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Steady Increase in Dwelling Numbers

Steady Increase in Dwelling Numbers

Consents were issued for 2,428 new dwelling units in November 2002, according to Statistics New Zealand. The trend series for the number of new dwellings has been increasing steadily since November 2000.

In November 2002, consents for 572 new apartment units were issued, compared with 1,526 in October 2002, and 485 in September 2002. For the year ended November 2002, there were 5,119 new apartments, up 2,313 or 82 percent when compared with the year ended November 2001.

The Auckland region continued to be the main contributor to the number of new dwelling units. Of the total number of new dwellings in November 2002, 951 or 39 percent were from the Auckland region. However, the number of new dwelling units in the Auckland region in November 2002 was 87 fewer than in November 2001. When comparing the November months, regions showing significant increases have been Wellington (up 152 units) and Canterbury (up 105 units).

The total value of non-residential building consents issued in November 2002 was $212 million.

This follows totals of $177 million in October 2002, and $279 million in September 2002. Consents issued for education buildings, and shops, restaurants and taverns were each worth $41 million, and each contributed 19 percent of the non-residential buildings total. Consents for office and administration buildings contributed $29 million or 14 percent in November 2002.

The total value of consents issued for all buildings in November 2002 was $681 million.

Residential buildings contributed 69 percent of the total value for all buildings in November 2002, compared with 64 percent for November 2001. For the year ended November 2002, the total value of consents for all buildings was $7,671 million, up $1,193 million or 18 percent when compared with the year ended November 2001.

Brian Pink

Government Statistician

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