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New Dwelling Completions

Quarter 1 2022

 Number of new dwelling completions
 SingleSchemeApartmentTotals
Quarter 1 20219662,2567013,923
Quarter 1 20221,1062,8211,7425,669
 % change14.5%25.0%148.5%44.5%

First quarter completions 15% higher than pre-pandemic level of Q1 2020

Figure 1: Number of new dwelling completions by type of dwelling Q1 2016 - Q1 2022
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There were 5,669 new dwelling completions in Q1 2022. This was a 44.5% increase from 3,923 completions in Q1 2021 - when there were COVID-19 restrictions in place - and is 15.1% higher than the 4,926 completions in Q1 2020 prior to the pandemic.  This is the most completions seen in any first quarter since the series began in 2011. 

The Q1 data for 2022 also shows that:

  • There was a 148.5% increase in apartments completed in Q1 2022 compared with Q1 2021, up from 701 to 1,742.
  • Scheme dwellings rose by 25.0% from 2,256 in Q1 2021 to 2,821 in Q1 2022. There was a rise of 14.5% in single dwellings from 966 in Q1 2021 to 1,106 this quarter.
  • Scheme dwellings accounted for 49.8% of new dwelling completions in Q1 2022 with 30.7% apartments and 19.5% single dwellings. This compares with 57.5% scheme, 17.9% apartments and 24.6% single in Q1 2021. See Table 1.