Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Dwelling Units Reach Highest January for 29 years


Dwelling Units Reach Highest January Total for 29 Years

Consents were issued for 1,995 new dwelling units in January 2003 according to Statistics New Zealand. This is the highest January total for new dwelling units since 1974. By comparison, consents were issued for 1,486 new dwelling units in January 2002, and 1,335 new dwellings units in January 2001.

The trend series for the number of new dwellings has been increasing steadily since November 2000.

Most regions recorded a higher number of new dwelling units in January 2003 than in January 2002. The Auckland region continued to be the main contributor to the number of new dwelling units. Of the total number of new dwellings in January 2003, 819 or 41 percent were from the Auckland region. The number of new dwelling units in the Auckland region in January 2003 was 276 higher than in January 2002. When comparing the January months, Canterbury (up 88 units) and Wellington (up 44 units) also showed significant increases.

The total value of non-residential building consents issued in January 2003 was $176 million. This follows totals of $212 million in both December and November 2002. Consents issued for education buildings were worth $33 million, 19 percent of the non-residential buildings total in January 2003. Consents for social, cultural and religious buildings contributed $32 million or 18 percent, and offices and administration buildings contributed $27 million or 15 percent.

The total value of consents issued for all buildings in January 2003 was $578 million. Residential buildings contributed 70 percent of the total value for all buildings in January 2003, compared with 58 percent in January 2002. For the year ended January 2003, the total value of consents for all buildings was $7,816 million, up $1,167 million or 18 percent when compared with the year ended January 2002.

Brian Pink

Government Statistician


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

ScoopPro: Helping The Education Sector Get More Out Of Scoop

The ScoopPro professional license includes a suite of useful information tools for professional users of Scoop including some specifically for those in the education sector to make your Scoop experience better. More>>

Big Tax Bill Due: Destiny Church Charities Deregistered

The independent Charities Registration Board has decided to remove Destiny International Trust and Te Hahi o Nga Matamua Holdings Limited from the Charities Register on 20 December 2017 because of the charities’ persistent failure to meet their annual return obligations. More>>

57 Million Users' Data: Uber Breach "Utterly Preventatable"

Cybersecurity leader Centrify says the Uber data breach of 57 million customer and driver records - which the ride-hailing company hid for more than a year - was “utterly preventable”. More>>

Scoop 3.0: How You Can Help Scoop’s Evolution

We have big plans for 2018 as we look to expand our public interest journalism coverage, upgrade our publishing infrastructure and offer even more valuable business tools to commercial users of Scoop. More>>

Having A Cow? Dairy Product Prices Slide For Fourth Straight Auction

Dairy product prices fell at the Global Dairy Trade auction, retreating for the fourth straight auction amid signs of increased production... Whole milk powder fell 2.7 percent to US$2,778 a tonne. More>>

ALSO:

Statistics: Butter At Record $5.67/Block; High Vegetable Prices

Rising dairy prices have pushed food prices up 2.7 percent in the year to October 2017, Stats NZ said today. This followed a 3.0 percent increase in the year to September 2017. More>>

ALSO:

Science: New Research Finds Herbicides Cause Antibiotic Resistance

New University of Canterbury research confirms that the active ingredients of the commonly used herbicides, RoundUp, Kamba and 2,4-D (glyphosate, dicamba and 2,4-D, respectively), each alone cause antibiotic resistance at concentrations well below label application rates. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Bill Bennett on Tech