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New Dwelling Completions

Quarter 3 2020

 Number of new dwelling completions
 SingleSchemeApartmentTotals
Quarter 3 20191,2723,3121,0685,652
Quarter 3 20201,4672,8777745,118
 % change15.3%-13.1%-27.5%-9.4%

New dwelling completions back to 2019 level by September

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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions have continued to affect completions this quarter, but not on the same level seen in quarter 2. There were 5,118 new dwelling completions in Q3 2020. This was a 9.4% decrease on the 5,652 completions in Q3 2019. 

The Q3 data for 2020 also shows that:

  • Single dwellings completions rose 15.3% from 1,272 in Q3 2019 to 1,467 in Q3 2020.
  • The number of scheme dwellings completed fell 13.1% from 3,312 in Q3 2019 to 2,877 in Q3 2020.
  • The decrease in completions is most pronounced for apartments; with a 27.5% decrease from 1,068 in Q3 2019 to 774 in Q3 2020.
  • Scheme dwellings made up 56.2% of all new dwelling completions in Q3 2020 while 28.7% were single dwellings and 15.1% were apartments. This compares to 58.6% scheme, 22.5% single and 18.9% apartments for Q3 2019. See Table 1.