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Building Consents Issued: September 2012
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  31 October 2012
Key facts

In September 2012:

  • 1,520 new dwellings were consented, including 186 apartments (115 were retirement village units).
  • The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented, including apartments, increased 7.8 percent. Excluding apartments, there was a 5.6 percent increase.
  • Earthquake-related consents identified in Canterbury totalled $58 million, including 34 new dwellings. 

In September 2012 compared with September 2011:

  • Canterbury and Auckland regions had the largest increases in the number of new dwellings consented, up 176 and 152, respectively.
  • The value of residential building consents rose 45 percent, to $577 million. 
  • The value of non-residential building consents fell 1.8 percent, to $314 million. 

Graph, New dwellings consented, including apartments, monthly.    

  

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician

31 October 2012
ISSN 1178-0231

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