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Increase In New Dwellings Continues

7 Jan 2002 Building Consents Issued: November 2001

Building consents were issued in November 2001 for 2,148 new dwelling units, worth $298.4 million, according to Statistics New Zealand. This follows the authorisation of 1,931 new dwelling units, valued at $299.8 million, in October 2001.

The trend in the number of new dwellings has been increasing since January 2001.

The number of new dwelling units was higher in 9 of the 16 regions for November 2001, when compared with November 2000. There were 1,038 new dwelling units authorised in the Auckland region in November 2001, which is the highest number since May 1999.

Included in the consents for new dwellings in November 2001 were 501 apartment units, valued at $31.2 million.

The total value of non-residential building consents issued in November 2001 was $211.3 million. Consents issued for factories and industrial buildings comprised $43.6 million, 20.6 percent of the total. Education buildings contributed $34.6 million (16.4 percent), followed by social, cultural and religious buildings with $31.4 million (14.9 percent).

The total value of all building consents issued in November 2001 was $580.6 million.

Brian Pink
Government Statistician

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