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This Is The Age When Most Irish People Buy Their First Home

By James Fenton

April 20, 2017 at 3:55pm


The Central Statistics Office has today released figures which suggest the age at which Irish people generally purchase their first home. 

The results, based on Census 2016, showed that renting was more common than owning before the age 35. 

After this, more householders owned rather than rented their home. 

It appears Irish people are buying later in life as the equivalent age in previous censuses was 32 years in 2011, 28 years in 2006, 27 years 2002 and 26 years in 1991.

Meanwhile, the average weekly rent paid to landlords in April 2016 was €199.92, up from €171.19 (16.8%) in 2011.

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