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Building Consents Issued: May 2014
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  30 June 2014
Key facts

In May 2014, building consents were issued for:

  • 2,125 new dwellings, including apartments
  • 195 apartments, including 75 retirement village units
  • 1,930 non-apartment dwellings.

The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented, excluding apartments, rose 4.6 percent.

The trend for the number of new dwellings, excluding apartments, is at its highest level since December 2007, and is 86 percent higher than the most-recent low point in March 2011. However, it is still 21 percent below the series peak in September 2003.

Graph, New dwellings consented, excluding apartments, monthly, March 2007 to May 2014.

The unadjusted value of building work consented in May 2014 was $1,212 million. This consisted of $842 million of residential work and $370 million of non-residential work.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0231
30 June 2014

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