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.

Latest statistics

From October to December 2017, 1,391 new dwellings were started and 2,157 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 Q4 2017 can be viewed in the tables below:

Future updates

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

Figures for January to March 2018 will be available on 16 May 2018.

Page last updated: 20 February 2018. 

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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Responsible Statistician: Alison Brown


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