Number of new dwelling completions up 34.1% in year

In the second quarter of 2018, there were 4,419 new dwelling completions, compared with 3,295 completions in the same period last year, an increase of 34.1%.

The second quarter figures also show that:
Single dwellings increased by 11.8% from 1,037 in the second quarter of 2017 to 1,159 in quarter two of 2018.

Scheme dwellings rose significantly in Q2 2018 when 2,761 were built, an increase of 54.4% on Q2 2017 when 1,788 were built.

The number of new apartments built in Q2 2018 was 499, an increase of 6.2% on Q2 2017.

Of the total number of new dwelling completions in Q2 2018, scheme dwellings made up 62.5%, single dwellings 26.2% with apartments totalling 11.3%.

78% of new dwelling completions in urban areas in Q2 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 Q2 2018, more than three quarters of all new dwelling completions (78%) are urban with 22% being in rural areas.

Dublin and Mid-East make up 60.5% of all new dwelling completions in Q2 2018
The number of new dwelling completions was highest in Dublin at 1,804 followed by the Mid-East at 870 completions. These two regions combined also accounted for three quarters of all scheme dwellings completed in Q2 2018. Apart from Dublin, counties Meath, Kildare and Cork record more than 200 new scheme dwellings each in Q2 2018. The South-West was the region with the most single dwellings completed, led by county Cork where 175 new single dwellings were completed. There were 323 new apartments completed in Dublin which accounted for 65% of all new apartments in Q2 2018.