Housing Historical Data


This section serves as an archive for collected and discontinued infographic charts displaying historical housing data relating to Ireland. The charts cover a plethora of housing topics including social and private house building as well as ESB connections. 


ESB Connections have been used by the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage as a proxy for housing completions for many years. However, what has become clear most notably emerging from the 2008 financial crisis is that this data does not exclusively refer to housing completions but also new connections and reconnections to the electricity network. This data should not be interpreted as the number of new housing completions but rather as the number of ESB Connections.