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Building Consents Issued: September 2014
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  31 October 2014
Key facts

In September 2014, building consents were issued for:

  • 1,985 new dwellings, including apartments
  • 262 apartments, including 121 retirement village units
  • 1,723 non-apartment dwellings.

The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented, including apartments, fell by 12 percent in September.

The trend for the number of new dwellings, including apartments, was previously at its highest level since August 2007, but is now showing signs of decreasing. The trend is up 91 percent from the series minimum in March 2011, but is still 31 percent below the series peak in January 2004.

Graph, New dwellings consented, including apartments, monthly, September 2007 to September 2014.

The unadjusted value of building work consented in September 2014 was $1,262 million. This consisted of:

  • $778 million of residential work
  • $484 million of non-residential work.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0231
31 October 2014

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