3.3 Housing Vacancy Rates

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3.3 Housing Vacancy Rates

The 2016 Census recorded a vacancy rate of 9% for the County, 1.4% of which is holiday homes.  This rate represents a decrease from the 11.9% recorded in 2011.  The national average was recorded at 12.2% which includes 3.1% holiday homes, down significantly from the 14.5% recorded in 2011.  The vacancy rate within Kilkenny City was recorded at 7% which includes 0.6% holiday homes, also significantly down from the 11.3% recorded in 2011.  The vacancy rates within the county since 1991 are indicated in Table 3.11 below.  It can be seen that before 2006 the vacancy rate ranged between 6.4 and 7%.  There has been a significant increase in the vacancy rate since then.

Table 3.11: Vacancy rates in Co. Kilkenny 1991-2016

Year

1996

2002

2006

2011

2016

Vacancy rate

6.4%

6.6%

12%

11.9%

9.0%

Source: CSO, 2016

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