Housing stock statistics

Land & Property Services (LPS) provides a valuation for all properties in Northern Ireland which are subject to rates, this includes providing and maintaining a valuation list for all properties in Northern Ireland - domestic and non domestic.

What are Housing stock statistics?

In line with the Rates Order (Northern Ireland) 1977, Housing stock is defined as a count of properties which are valued as domestic or mixed for the purposes of rating. This refers to properties in the Valuation list which are used (or when next in use, will be used) for the purposes of a private dwelling. This includes properties which are temporary incapable of beneficial occupation, but excludes caravans, domestic garages, domestic stores and car parking spaces.

Latest statistics

In April 2018, the total housing stock in Northern Ireland was 790,328.

The tables in the link below show:

  • Housing stock by property type in each of the 11 district councils at April each year 2008 - 2018
  • Housing stock by property type in each of the 26 district councils at April each year 2008 - 2018
  • Annual Housing stock statistics 2008 - 2018

Future updates

These tables will be updated annually in June.

Page updated: 6 June 2018

Revisions to published statistics

Annual figures may be revised, if necessary. Any revisions from the figures published in the previous year will be detailed at the bottom of the relevant table.

Figures previously published for April 2016 have been amended to take account of improvements in the quality of geographical data in the Valuation List.

Housing stock quality assurance of administrative data

Land & Property Services (LPS) publishes the NI Housing Stock statistics each year. The information is presented by local government district.

Published: 26 October 2016

Contact us

Responsible Statistician: Ciara Cunningham

Email: lps.statisticsbranch@finance-ni.gov.uk


Related to Housing stock statistics

Access to information

How to request information from the Department of Finance including Freedom of Information (FOI) and the use of our Publication Scheme.

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