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California's 2006 Statewide Diversion Rate Estimate

Figure 2: California Residential and Non-Residential Building Permit Valuations*, 2000–2006

Note: This page contains historical data used to supplement CIWMB’s statewide goal measurement prior to 2007 that estimated a diversion percentage. For 2007 and subsequent years, CIWMB only compares reported disposal tons to population to find per capita disposal expressed in pounds/person/day. This new goal measurement system is described in CIWMB’s Goal Measurement: 2007 and Later web page.

This is the second of three figures referenced in California's 2006 Statewide Diversion Rate Estimate. The 2006 increase in disposal was less than in the prior year. California's residential construction activity decline in 2006 may have contributed to this slower increase in disposal. Staff analysis shows there is a relationship between disposal tonnage and construction activity.

The value of all California construction authorized by building permits for 2006 was $59.2 billion, a 9% decline since 2005, but a 27% increase since 2000. The value of California residential construction authorized by building permits was $38.1 billion, a 19% decline from 2005, but a 35% increase since 2000. The value of California non-residential construction authorized by building permits was $21.1 billion, a 16% increase from 2005, and a 13% increase since 2000.

See Figure 1 to compare 2006 employment by industry with 2005 and 2000.

See Figure 3 for new housing units permitted each year in California since 2000 and the percent change in new housing units permitted each year since 2000.

Figure 2: California Residential and Non-Residential Building Permit Valuations*, 2000-2006

A bar graph showing the growth in residential construction, as indicated by the number of construction permits, in California from 2000 through 2006.

Year

*Excludes heavy (non-building) construction and government buildings.
Source: California Employment Development Department

Above data presented as a table
Federal Fiscal Year Residential Permits (Billions) Non-residential (Billions)
2000 $28.1 $18.6
2001 $28.8 $16.8
2002 $33.3 $14.5
2003 $39.0 $13.9
2004 $44.8 $15.7
2005 $47.1 $18.3
2006 $38.1 $21.1

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Last updated: June 15, 2007
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