewer than 10 flats or apartments on a consent, they are treated as being dwellings other than apartments. Apartment numbers often show large fluctuations from month to month and, unless removed from dwelling figures, can mask underlying movements.

Residential building consents
Wellington Region
Year (ending June 30)NumberAnnual change
19982,323--
19992,104-219
20002,451+347
20012,157-294
20021,934-223
20032,574+640
20042,592+18
20052,058-534
20062,041-17
20072,032-9
20082,153+121
20091,554-599
20101,413-141
20111,182-231
20121,244+62
20131,342+98
20141,607+265
20151,594-13
20161,801+207

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Building Consents Issued: September 2017 and earlier issues. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Residential building consents
Residential building consents 2016, Building consents: 1,801 2015, Building consents: 1,594 2014, Building consents: 1,607 2013, Building consents: 1,342 2012, Building consents: 1,244 2011, Building consents: 1,182 2010, Building consents: 1,413 2009, Building consents: 1,554 2008, Building consents: 2,153 2007, Building consents: 2,032 2006, Building consents: 2,041 2005, Building consents: 2,058 2004, Building consents: 2,592 2003, Building consents: 2,574 2002, Building consents: 1,934 2001, Building consents: 2,157 2000, Building consents: 2,451 1999, Building consents: 2,104 1998, Building consents: 2,323
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Building Consents Issued: September 2017 and earlier issues
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in residential building consents
Change in residential building consents 2016, Wellington Region: +207 2015, Wellington Region: -13 2014, Wellington Region: +265 2013, Wellington Region: +98 2012, Wellington Region: +62 2011, Wellington Region: -231 2010, Wellington Region: -141 2009, Wellington Region: -599 2008, Wellington Region: +121 2007, Wellington Region: -9 2006, Wellington Region: -17 2005, Wellington Region: -534 2004, Wellington Region: +18 2003, Wellington Region: +640 2002, Wellington Region: -223 2001, Wellington Region: -294 2000, Wellington Region: +347 1999, Wellington Region: -219
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Building Consents Issued: September 2017 and earlier issues
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
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