Building Consents Issued 30 May

Building consent statistics are about the number, floor area, and value of new homes, non-residential buildings, and alterations approved for construction.

Use the open-source tool 7-Zip to decompress the CSV files below.

Key facts

  • In April 2024, the seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented fell 1.9 percent, after falling 0.2 percent in March 2024.
  • In the year ended April 2024, the actual number of new dwellings consented was 35,401, down 23 percent from the year ended April 2023.
  • The annual value of non-residential building work consented was $9.6 billion, down 1.2 percent from the year ended April 2023.
  • In the year ended April 2024, the number of new dwellings consented per 1,000 residents was 6.7, compared with 8.9 in the year ended April 2023.

New dwellings consented

In April 2024, there were 2,926 new dwellings consented, comprising:

  • 1,354 stand-alone houses
  • 1,296 townhouses, flats, and units
  • 178 retirement village units
  • 98 apartments.

The number of dwellings consented each month can vary significantly due to the timing of large multi-dwelling projects, such as townhouses and apartment buildings.

“Month”“Actual”“Seasonally adjusted”“Trend”
“Jan-1995”“1506”“1852”“1861”
“Feb-1995”“1914”“1952”“1822”
“Mar-1995”“2060”“1752”“1780”
“Apr-1995”“1479”“1687”“1737”
“May-1995”“1830”“1639”“1701”
“Jun-1995”“1780”“1760”“1676”
“Jul-1995”“1503”“1635”“1667”
“Aug-1995”“1760”“1677”“1671”
“Sep-1995”“1759”“1671”“1680”
“Oct-1995”“2024”“2094”“1692”
“Nov-1995”“1878”“1703”“1719”
“Dec-1995”“1621”“1761”“1769”
“Jan-1996”“1512”“1762”“1840”
“Feb-1996”“1909”“1906”“1913”
“Mar-1996”“2187”“2021”“1968”
“Apr-1996”“2000”“2040”“1986”
“May-1996”“2337”“2119”“1963”
“Jun-1996”“1685”“1856”“1910”
“Jul-1996”“1844”“1764”“1852”
“Aug-1996”“1813”“1811”“1812”
“Sep-1996”“1813”“1753”“1805”
“Oct-1996”“1875”“1860”“1826”
“Nov-1996”“2045”“1890”“1856”
“Dec-1996”“1803”“1874”“1876”
“Jan-1997”“1643”“1932”“1882”
“Feb-1997”“1787”“1890”“1892”
“Mar-1997”“1821”“1871”“1915”
“Apr-1997”“2045”“1909”“1963”
“May-1997”“2094”“1971”“2036”
“Jun-1997”“2066”“2223”“2116”
“Jul-1997”“2344”“2214”“2187”
“Aug-1997”“2106”“2159”“2232”
“Sep-1997”“2730”“2446”“2239”
“Oct-1997”“2172”“2158”“2211”
“Nov-1997”“2166”“2135”“2158”
“Dec-1997”“2149”“2146”“2089”
“Jan-1998”“1601”“1962”“2009”
“Feb-1998”“2064”“2251”“1916”
“Mar-1998”“2046”“1813”“1821”
“Apr-1998”“1698”“1795”“1731”
“May-1998”“1637”“1580”“1645”
“Jun-1998”“1543”“1570”“1575”
“Jul-1998”“1648”“1531”“1526”
“Aug-1998”“1508”“1559”“1508”
“Sep-1998”“1661”“1466”“1528”
“Oct-1998”“1488”“1540”“1587”
“Nov-1998”“2107”“1988”“1677”
“Dec-1998”“1748”“1789”“1793”
“Jan-1999”“1550”“1970”“1917”
“Feb-1999”“1776”“1992”“2032”
“Mar-1999”“2402”“2164”“2125”
“Apr-1999”“2253”“2205”“2201”
“May-1999”“2377”“2331”“2266”
“Jun-1999”“2090”“2135”“2318”
“Jul-1999”“2528”“2410”“2349”
“Aug-1999”“2490”“2390”“2353”
“Sep-1999”“2633”“2409”“2321”
“Oct-1999”“2117”“2237”“2256”
“Nov-1999”“2182”“1917”“2154”
“Dec-1999”“1979”“2051”“2034”
“Jan-2000”“1527”“1991”“1917”
“Feb-2000”“1620”“1737”“1828”
“Mar-2000”“2062”“1770”“1767”
“Apr-2000”“1405”“1615”“1731”
“May-2000”“2103”“1839”“1710”
“Jun-2000”“1598”“1669”“1696”
“Jul-2000”“1756”“1754”“1677”
“Aug-2000”“1716”“1574”“1642”
“Sep-2000”“1728”“1612”“1597”
“Oct-2000”“1585”“1584”“1554”
“Nov-2000”“1700”“1528”“1529”
“Dec-2000”“1285”“1451”“1527”
“Jan-2001”“1335”“1540”“1549”
“Feb-2001”“1397”“1621”“1584”
“Mar-2001”“1762”“1589”“1623”
“Apr-2001”“1585”“1752”“1661”
“May-2001”“1856”“1646”“1687”
“Jun-2001”“1640”“1757”“1707”
“Jul-2001”“1690”“1581”“1728”
“Aug-2001”“2020”“1882”“1747”
“Sep-2001”“1678”“1689”“1760”
“Oct-2001”“1931”“1807”“1769”
“Nov-2001”“2148”“1893”“1784”
“Dec-2001”“1497”“1711”“1812”
“Jan-2002”“1486”“1703”“1852”
“Feb-2002”“1745”“2018”“1913”
“Mar-2002”“1986”“2024”“1988”
“Apr-2002”“2206”“2102”“2062”
“May-2002”“2282”“2075”“2133”
“Jun-2002”“1864”“2091”“2186”
“Jul-2002”“2738”“2485”“2229”
“Aug-2002”“2105”“2068”“2279”
“Sep-2002”“2420”“2361”“2323”
“Oct-2002”“3412”“3203”“2345”
“Nov-2002”“2432”“2204”“2344”
“Dec-2002”“2532”“2650”“2326”
“Jan-2003”“1995”“2255”“2309”
“Feb-2003”“1797”“2023”“2300”
“Mar-2003”“2537”“2455”“2308”
“Apr-2003”“2232”“2335”“2355”
“May-2003”“2485”“2425”“2422”
“Jun-2003”“2389”“2545”“2500”
“Jul-2003”“2621”“2430”“2565”
“Aug-2003”“2704”“2772”“2610”
“Sep-2003”“3003”“2745”“2656”
“Oct-2003”“2508”“2340”“2706”
“Nov-2003”“3032”“2958”“2748”
“Dec-2003”“2611”“2533”“2782”
“Jan-2004”“2672”“3118”“2804”
“Feb-2004”“2529”“2770”“2809”
“Mar-2004”“3037”“2637”“2786”
“Apr-2004”“2543”“2782”“2712”
“May-2004”“2544”“2672”“2606”
“Jun-2004”“3447”“3388”“2500”
“Jul-2004”“2354”“2338”“2411”
“Aug-2004”“2296”“2219”“2361”
“Sep-2004”“2291”“2147”“2341”
“Oct-2004”“2619”“2665”“2348”
“Nov-2004”“2675”“2358”“2367”
“Dec-2004”“2416”“2350”“2361”
“Jan-2005”“1898”“2304”“2321”
“Feb-2005”“2145”“2272”“2252”
“Mar-2005”“3027”“2932”“2180”
“Apr-2005”“1617”“1720”“2129”
“May-2005”“1977”“1941”“2100”
“Jun-2005”“2129”“2176”“2074”
“Jul-2005”“2005”“2069”“2060”
“Aug-2005”“2301”“2095”“2057”
“Sep-2005”“2283”“2097”“2071”
“Oct-2005”“1901”“1971”“2106”
“Nov-2005”“2295”“2032”“2148”
“Dec-2005”“2445”“2494”“2185”
“Jan-2006”“1900”“2165”“2198”
“Feb-2006”“2254”“2332”“2180”
“Mar-2006”“2299”“2089”“2139”
“Apr-2006”“1558”“1938”“2100”
“May-2006”“2328”“2157”“2095”
“Jun-2006”“1994”“2014”“2135”
“Jul-2006”“2145”“2278”“2197”
“Aug-2006”“2437”“2197”“2242”
“Sep-2006”“2545”“2403”“2249”
“Oct-2006”“2377”“2316”“2215”
“Nov-2006”“2232”“2050”“2163”
“Dec-2006”“1883”“2001”“2117”
“Jan-2007”“1880”“2082”“2092”
“Feb-2007”“2092”“2127”“2095”
“Mar-2007”“2269”“2189”“2121”
“Apr-2007”“1782”“2121”“2157”
“May-2007”“2322”“2139”“2179”
“Jun-2007”“2574”“2712”“2177”
“Jul-2007”“2160”“2120”“2154”
“Aug-2007”“2508”“2273”“2115”
“Sep-2007”“1988”“1993”“2067”
“Oct-2007”“2087”“1932”“2017”
“Nov-2007”“2189”“1963”“1970”
“Dec-2007”“1739”“1917”“1929”
“Jan-2008”“1743”“2000”“1888”
“Feb-2008”“1874”“1795”“1837”
“Mar-2008”“1567”“1746”“1768”
“Apr-2008”“2373”“2377”“1678”
“May-2008”“1653”“1582”“1579”
“Jun-2008”“1380”“1498”“1478”
“Jul-2008”“1435”“1336”“1382”
“Aug-2008”“1328”“1310”“1294”
“Sep-2008”“1635”“1471”“1217”
“Oct-2008”“1173”“1103”“1156”
“Nov-2008”“1168”“1134”“1109”
“Dec-2008”“1127”“1128”“1078”
“Jan-2009”” 812″” 992″“1066”
“Feb-2009”“1059”“1094”“1069”
“Mar-2009”“1091”“1047”“1081”
“Apr-2009”“1009”“1117”“1098”
“May-2009”“1238”“1217”“1119”
“Jun-2009”“1100”“1119”“1148”
“Jul-2009”“1214”“1120”“1186”
“Aug-2009”“1195”“1222”“1232”
“Sep-2009”“1430”“1284”“1281”
“Oct-2009”“1424”“1394”“1326”
“Nov-2009”“1500”“1375”“1365”
“Dec-2009”“1353”“1389”“1392”
“Jan-2010”“1042”“1323”“1404”
“Feb-2010”“1375”“1440”“1413”
“Mar-2010”“1501”“1466”“1420”
“Apr-2010”“1400”“1408”“1420”
“May-2010”“1360”“1361”“1403”
“Jun-2010”“1373”“1391”“1368”
“Jul-2010”“1473”“1416”“1318”
“Aug-2010”“1229”“1191”“1263”
“Sep-2010”“1262”“1179”“1212”
“Oct-2010”“1123”“1130”“1166”
“Nov-2010”“1470”“1247”“1126”
“Dec-2010”” 994″“1022”“1095”
“Jan-2011”” 867″“1127”“1068”
“Feb-2011”” 973″“1034”“1045”
“Mar-2011”“1087”“1007”“1030”
“Apr-2011”” 927″“1012”“1031”
“May-2011”“1139”“1071”“1050”
“Jun-2011”” 995″“1043”“1082”
“Jul-2011”“1170”“1153”“1117”
“Aug-2011”“1509”“1410”“1151”
“Sep-2011”“1246”“1154”“1178”
“Oct-2011”“1238”“1274”“1199”
“Nov-2011”“1384”“1153”“1220”
“Dec-2011”“1127”“1206”“1241”
“Jan-2012”“1098”“1334”“1262”
“Feb-2012”“1204”“1240”“1280”
“Mar-2012”“1559”“1522”“1294”
“Apr-2012”“1230”“1364”“1308”
“May-2012”“1372”“1243”“1331”
“Jun-2012”“1277”“1364”“1362”
“Jul-2012”“1478”“1383”“1400”
“Aug-2012”“1513”“1429”“1435”
“Sep-2012”“1520”“1576”“1463”
“Oct-2012”“1639”“1504”“1486”
“Nov-2012”“1658”“1396”“1505”
“Dec-2012”“1381”“1534”“1528”
“Jan-2013”“1312”“1540”“1565”
“Feb-2013”“1542”“1693”“1613”
“Mar-2013”“1475”“1617”“1659”
“Apr-2013”“1755”“1663”“1696”
“May-2013”“1971”“1817”“1716”
“Jun-2013”“1539”“1732”“1724”
“Jul-2013”“1893”“1676”“1738”
“Aug-2013”“1748”“1716”“1766”
“Sep-2013”“1862”“1884”“1811”
“Oct-2013”“1891”“1762”“1864”
“Nov-2013”“2267”“1953”“1920”
“Dec-2013”“2035”“2087”“1970”
“Jan-2014”“1644”“1984”“2007”
“Feb-2014”“1768”“1944”“2036”
“Mar-2014”“1999”“2055”“2062”
“Apr-2014”“2082”“2142”“2080”
“May-2014”“2125”“2059”“2081”
“Jun-2014”“2002”“2144”“2070”
“Jul-2014”“2282”“2029”“2048”
“Aug-2014”“2059”“2055”“2033”
“Sep-2014”“1985”“1899”“2036”
“Oct-2014”“2152”“2031”“2061”
“Nov-2014”“2420”“2198”“2098”
“Dec-2014”“2199”“2145”“2140”
“Jan-2015”“1703”“2237”“2170”
“Feb-2015”“1758”“1932”“2175”
“Mar-2015”“2271”“2253”“2167”
“Apr-2015”“2112”“2175”“2153”
“May-2015”“2171”“2173”“2147”
“Jun-2015”“2042”“2006”“2151”
“Jul-2015”“2824”“2510”“2174”
“Aug-2015”“2291”“2302”“2219”
“Sep-2015”“2242”“2153”“2283”
“Oct-2015”“2349”“2341”“2353”
“Nov-2015”“2831”“2456”“2406”
“Dec-2015”“2538”“2552”“2425”
“Jan-2016”“1695”“2362”“2417”
“Feb-2016”“2379”“2484”“2409”
“Mar-2016”“2315”“2272”“2415”
“Apr-2016”“2361”“2413”“2442”
“May-2016”“2520”“2371”“2498”
“Jun-2016”“2752”“2766”“2563”
“Jul-2016”“2811”“2709”“2614”
“Aug-2016”“2834”“2496”“2624”
“Sep-2016”“2614”“2560”“2597”
“Oct-2016”“2575”“2717”“2545”
“Nov-2016”“3005”“2440”“2498”
“Dec-2016”“2205”“2395”“2472”
“Jan-2017”“1752”“2353”“2463”
“Feb-2017”“2418”“2601”“2461”
“Mar-2017”“2779”“2501”“2473”
“Apr-2017”“2106”“2535”“2509”
“May-2017”“2794”“2450”“2557”
“Jun-2017”“2560”“2500”“2608”
“Jul-2017”“2762”“2742”“2662”
“Aug-2017”“3166”“2815”“2702”
“Sep-2017”“2770”“2770”“2702”
“Oct-2017”“2549”“2498”“2660”
“Nov-2017”“3262”“2823”“2608”
“Dec-2017”“2169”“2484”“2584”
“Jan-2018”“1916”“2428”“2618”
“Feb-2018”“2412”“2556”“2696”
“Mar-2018”“2926”“2997”“2783”
“Apr-2018”“2729”“2935”“2843”
“May-2018”“3407”“2947”“2856”
“Jun-2018”“2792”“2802”“2824”
“Jul-2018”“2752”“2591”“2757”
“Aug-2018”“3075”“2760”“2695”
“Sep-2018”“2559”“2677”“2681”
“Oct-2018”“2926”“2734”“2731”
“Nov-2018”“3120”“2729”“2820”
“Dec-2018”“2382”“2798”“2921”
“Jan-2019”“2496”“3167”“3008”
“Feb-2019”“3098”“3267”“3066”
“Mar-2019”“3180”“3072”“3091”
“Apr-2019”“2605”“2854”“3089”
“May-2019”“3724”“3186”“3087”
“Jun-2019”“2887”“3075”“3099”
“Jul-2019”“3420”“3122”“3126”
“Aug-2019”“3265”“3104”“3161”
“Sep-2019”“3347”“3314”“3187”
“Oct-2019”“3412”“3229”“3189”
“Nov-2019”“3238”“2977”“3164”
“Dec-2019”“2955”“3226”“3120”
“Jan-2020”“2564”“3221”“3073”
“Feb-2020”“3285”“3478”“3050”
“Mar-2020”“2915”“2658”“3059”
“Apr-2020”“2174”“2454”“3088”
“May-2020”“3562”“3296”“3126”
“Jun-2020”“3477”“3322”“3173”
“Jul-2020”“3391”“3170”“3231”
“Aug-2020”“3156”“3194”“3307”
“Sep-2020”“3605”“3278”“3414”
“Oct-2020”“3659”“3656”“3552”
“Nov-2020”“3881”“3687”“3707”
“Dec-2020”“3751”“3879”“3845”
“Jan-2021”“3025”“4128”“3939”
“Feb-2021”“3129”“3331”“3986”
“Mar-2021”“4222”“3861”“4006”
“Apr-2021”“3995”“4157”“4028”
“May-2021”“4201”“3995”“4066”
“Jun-2021”“4316”“4084”“4114”
“Jul-2021”“4222”“4144”“4168”
“Aug-2021”“4508”“4299”“4202”
“Sep-2021”“4521”“4254”“4204”
“Oct-2021”“4048”“4168”“4198”
“Nov-2021”“4692”“4172”“4207”
“Dec-2021”“4128”“4259”“4236”
“Jan-2022”“2835”“3963”“4276”
“Feb-2022”“4195”“4502”“4302”
“Mar-2022”“5303”“4561”“4293”
“Apr-2022”“3719”“4224”“4255”
“May-2022”“4528”“4080”“4196”
“Jun-2022”“4037”“3961”“4139”
“Jul-2022”“4100”“4128”“4099”
“Aug-2022”“4547”“4130”“4082”
“Sep-2022”“4600”“4262”“4067”
“Oct-2022”“3568”“3747”“4010”
“Nov-2022”“4649”“4100”“3897”
“Dec-2022”“3457”“3742”“3748”
“Jan-2023”“2777”“3688”“3594”
“Feb-2023”“2972”“3209”“3465”
“Mar-2023”“3971”“3388”“3370”
“Apr-2023”“2761”“3315”“3297”
“May-2023”“3725”“3228”“3233”
“Jun-2023”“3402”“3297”“3169”
“Jul-2023”“3058”“3127”“3088”
“Aug-2023”“3170”“2902”“2991”
“Sep-2023”“2898”“2772”“2892”
“Oct-2023”“3060”“3008”“2819”
“Nov-2023”“2958”“2694”“2780”
“Dec-2023”“2487”“2795”“2777”
“Jan-2024”“1991”“2530”“2799”
“Feb-2024”“2795”“2939”“2829”
“Mar-2024”“2931”“2934”“2859”
“Apr-2024”“2926”“2877”“2885”

The seasonally adjusted number of new stand-alone houses consented rose 5.1 percent, after falling 2.0 percent in March 2024.

Regional new dwellings consented

By region, the numbers of new dwellings consented in the year ended April 2024 (compared with the year ended April 2023) were:

  • 14,650 in Auckland (down 27 percent)
  • 3,256 in Waikato (down 25 percent)
  • 2,391 in Wellington (down 30 percent)
  • 5,098 in rest of North Island (down 17 percent)
  • 6,707 in Canterbury (down 16 percent)
  • 3,298 in rest of South Island (down 17 percent).
“Region”“2022”“2023”“2024”
“Northland”147914561001
“Auckland”214682002914650
“Waikato”526243473256
“Bay of Plenty”242718391667
“Gisborne”181178160
“Hawke’s Bay”985803748
“Taranaki”774561385
“Manawatū-Whanganui”150113201137
“Wellington”383934392391
“Tasman”569617277
“Nelson”279271222
“Marlborough”247296284
“West Coast”235244211
“Canterbury”848980186707
“Otago”247221641946
“Southland”478384358

New dwellings consented per 1,000 residents

The number of new dwellings consented per 1,000 residents across New Zealand was 6.7 for the year ended April 2024, compared with 8.9 in the year ended April 2023. The record number of new dwellings consented per 1,000 residents was 13.4 in the year ended December 1973.

National population estimates are updated quarterly, and subnational population estimates are updated annually in October, and are provisional. For more information about estimated resident population see Population.

“Region”“2022”“2023”“2024”
“Northland”7.47.14.9
“Auckland”12.711.58.4
“Waikato”10.38.36.2
“Bay of Plenty”75.24.7
“Gisborne”3.53.43
“Hawke’s Bay”5.44.34
“Taranaki”6.14.43
“Manawatū-Whanganui”5.85.14.4
“Wellington”7.16.24.3
“Tasman”9.710.44.7
“Nelson”5.14.94
“Marlborough”4.85.75.4
“West Coast”7.27.46.4
“Canterbury”131210.1
“Otago”108.57.6
“Southland”4.73.73.4
“New Zealand”9.98.96.7

Non-residential building consents

In the year ended April 2024, non-residential building consents totalled $9.6 billion, down 1.2 percent from the year ended April 2023. This series can be influenced by price changes – non-residential construction prices (as measured by the capital goods price index) were up 4.6 percent in the year ended March 2024.

In the year ended April 2024, the non-residential building types with the highest values were:

  • offices, administration, and public transport buildings at $1.6 billion (down 10 percent)
  • hospitals, nursing homes, and health buildings at $1.5 billion (up 6.3 percent)
  • storage buildings at $1.5 billion (down 2.5 percent).
“Building type”202220232024
“Offices”117823576017531943951569119228
“Health”98943766914360899911525870634
“Storage”131591674115161053401477692839
“Factories”125117136310683890141311879928
“Education”147968536914383774791200011965
“Shops”857279647861521418954484552
“Social”701610078966788214916252078
“Hotels”335183467290023700329677215
“Farm”324617829305353454249771831
“Hostels and prisons”25116254210566021788015528

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Definitions and metadata

Building consents issued methodology from March 2015 onwards – DataInfo+ provides the general methodology used to produce building consent statistics from March 2015 onwards.

Building consents issued concepts from March 2015 onwards – DataInfo+ provides definitions of terms used in this release.

Building consents issued – DataInfo+ explains limitations of the data and changes over time.

Building consents issued frequently asked questions – DataInfo+ answers some common queries.

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Next release

Building consents issued: May 2024 will be released on 2 July 2024.

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