Eircode Q4 2017 Housing Supply Update

We have analysed the Eircode Address Database (Quarter 4 2017) to establish the increase in total residential units in Ireland in 2017.  The figures are affected by new construction but also by the change of building use, e.g. a building changing from a number of flats to a single residence or vice versa.

To arrive at our figure we calculated the increase in residential addresses at the end of  2017 compared to the end of 2016, excluding all properties marked as under construction.

There was an increase of 4,372 residential addresses from October to December. The full year increase in residential units for 2017 was 16,047, with a further 8,158 under construction. This compares with figures of 14,889 and 5,387 for 2016, an increase of 7.8% in new residential units with a 51% increase in units under construction.  The breakdown by County is given in the table below:

 

COUNTY Increase in 2017 % Change UC end of 2017 % Change
Carlow 112 -33% 64 73%
Cavan 257 28% 111 16%
Clare 320 -14% 126 -11%
Cork 1,658 4% 828 48%
Donegal 294 -69% 168 -12%
Dublin 6,094 115% 2,863 61%
Galway 838 133% 359 18%
Kerry 422 60% 148 -10%
Kildare 919 -5% 433 65%
Kilkenny 167 -56% 102 24%
Laois 191 -27% 130 15%
Leitrim 57 24% 15 -6%
Limerick 484 35% 359 12%
Longford 71 -56% 32 256%
Louth 375 -56% 300 165%
Mayo 296 -44% 158 56%
Meath 1,224 5% 860 153%
Monaghan 130 -79% 138 42%
Offaly 123 -50% 73 55%
Roscommon 267 6,575% 37 54%
Sligo 152 -44% 59 119%
Tipperary 211 -69% 75 -43%
Waterford 265 -25% 142 43%
Westmeath 291 44% 97 62%
Wexford 380 -14% 213 103%
Wicklow 449 -25% 268 60%
Total 16,047 7.8% 8,158 51%

 

There was an increase in Dublin of 6,094 properties compared to 2,826 in 2016, a 115% increase year on year.

Caveats apply with this data which may be affected by An Post GeoDirectory update schedules.

@ 2018 Gamma.ie by Pat Donnelly

 

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