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Consents for homes still high, but down for stand-alone houses – Media release

1 August 2022

In the year ended June 2022, there were 50,736 new homes consented, up 14 percent from the year ended June 2021, Stats NZ said today.

“The year ended June 2022 marks the fourth consecutive month where the annual number of new homes consented has surpassed 50,000,” construction and property statistics manager Michael Heslop said.

“June’s figure is slightly below the record of 51,015 homes consented in the year ended May 2022.”

There were 26,823 multi-unit homes consented in the year ended June 2022, up 36 percent compared with the year ended June 2021. Over the same period 23,913 stand-alone houses were consented (down 3 percent).

Multi-unit homes include townhouses, apartments, retirement village units, and flats.

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