Building Consents Issued: October 2012

Embargoed until 10:45am  –  30 November 2012

Key facts

In October 2012:

  • 1,639 new dwellings were consented, including 168 apartments (129 were retirement village units).
  • There was a small fall of 1.5 percent in the seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented, including apartments. 
  • Earthquake-related consents identified in Canterbury totalled $52 million, including 45 new dwellings. 

In October 2012 compared with October 2011:

  • Canterbury region had the largest increase in the number of new dwellings consented, up 122.
  • Retirement village units contributed to new dwelling increases in Manawatu-Wanganui, Bay of Plenty, and Otago regions.
  • The value of residential building consents rose 29 percent, and non-residential building consents rose 42 percent.   

Graph, New dwellings consented, including apartments, monthly, September 2005 to October 2012.    


Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician

30 November 2012
ISSN 1178-0231