In the third quarter of 2018, there were 4,673 new dwelling completions, compared with 3,786 completions in the same period last year, an increase of 23.4%. This brings the total number of new dwellings completed in 2018 to 12,582, an increase of 27.7% to 2017 where 9,856 dwellings were completed in the first three quarters of that year.
The third quarter figures also show that:
Single dwellings increased by 6.8% from 1,131 in the third quarter of 2017 to 1,208 in quarter three of 2018.
Scheme dwellings rose significantly in Q3 2018 when 2,821 were completed, an increase of 40.7% on Q3 2017 when 2,005 were built.
The number of new apartments completed in Q3 2018 was 644, a marginal decrease of 0.9% on Q3 2017.
Of the total number of new dwelling completions in Q3 2018, scheme dwellings made up 60.4%, single dwellings 25.9% with apartments totalling 13.8%.
78.7% of new dwelling completions in urban areas in Q3 2018
The ESB domestic connections dataset provides information on the type of connection and whether it is in an urban or rural area. Figure 2 below shows that in Q3 2018, more than three quarters of all new dwelling completions (78.7%) are urban with 21.3% being in rural areas compared to Q3 2017 when 75.1% were urban and 24.9% rural.
Dublin and Mid-East make up 61% of all new dwelling completions in Q3 2018
The number of new dwelling completions was highest in Dublin at 1,872 followed by the Mid-East at 980 completions. These two regions combined also accounted for 73.8% of all scheme dwellings completed in Q3 2018. Apart from Dublin, Meath County Council, Kildare County Council and Cork County Council record more than 200 new scheme dwellings each in Q3 2018. The South-West was the region with the most single dwellings completed, led by Cork County Council where 133 new single dwellings were completed. There were 483 new apartments completed in Dublin which accounted for three quarters of all new apartments in Q3 2018. See Table 3.
‘Dublin 15’ the Eircode area with the most new dwelling completions
In Q3 2018, the Eircode area with the most new dwelling completions was D15 ‘Dublin 15’ (206) followed by W91 ‘Naas’ (173) and C15 ‘Navan’ (157). Nine out of the top ten Eircode Routing Keys with the most new dwelling completions are in Dublin and its commuter belts accounting for 31% of all new dwelling completions.