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NI Annual Housing Statistics Report 2018-19

The Department for Communities has release the latest housing statistics for Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Housing Statistics is an annual compendium of statistics which provides information on a range of areas relating to housing.

Key findings from the survey include: 

  • Total housing stock in NI for 2018-19 is 798,971.
  • On 31st March 2019 there were 37,859 applicants on the social housing waiting list, of which 26,387 were in ‘housing stress’ (those households with 30 points or more on the selection scheme).
  • Average weekly rent for private rentals was £96.
  • Average weekly rent for social sector was £79.
  • The standardised house price in 2019 was £139,951, a 4% increase on the same period in 2018.
  • Average weekly household income for 2017-18 was £712.

For a more indepth look at these statistics in relation to other reports and figures, download a paper compiled by our Research Officer, Dr Martina McAuley.

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This article was written on 5 December 2019. It should not be relied on as a statement of the current law or policy position. For help with housing issues please contact our helpline on 028 9024 5640 or use our online chat service at www.housingadviceNI.org.