Residential Building Costs and Recorded Building Starts
Map 1 shows the number of Building Starts issued by the Town and Country Planning Department for the period March 2012 - June 2017. Building starts provide an accurate method in determining the level of economic activity in the construction industry. Over the period there were 2,685 building starts issued with the majority, 27%, being issued for the south / south-east region of the island. TCPD has divided Barbados into 5 Geographical areas and these are represented by the colour legend below.