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Building Consents Issued: September 2011
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  31 October 2011
Key facts

In September 2011:

  • The trends for the number of new dwellings authorised, both including and excluding apartments, have been increasing since March 2011.
  • Following large increases in July and August 2011, the seasonally adjusted numbers of new dwellings authorised, both including and excluding apartments, showed large decreases.
  • 1,246 new homes were approved, including 122 apartments, of which 79 were assisted-living apartments.
  • Earthquake-related consents identified in Canterbury totalled $29 million, including four new dwellings.

For September 2011 compared with September 2010:

  • Total residential consent values fell $53 million (12 percent).
  • Total non-residential consent values fell $46 million (13 percent).

 

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

Cathryn Ashley-Jones
Acting Government Statistician

31 October 2011
ISSN 1178-0231

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