New dwelling statistics

Land & Property Services (LPS) receives information from Building Control in each council in Northern Ireland (NI). This information contains the number of recorded new dwellings (houses and apartments) started and completed.

Mindful of the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, LPS will monitor the flow of information from Building Control offices in the coming months and make a decision on whether to publish the April – June 2020 (Q2 2020) New Dwelling Statistics, scheduled to be released on Wednesday 19 August 2020. Please see COVID-19 and the publication of New Dwelling Statistics for more information.

Latest statistics

From January to March 2020, 1,569 new dwellings were started and 1,757 new dwellings were completed in Northern Ireland.

The number of new dwellings started and completed, by private owners and housing associations, each quarter from Q1 2005 to Q1 2020 can be viewed in the tables below:

Future updates

New dwelling statistics will be updated quarterly in February, May, August and November.

Figures for April - June 2020 are scheduled to be released on 19 August 2020, LPS will keep this date under review due to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Please see COVID-19 and the publication of New Dwelling Statistics for more information.

Page last updated: 20 May 2020. 

Revisions to published statistics

It may be necessary to revise the quarterly figures if further starts or completions are reported to Council Building Control following the submission of data to LPS. Any revisions to the figures published in the previous quarter will be detailed on the Notes page of the latest tables.

Quality assurance

An assessment of the quality of the administrative data used to produce the Northern Ireland new dwellings statistics can be viewed using the link below:

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Contact us

Responsible Statistician: Ciara Cunningham

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

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