This is an archived release.
Increase in dwelling permits
Seasonally-adjusted figures for building start permits show a 16 per cent increase in dwelling permits from October to November. This is a decrease of 9 per cent from September to October.
|Percentage change from the previous month||Percentage change from the previous month||Total||The last 12-months period||Percentage change from the last 12-months period|
|Dwellings||15.5||-0.2||3 806||35 628||16.7|
|Utility floor space, 1000 m2|
|Other buildings||-3.1||-1.1||521.7||5 759.2||13.9|
Figures vary considerably from month to month. The long-term trend shows good growth in the number of building permits since October 2014, with a flattening in the last month.
Decrease in industry sector
Seasonally-adjusted figures show a 3 per cent decrease in building start permits for “other than dwellings” from October to November 2016. The long-term trend shows an increase in utility floor space since April 2015, but with a minor decrease in the last four months.
17 per cent more dwelling permits in the last 12 months
A total of 35 600 new dwellings have been given building start permits in the last 12 months. This is an increase of 17 per cent compared with the previous 12-month period.
Building start permits have been given for 5.8 million square metres of utility floor space for the category “other than dwellings” in the last 12 months. This is 14 per cent more than the previous 12-month period.