The number of new homes being completed in Auckland continued its steady rise in May, with Auckland Council issuing 1296 Code Compliance Certificates (CCCs) for new dwellings.
CCCs are issued when a building is completed, unlike building consents which are issued before construction starts. This means CCCs provide a more reliable indicator of the amount of new housing coming on stream.
The 1296 CCCs issued in May were up 136% compared to May last year, although that month's figures were adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
May's figures were up 34% compared to May 2019.
Perhaps the most telling numbers for the amount of new housing being built in Auckland is the 12 month rolling average.
This shows CCCs were issued for 13,957 new dwellings in the 12 months to May this year, up 29% compared to the 12 months to May 2020, and up 57% compared to the 12 months to May 2019.
Those numbers have been steadily increasing since Auckland Council began collating the figures in 2013, with the number of new homes being built in Auckland more than doubling over the last five years.
As the graph below shows, apart from a brief pause during last year's pandemic lockdown, the numbers are continuing to rise.
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