Eircode Q118 Housing Supply Update

Posted by Pat Donnelly | May 14, 2018

We have analysed the latest Eircode Address Database Quarterly Release (Quarter 1 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 was an increase of 3,867 residential ​units in the first quarter, with a further 9,266 under construction.  This compares with 3,452 new residential units in the same quarter last year (increase of 12%) and 5,875 under construction (increase of 57.7%).  

The good news is there is a marked increase in construction activity, the bad news is that it has yet to translate into a marked increase in available residential units.

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 (Q4 2017).

COUNTY Increase in Q118 Under Construction % Change Under Construction
CARLOW 71 74 16%
CAVAN 6 108 -3%
CLARE 44 144 14%
CORK 425 854 3%
DONEGAL 36 150 -11%
DUBLIN 1,534 3,775 32%
GALWAY 162 391 9%
KERRY 20 143 -3%
KILDARE 301 529 22%
KILKENNY 15 102 0%
LAOIS 16 125 -4%
LEITRIM 36 15 0%
LIMERICK 61 367 2%
LONGFORD 4 32 0%
LOUTH 77 318 6%
MAYO 93 144 -9%
MEATH 471 820 -5%
MONAGHAN 28 107 -22%
OFFALY 43 ​57 -22%
ROSCOMMON 57 38 3%
SLIGO 25 58 -2%
TIPPERARY 38 73 -3%
WATERFORD 52 114 -20%
WESTMEATH 52 92 -5%
WEXFORD 99 213 0%
WICKLOW 101 423 58%
Total 3,867 9,266
14% 

Nationwide there was an increase of 14% in residential units under construction compared to the previous quarter, with a 32% increase in Dublin.

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

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