Town By Town Property Vacancy Rates Revealed For Tipp

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There’s an almost 26 percent vacancy rate in Tipperary Town.

That’s according to the Central Statistics Office which splits the town into West Urban (14.4%) and East Urban (11.5%).

In Cashel there’s a 14 percent vacancy rate.

The outskirts of Tipperary Town has a 7.1 percent vacancy rate while the rural Cashel area has a 6.5 percent rate.

There’s a 7.1 percent vacancy rate in Golden, Emly (20.6%), Kilfeacle (14.6%), Basha (11.0%), Thomastown (7.3%) and Holycross (7.2%).

The vacancy rate for the bigger town are Clonmel (17.7%), Carrick On Suir (7.3%), Cahir (10.4%), Nenagh (19.3%), Templemore (15.9%), Thurles (11.0%) and Roscrea (8.3%).

At a national level the Census vacancy rate has fallen to less than 8% in 2022, down from over 9% in 2016 and 12% in 2011.

A dwelling is classed as vacant by census enumerators if it is unoccupied on Census Night, is not used as a seasonal holiday home and is not usually inhabited by occupants who are temporarily away from home on Census Night.

The county breakdown of why properties are empty is as follows 1,196 are rental properties, 924 properties are being renovated, 214 are with relatives, 1,160 are empty because the owner is deceased, 475 properties are vacant due to owner being in a nursing home, 639 are on the market to be sold, 607 abandoned farmhouse, 92 are idle as the owner has emigrated, 163 are new builds while 920 are not lived in for other reasons.

3.2 percent of the properties empty in 2022 Census were also empty in the 2016 one.