Table 4.4 : BUILDINGS AUTHORISED FOR CONSTRUCTION AND COMPLETED           
BY NUMBER AND FLOOR AREA IN MALE' 2004 - 2008   
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008  
Authorised Buildings                
No. of Dwellings 452 619 843 513 593 506 504  
Floor Area (in sqm) 180,738 209,615 304,203 225,779 360,447     320,813 408,901  
Residential 116,200 131,252 256,687 180,878 253,945     235,433 229,276  
Non- residential 64,538 78,363 47,516 44,901 106,502       85,380 179,625  
Completed Buildings                
No of Dwellings 264 175 166 170 153             153 167  
Floor Area (in sqm) 52,895 56,461 35,293 37,327 58,725       38,263 59,939  
Residential 33,635 36,662 17,540 18,973 22,526       16,862 21,444  
Non- residential 19,260 19,799 17,753 18,354 36,199       21,401 38,495  
Source: Male' Municipality, Building Approval Section