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Construction statistics give you information about new building activity happening across New Zealand. The Building Consents Issued data includes the number, floor area, and value of planned new dwellings, and the floor area and value of planned non-residential buildings. Value of Building Work Put in Place data estimates the value of building work done.

Latest releases

Ready-mix concrete production stays close to record level (August 2017)
Ready-mix concrete production was more than 1 million cubic metres in the June 2017 quarter.

Information releases

Explore our latest construction releases.

Building Consents Issued 
This monthly release contains statistics on the number and value of residential dwellings, and the value of non-residential buildings by region and building type.

Value of Building Work Put in Place 
This quarterly release estimates the actual dollar value of work put in place on construction jobs within New Zealand.


Analyse the numbers.

Select the following categories from the Infoshare homepage for time-series data about construction:
Subject category: Industry sectors
Groups: Building Consents and Building Activity Survey

Find out more about Infoshare.

Earthquake-related building consents in Canterbury 
Monthly earthquake-related building consents identified in Canterbury. 

Bulk CSV download for Building Consents Issued available here.

Bulk CSV download for Value of Building Work Put in Place available here.

Reports and articles

Explore information we’ve gathered from research and analysis. 

Building plans put to work (March 2017)
Looks at the relationship between two key Stats NZ construction information releases and what they tell us about building activity in New Zealand.

We’re building bigger 40 years on (October 2016)
Article about how while fewer homes are being built now than in the 1970s, they are much bigger.

Dwelling consents, and population and dwelling estimates – tables (August 2016)
These tables combine statistics from Building Consents Issued, National Population Estimates, Subnational population estimates, and Dwelling and Household Estimates.

Education buildings top of the class (February 2016)
Media release about a strong increase in the value of building consents for education buildings in 2015.

Methodology and classification changes to Value of Building Work Put in Place statistics (May 2015)
Describes the methodology we will use in calculating Value of Building Work Put in Place statistics from the March 2015 quarter.

Implementing classification and other changes to building consent statistics (April 2015)
Provides information on classification and other changes to building consent statistics from March 2015.

Statistical overview of the construction industry from 2000 to 2008
This report brings together a variety of Statistics NZ data sources relating to the construction industry over the 2000 to 2008 period.

Information about data

Get technical information such as classifications used, survey design, and a glossary of statistical terms.

Building type classification 2014 (April 2015)

Information about Building Consents Issued 

Information about the Value of Building Work Put in Place

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