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Building Consents Issued: November 2011
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  10 January 2012
Key facts

In November 2011:

  • The trends for the number of new dwellings authorised, both including and excluding apartments, show a rise for the eight months to November 2011, following historically low levels.
  • Seasonally adjusted new dwelling numbers, both including and excluding apartments, dipped in November 2011, the third change in direction in as many months.
  • 1,384 new dwellings were approved, including 109 apartments (all of which are retirement units).
  • Earthquake-related consents identified in Canterbury totalled $47 million, including 10 new dwellings.

For November 2011 compared with November 2010:

  • Apartment numbers fell by 117 (from 226), while dwellings other than apartments rose by 31.
  • Dwelling numbers rose in Auckland, but fell (mostly due to apartments) in Canterbury, Wellington, and Otago.
  • Total residential consent values fell $9 million (1.8 percent).
  • Total non-residential consent values fell $65 million (13 percent).

 Graph, New dwellings authorised, including apartment units, monthly, September 2004 to November 2011.  

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician

10 January 2012
ISSN 1178-0231

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