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California’s 2005 Statewide Diversion Rate Estimate

Figure 3: Residential Construction Authorized By Permits, 1999-2005*

The following is one of three charts provided as part of the analysis of California's in California’s 2005 statewide diversion rate estimate. As explained in this analysis, the increase in disposal was higher than in the prior year. California's 2005 construction activity growth, and the challenges associated with diverting construction and demolition (C&D) debris, may have significantly contributed to this increase in disposal. Staff analysis shows that there is a relationship between disposal tonnage and construction activity. Figure 1 and Figure 2 are also provided as part of this analysis.

This particular chart shows that residential permits, another major construction indicator, increased by 5.3 percent in 2005. Since 1999, residential permits have increased over 58 percent.

Residential Construction Authorized by Permits, 1999-2005*

A bar graph showing the growth in residential construction, as indicated by the number of construction permits, in California from 1999 through 2005.


*Federal Fiscal Year (October-September)
Source: California Employment Development Department

Above data presented as a table. Total change, in percent, in number of building permits from 2000 through 2005: 58.1%

Federal Fiscal Year Total Permits Annual Change
(in percent)
1999 138382 n/a
2000 146338 5.7%
2001 147742 1.0%
2002 159287 7.8%
2003 191255 20.1%
2004 207869 8.7%
2005 218844 5.3%

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Last updated: July 24, 2007
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