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Building Consents Issued: February 2013
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  28 March 2013
Key facts

In February 2013:

  • 1,493 new dwellings were consented, including 142 apartments.
  • 98 of the 142 apartments were in retirement villages.
  • The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings, including apartments, increased by 1.9 percent, and that for non-apartment dwellings fell 3.6 percent. Apartment numbers vary a lot from month to month.    

The trend for the number of new dwellings, including apartments, has increased by 53 percent since the most recent low point in March 2011. Over the same 23 months, the trend for non-apartment dwellings increased by 52 percent.

Graph, Trend for new dwellings consented, monthly, March 2006 to February 2013.

The trend for the number of new dwellings including apartments is at its highest level since May 2008.

In February 2013 compared with February 2012:

  • The number of dwellings consented increased by 24 percent to 1,493.
  • The value of non-residential building consents fell by 25 percent to $285 million.

 

 

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician

28 March 2013
ISSN 1178-0231

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