Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (465)

Dessie Ellis

Question:

475 Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the total number of vacant housing units in the Dublin City Council area and if he will give a breakdown by ward. [35010/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government)

My Department collates and publishes a wide range of housing statistics that inform the preparation and evaluation of housing policy and those data are available on my Department's website www.environ.ie. Data on vacancy levels are not among that range as they are collected by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) as part of its Census work. The 2011 Census is published on the CSO website www.cso.ie and it enumerates the number of vacant properties, broken down by county and city.