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2010 National Housing Survey

The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government initiated a field based survey of:

  • all housing developments of two or more dwellings,
  • that had commenced by the time of the survey, (summer 2010)

to establish a proper evidence basis for further action by Government and local authorities in relation to planning, housing, building control and other matters relating to such developments.

Survey Methodology

  • The survey was conducted centrally by the Department’s field staff with the co-operation of local authorities and site owners. 
  • The methodology was developed by the Housing and Planning Divisions of the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government and tested in a pilot phase of the survey in County Laois.
  • The survey was conducted over the months May-September 2010 inclusive.


2010 National Housing Development Survey Results [PDF 64kb]

2010 Survey Methodology [PDF 109kb]

2010 Baseline National Housing Development Survey Database [Excel file 2.2mb]

2010 National Map of Unfinished Housing Developments [PDF 2.17kb]