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Residential building consents

In the Wellington City there were 614 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 City
Year (ending June 30)NumberAnnual change
19981,375--
19991,116-259
20001,181+65
20011,084-97
2002909-175
20031,542+633
20041,384-158
2005829-555
2006778-51
2007679-99
2008963+284
2009802-161
2010530-272
2011455-75
2012548+93
2013481-67
2014648+167
2015548-100
2016614+66

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Building Consents Issued: June 2016 and earlier issues. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Residential building consents
Residential building consents 2016, Building consents: 614 2015, Building consents: 548 2014, Building consents: 648 2013, Building consents: 481 2012, Building consents: 548 2011, Building consents: 455 2010, Building consents: 530 2009, Building consents: 802 2008, Building consents: 963 2007, Building consents: 679 2006, Building consents: 778 2005, Building consents: 829 2004, Building consents: 1,384 2003, Building consents: 1,542 2002, Building consents: 909 2001, Building consents: 1,084 2000, Building consents: 1,181 1999, Building consents: 1,116 1998, Building consents: 1,375
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Building Consents Issued: June 2013 and earlier issues
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in residential building consents
Change in residential building consents 2016, Wellington City: +66 2015, Wellington City: -100 2014, Wellington City: +167 2013, Wellington City: -67 2012, Wellington City: +93 2011, Wellington City: -75 2010, Wellington City: -272 2009, Wellington City: -161 2008, Wellington City: +284 2007, Wellington City: -99 2006, Wellington City: -51 2005, Wellington City: -555 2004, Wellington City: -158 2003, Wellington City: +633 2002, Wellington City: -175 2001, Wellington City: -97 2000, Wellington City: +65 1999, Wellington City: -259
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Building Consents Issued: June 2013 and earlier issues
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
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