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Building Consents Issued: October 2011
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  30 November 2011
Key facts

In October 2011:

  • The trends for the number of new dwellings authorised, both including and excluding apartments, show moderate increases since March 2011.
  • Seasonally adjusted new dwelling numbers, both including and excluding apartments, show increases in October 2011, following recent volatile movement.
  • 1,238 new dwellings were approved, including 89 apartments (none of which were assisted-living apartments).
  • Auckland, up 128 dwellings from October 2010, has the largest regional increase.
  • Earthquake-related consents identified in Canterbury totalled $26 million, including 13 new dwellings.

For October 2011 compared with October 2010:

  • Total residential consent values rose $45 million (11 percent).
  • Total non-residential consent values rose $4 million (1.5 percent).

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

Clare Ward
Acting Government Statistician

30 November 2011
ISSN 1178-0231

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