Eircode Q218 Housing Supply Update

Posted by Pat Donnelly | Aug 08, 2018

We have analysed the latest Eircode Address Database Quarterly Release (Quarter 2, 2018) to ​establish the increase in total residential units in Ireland, broken down by County.  The figures are affected by new construction but also by change of building use, e.g. a building changing from a number of flats to a single residence or vice versa.

There really isn't any good news in these figures, the increase in available residential units is insufficient to meet demand, and the rate of increase is not enough to provide optimism that it will meet demand this year.

There was an increase of 4,563 residential ​units in the first quarter, with a further 10,285 under construction.  This compares with 3,581 new residential units in the same quarter last year (increase of 27%) and 6,189 under construction (increase of 66%).  

The table below provides a breakdown by County of the increase in residential units, the number under construction, and the percentage change in the number under construction since the last quarter (Q1 2018).

COUNTYIncrease in Q218Under Construction% Change Under Construction
CARLOW1263-15%
CAVAN9813626%
CLARE651493%
CORK3541,01118%
DONEGAL8822550%
DUBLIN1,7494,17911%
GALWAY115378-3%
KERRY23318731%
KILDARE311523-1%
KILKENNY12681-21%
LAOIS171261%
LEITRIM312033%
LIMERICK160351-4%
LONGFORD731-3%
LOUTH265320-9%
MAYO130143-5%
MEATH269998-22%
MONAGHAN181157%
OFFALY98​48-16%
ROSCOMMON435134%
SLIGO19592%
TIPPERARY668314%
WATERFORD5017654%
WESTMEATH1211020%
WEXFORD772256%
WICKLOW15049717%
Total4,56310,285
11% 

Nationwide there was an increase of 11% in residential units under construction compared to the previous quarter.  In Dublin there was in increase in residential units of 1,749 compared to 1,534 in the previous quarter, with 4,179 under construction compared to 3,775.

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

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