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New Dwelling Completions

Quarter 3 2018

 Number of new dwelling completions
 SingleSchemeApartmentTotals
Quarter 3 20171,1312,0056503,786
Quarter 3 20181,2082,8216444,673
 % change6.8%40.6%-0.3%23.5%

Number of new dwelling completions up 23.4% in year

Figure 1: New dwelling completions by type of dwelling, Q1 2016 - Q3 2018
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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 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. See Table 1.
  • 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. See Table 1.
  • The number of new apartments completed in Q3 2018 was 644, a marginal decrease of 0.9% on Q3 2017. See Table 1.
  • 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%. See Table 1.