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Building Consents Issued: October 2013
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  29 November 2013
Key facts

In October 2013, building consents were issued for:

  • 1,891 new dwellings, including apartments
  • 133 apartments, including 35 retirement village units
  • 1,758 non-apartment dwellings.

The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings, excluding apartments, fell 2.3 percent, following a 2.7 percent rise in September.

The trend for the number of new dwellings, excluding apartments, is 65 percent higher than its most recent low point in March 2011, but the rate of increase has been easing in recent months.

Graph, New dwellings consented, excluding apartments, monthly.

The unadjusted value of building work consented in October 2013 was $1,182 million – $739 million of residential work and $443 million of non-residential work.

Liz MacPherson
Government Statistician

29 November 2013
ISSN 1178-0231

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