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Building Consents Issued: August 2011
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  30 September 2011
Highlights

In August 2011:

  • The seasonally adjusted numbers of new dwellings authorised, both including and excluding apartments, showed strong increases for the second consecutive month.
  • The trend for the number of new dwellings authorised, including apartments, is now confirmed as increasing since March 2011.
  • 179 apartment units were authorised, including 102 assisted-living apartments at retirement village complexes.
  • 1,330 new dwellings, excluding apartments, were authorised, up 11 percent compared with the same month last year.
  • Earthquake-related consents identified in Canterbury totalled $20 million, including 57 new dwellings, of which 50 are relocatable dwelling units.

For August 2011 compared with August 2010:

  • Total residential consent values rose $10 million (2.1 percent).
  • Total non-residential consent values fell $18 million (6.2 percent).

 Graph, New dwellings authorised, including apartment units, monthly.

Geoff Bascand 30 September 2011
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0231
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