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Residential building consent analysis tables

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Interest.co.nz’s Residential Building Consent Tables provide a quarterly analysis of building consent trends by dwelling type and location.

They provide data on the number of new dwellings consented and their total value each quarter, as well as the average value of new dwelling consents, the average size of new dwellings consented and their average value per square metre.

This information is provided for each of the main dwelling types - standalone houses, townhouses and home units, apartments and retirement village units

The figures are available nationally and for each the main centres of residential construction activity – Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Canterbury and Otago.

The tables with the national consent figures are below, while the regional data tables are available by clicking on the following links: Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Canterbury and Otago.

The core data for these tables is sourced from Statistics NZ.

New Dwelling Consents Issued in all of Aotearoa-NZ
Quarterly
All Dwelling Types Consented in Aotearoa-NZ
Quarter Total Number Consented Total Value of Work Consented Total Floor Area Consented SQM Average  SQM per Consent Average Value per Consent Average Value per SQM
2016 Q3 8,259 $2,800,748,281 1,467,012 178 $339,115 $1,909
2016 Q4 7,785 $2,791,931,153 1,382,396 178 $358,630 $2,020
2017 Q1 6,949 $2,554,742,621 1,263,359 182 $367,642 $2,022
2017 Q2 7,460 $2,746,384,272 1,317,109 177 $368,148 $2,085
2017 Q3 8,698 $3,232,906,731 1,500,506 173 $371,684 $2,155
2017 Q4 7,980 $2,941,283,967 1,412,185 177 $368,582 $2,083
2018 Q1 7,254 $2,806,090,816 1,267,785 175 $386,834 $2,213
2018 Q2 8,928 $3,146,324,707 1,475,414 165 $352,411 $2,133
2018 Q3 8,386 $3,092,212,188 1,417,583 169 $368,735 $2,181
2018 Q4 8,428 $3,136,411,674 1,434,370 170 $372,142 $2,187
2019 Q1 8,774 $3,351,453,711 1,405,855 160 $381,976 $2,384
2019 Q2 9,216 $3,459,449,473 1,467,721 159 $375,374 $2,357
2019 Q3 10,032 $3,590,743,962 1,565,306 156 $357,929 $2,294
2019 Q4 9,605 $3,494,329,054 1,507,169 157 $363,803 $2,318
2020 Q1 8,764 $3,319,487,640 1,417,521 162 $378,764 $2,342
2020 Q2 9,213 $3,362,933,232 1,430,076 155 $365,020 $2,352
2020 Q3 10,152 $3,803,856,696 1,591,037 157 $374,690 $2,391
2020 Q4 11,291 $4,046,563,050 1,719,604 152 $358,388 $2,353
2021 Q1 10,372 $3,961,196,870 1,626,257 157 $381,913 $2,436
2021 Q2 12,484 $4,770,568,065 1,943,266 156 $382,135 $2,455
2021 Q3 13,184 $5,014,018,888 2,010,261 152 $380,311 $2,494
2021 Q4 12,859 $5,037,318,927 1,943,801 151 $391,735 $2,591
Stand Alone Houses Consented in Aotearoa-NZ
Quarter Total Number Consented Total Value of Work Consented Total Floor Area Consented SQM Average  SQM per Consent Average Value per Consent Average Value per SQM
2016 Q3 5,668 $2,188,486,840 1,181,257 208 $386,113 $1,853
2016 Q4 5,268 $2,084,388,108 1,100,829 209 $395,670 $1,893
2017 Q1 4,937 $1,994,483,503 1,024,812 208 $403,987 $1,946
2017 Q2 5,217 $2,075,096,529 1,068,790 205 $397,757 $1,942
2017 Q3 5,768 $2,374,110,932 1,185,032 205 $411,600 $2,003
2017 Q4 5,100 $2,180,579,964 1,076,735 211 $427,565 $2,025
2018 Q1 4,797 $2,074,292,078 993,665 207 $432,414 $2,088
2018 Q2 5,511 $2,305,565,827 1,102,455 200 $418,357 $2,091
2018 Q3 5,284 $2,249,821,808 1,062,332 201 $425,780 $2,118
2018 Q4 5,533 $2,336,204,320 1,096,679 198 $422,231 $2,130
2019 Q1 5,288 $2,290,104,398 1,039,628 197 $433,076 $2,203
2019 Q2 5,333 $2,329,805,563 1,051,290 197 $436,866 $2,216
2019 Q3 5,803 $2,453,599,986 1,117,856 193 $422,816 $2,195
2019 Q4 5,845 $2,504,148,682 1,111,880 190 $428,426 $2,252
2020 Q1 5,310 $2,309,224,920 1,018,836 192 $434,882 $2,267
2020 Q2 5,183 $2,226,878,229 993,413 192 $429,650 $2,242
2020 Q3 5,790 $2,531,113,715 1,104,581 191 $437,153 $2,291
2020 Q4 5,929 $2,636,003,782 1,150,621 194 $444,595 $2,291
2021 Q1 5,869 $2,648,957,218 1,141,070 194 $451,347 $2,321
2021 Q2 6,934 $3,214,393,242 1,346,548 194 $463,570 $2,387
2021 Q3 6,713 $3,217,346,863 1,308,152 195 $479,271 $2,459
2021 Q4 6,048 $3,035,964,669 1,186,735 196 $501,978 $2,558
Apartments Consented in Aotearoa-NZ
Quarter Total Number Consented Total Value of Work Consented Total Floor Area Consented SQM Average  SQM per Consent Average Value per Consent Average Value per SQM
2016 Q3 927 $234,313,654 88,751 96 $252,766 $2,640
2016 Q4 774 $269,447,387 84,349 109 $348,123 $3,194
2017 Q1 593 $218,568,676 68,992 116 $368,581 $3,168
2017 Q2 619 $266,218,488 55,155 89 $430,078 $4,827
2017 Q3 1,166 $415,423,419 113,245 97 $356,281 $3,668
2017 Q4 861 $248,092,752 81,867 95 $288,145 $3,030
2018 Q1 760 $249,254,350 73,314 96 $327,966 $3,400
2018 Q2 1,135 $271,150,000 105,581 93 $238,899 $2,568
2018 Q3 1,069 $290,224,850 102,512 96 $271,492 $2,831
2018 Q4 587 $215,382,990 66,183 113 $366,922 $3,254
2019 Q1 1,242 $522,571,147 120,681 97 $420,750 $4,330
2019 Q2 1,212 $383,612,140 110,830 91 $316,512 $3,461
2019 Q3 1,464 $392,754,512 135,199 92 $268,275 $2,905
2019 Q4 844 $258,514,460 80,605 96 $306,297 $3,207
2020 Q1 766 $310,846,352 90,281 118 $405,805 $3,443
2020 Q2 862 $335,007,374 94,653 110 $388,640 $3,539
2020 Q3 896 $364,397,124 86,798 97 $406,693 $4,198
2020 Q4 1,215 $374,648,195 117,562 97 $308,352 $3,187
2021 Q1 928 $397,004,297 90,156 97 $427,806 $4,404
2021 Q2 1,126 $438,575,528 117,483 104 $389,499 $3,733
2021 Q3 880 $255,749,871 80,252 91 $290,625 $3,187
2021 Q4 1218 $384,462,899 113,986 94 $315,651 $3,373
Retirement Village Units Consented in Aotearoa-NZ
Quarter Total Number Consented Total Value of Work Consented Total Floor Area Consented SQM Average  SQM per Consent Average Value per Consent Average Value per SQM
2016 Q3 320 $64,392,898 35,259 110 $201,228 $1,826
2016 Q4 572 $177,136,493 59,568 104 $309,679 $2,974
2017 Q1 354 $94,036,517 43,711 123 $265,640 $2,151
2017 Q2 405 $122,657,441 51,466 127 $302,858 $2,383
2017 Q3 525 $153,918,726 63,928 122 $293,179 $2,408
2017 Q4 667 $168,672,516 96,908 145 $252,882 $1,741
2018 Q1 220 $101,814,784 27,263 124 $462,794 $3,735
2018 Q2 590 $149,220,405 69,078 117 $252,916 $2,160
2018 Q3 495 $166,092,309 64,783 131 $335,540 $2,564
2018 Q4 524 $147,712,698 61,298 117 $281,894 $2,410
2019 Q1 658 $154,384,077 67,895 103 $234,626 $2,274
2019 Q2 567 $212,081,360 68,560 121 $374,041 $3,093
2019 Q3 561 $205,458,373 69,562 124 $366,236 $2,954
2019 Q4 602 $153,808,464 75,471 125 $255,496 $2,038
2020 Q1 453 $124,644,099 58,154 128 $275,153 $2,143
2020 Q2 548 $179,439,184 65,978 120 $327,444 $2,720
2020 Q3 356 $118,239,130 42,753 120 $332,132 $2,766
2020 Q4 509 $162,495,981 59,544 117 $319,246 $2,729
2021 Q1 553 $142,227,941 64,012 116 $257,193 $2,222
2021 Q2 665 $202,850,758 80,859 122 $305,039 $2,509
2021 Q3 885 $322,177,845 112,061 127 $364,043 $2,875
2021 Q4 753 $260,637,464 98,261 130 $346,132 $2,653
Townhouses & Home Units Consented in Aotearoa-NZ
Quarter Total Number Consented Total Value of Work Consented Total Floor Area Consented SQM Average  SQM per Consent Average Value per Consent Average Value per SQM
2016 Q3 1,344 $313,554,889 161,745 120 $233,300 $1,939
2016 Q4 1,171 $260,959,165 137,650 118 $222,852 $1,896
2017 Q1 1,065 $247,653,925 125,844 118 $232,539 $1,968
2017 Q2 1,219 $282,411,814 141,698 116 $231,675 $1,993
2017 Q3 1,239 $289,453,654 138,301 112 $233,619 $2,093
2017 Q4 1,352 $343,938,735 156,675 116 $254,393 $2,195
2018 Q1 1,477 $380,729,604 173,543 117 $257,772 $2,194
2018 Q2 1,692 $420,388,475 198,300 117 $248,457 $2,120
2018 Q3 1,538 $386,073,221 187,956 122 $251,023 $2,054
2018 Q4 1,784 $437,111,666 210,210 118 $245,018 $2,079
2019 Q1 1,586 $384,394,089 177,651 112 $242,367 $2,164
2019 Q2 2,104 $533,950,410 237,041 113 $253,779 $2,253
2019 Q3 2,204 $538,931,091 242,689 110 $244,524 $2,221
2019 Q4 2,314 $577,857,448 239,213 103 $249,722 $2,416
2020 Q1 2,235 $574,772,269 250,250 112 $257,169 $2,297
2020 Q2 2,620 $621,608,445 276,032 105 $237,255 $2,252
2020 Q3 3,110 $790,106,727 356,905 115 $254,054 $2,214
2020 Q4 3,638 $873,415,092 391,877 108 $240,081 $2,229
2021 Q1 3,022 $773,007,414 331,019 110 $255,793 $2,335
2021 Q2 3,759 $914,748,537 398,376 106 $243,349 $2,296
2021 Q3 4,706 $1,218,744,309 509,796 108 $258,977 $2,391
2021 Q4 4,840 $1,356,253,895 544,819 113 $280,218 $2,489