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Building Consents Issued: September 2013
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  31 October 2013
Key facts

In September 2013, building consents were issued for:

  • 1,860 new dwellings, including apartments
  • 156 apartments, including 97 retirement village units
  • 1,704 non-apartment dwellings.

The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings, excluding apartments, rose 2.6 percent from August 2013.

The trend for the number of new dwellings, excluding apartments, is now 66 percent higher than its most recent low point in March 2011, but the rate of increase has been easing in recent months.

The unadjusted value of building work consented in September 2013 was $1,057 million – $715 million of residential work and $342 million of non-residential work.

Graph, New dwellings consented, excluding apartments, monthly.

Liz MacPherson
Government Statistician

31 October 2013
ISSN 1178-0231

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