Building activity is defined by consented building work in the
Auckland region. Building consents provide information on the number of projects, value and floor area. Distances are measured over the road network.
In this part of atlas, spatial
distribution and trends in building activity are presented in graphs and maps for two main groups of buildings (residential and non-residential) and two distinct
forms of construction in the building life cycle (new builds and alterations).
Construction of New Residential Buildings »
Greenfield, in-fill and brownfield development and
redevelopment of houses,
apartments and flats.
View new residential buildings data
Alteration of Existing Residential Buildings »
refurbishment of houses, apartments and flats.
View residential building alterations data
Construction of New Non-Residential Buildings »
in-fill and brownfield development and redevelopment of of farm,
industrial, commercial, educational, health, social, cultural and
View new non-residential buildings data
Alteration of Existing
Non-Residential Buildings »
Extension and refurbishment of farm, industrial, commercial, educational,
health, social, cultural
and religious buildings.
View non-residential building alterations data
Residential buildings contain one or more dwellings. A dwelling is defined as a self-contained unit of accommodation. Two types of residential buildings can be
- Houses - comprising all types of houses (detached, semi-detached, terraced houses, houses built in a row). Houses are ground-oriented,
which means that each dwelling has its own entrance directly from the ground surface.
- Other residential buildings - comprising all residential buildings other than
ground-oriented residential buildings as defined above (apartments, flats).
Non-residential buildings are used for all other purposes than residential use. They feature a tremendous diversity in use and sizes. Several types of non-residential buildings can be
- Farm buildings.
- Industrial buildings, factories and storage buildings
- Commercial buildings - shops, restaurants, taverns, offices, administration
buildings, hostels, boarding houses, hotels and other short-term accommodation.
- Educational buildings.
- Health buildings, hospitals and nursing homes.
- Social, cultural and
- Miscellaneous buildings.