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Building Consents Issued: May 2011
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  30 June 2011
Highlights
  • Consents for 68 new dwellings identified as earthquake-related were issued in Canterbury in May 2011.
  • $28 million worth of earthquake-related consents were identified in Canterbury, almost half the value of all earthquake-related consents identified from September 2010.
  • The number of new dwelling units authorised in the North Island fell by almost a quarter, while the South Island remained at a similar level compared with May 2010.
  • 1,139 new dwelling units, including apartments, were authorised, down 16 percent compared with May 2010.
  • The trend for the number of new dwellings authorised, including apartments, is falling, but the rate of decline has eased.
  • The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings authorised, both including and excluding apartments, rose for May 2011.
  • Compared with May 2010, the value of residential building consents fell $93 million (19 percent), while non-residential consents rose $52 million (17 percent).

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

Geoff Bascand 30 June 2011
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0231
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