Monthly Housing Activity Data
– November

This latest edition of our Monthly Housing Activity Data release shows that house building activity is continuing to accelerate.

This monthly release draws together the most up-to-date data on residential planning permissions, commencements, housing guarantee registrations, ESB Connections and purchase and rental price indices.

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The report is available to download below. 


The latest available data tells us:

  • Planning permissions for 19,246 new homes were granted in the twelve month period to end June 2017 (up 49% year on year).
  • Commencement Notices for 17,151 new homes nationwide were submitted in the twelve month period to end October 2017 (up 37% year on year).
  • Housing Guarantee registrations – an indicator of home building activity in multi-unit development schemes or estates – were registered for 9,441 homes in the twelve months to end October 2017 (up 86% year on year)
  • The level of ESB connections to the National Grid reached 18,197 homes across the country (up 26% year on year).   8,400 of these homes are in the Dublin and Mid-East regions (counties Kildare, Meath and Wicklow) which have seen a 42% increase in ESB connections year on year.