Eircode Q317 Housing Supply Update

Posted by Pat Donnelly | Dec 01, 2017

We have run queries against the Eircode Address Database (Quarter 3 2017) to ​establish the increase in total residential units in Ireland in 2017.  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.

To arrive at our figure we calculated the increase in residential addresses at the end of Q3 2017 compared to the end of 2016, excluding all properties marked as under construction. 

There was an increase of 4,642 residential addresses between July and September.   This brings the year-to-date increase in residential units for 2017 to 11,675, with a further 7,074 under construction.  This compares with figures of 10,410 and 5,226 for the equivalent period in 2016, an increase of 12% in new residential units with a 35% increase in units under construction.  The breakdown by County is given in the table below:

COUNTY Increase to Q317 % Change  Under Construction % Change
CARLOW 108  -33% 34 3%
CAVAN 247  60% 105 11%
CLARE 238  12% 107 -15%
CORK 1,238  27% 824 60%
DONEGAL 227  -71% 181 11%
DUBLIN 3,941  121% 2,387 27%
GALWAY 625  227% 319 -2%
KERRY 317  76% 185 12%
KILDARE 695  0% 424 92%
KILKENNY 120 -62% 116 97%
LAOIS 166 -10% 141 36%
LEITRIM 46 10% 16 0%
LIMERICK 288 63% 372 53%
LONGFORD 48 140% 34 162%
LOUTH 251 -42% 157 39%
MAYO 242 -52% 150 27%
MEATH 963 40% 427 82%
MONAGHAN 120 -80% 139 43%
OFFALY 106 -56% 82 78%
ROSCOMMON 264  100% 33 38%
SLIGO 62 -62% 55 41%
TIPPERARY 217  -68% 112 -16%
WATERFORD 216 4% 115 3%
WESTMEATH 273 53% 80 31%
WEXFORD 279 -5% 207 103%
WICKLOW 378 -29% 272 45%
Total 11,675 12% 7,074
35% 

The stand-out figures are the 121% increase in Dublin compared to the same period in 2016 and the 227% increase for Galway.

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

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