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Survey highlights new builds in Clare

The current state of the construction industry in County Clare is highlighted in the results of a new survey.

One hundred and twenty-two new residential buildings were recorded in Clare in the first six months of this year, according GeoDirectory. For the year ending June 30, 2014, there were 601 transactions in Clare and the average property price was €123,088.

The new buildings in Clare are composed of 122 residential buildings, 93 commercial buildings and 7 dual-purpose buildings, with both residential and commercial elements. These new additions bring the total number of buildings in Clare to 57,805.

The GeoDirectory database distinguishes between a ‘dwelling’ ,which is a single residential unit, as opposed to a ‘building’, which can comprise one or more dwellings.

Clare had a residential density of 18.0 dwellings per km². Dublin had the highest residential density per square kilometre (573 dwellings per km²). Leitrim (12.4) had the lowest residential density, followed by the Western counties of Mayo (12.6) and Roscommon (13.1).

GeoDirectory was jointly established by An Post and Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi). The figures are recorded through a combination of the An Post network of 5,600 delivery staff working with OSi.

The database found that there were 2,019,638 residential dwellings across the country. This compares with the 2011 Census of Population, which reported a total housing stock of 1,994,845 dwellings.

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