Wicklow’s vacancy rate was 12.2% in the in the second quarter of 2019, down 0.2% compared to the same period in 2018 according to the latest GeoView Commercial Vacancy Rates Report
The national commercial vacancy rate increased by 0.2 percentage points to 13.3% in the second quarter of 2019.
The latest report by GeoDirectory shows that 30 thousand premises are disused, down slightly on the same period in 2018.
Edenderry, County Offaly was the town with the highest commercial vacancy rate in the country at 28.8%, followed by Ballybofey, County Donegal at 28% and Kilrush, County Clare at 26.5%.
Sligo is the county with the highest commercial vacancy rate at 18.9%, while Meath at 10.1% was the county with the lowest.
Wicklow’s commercial vacancy rate was lower than Leinster’s vacancy rate of 12.4%
Arklow at 19% had the highest commercial vacancy rate in the county
Greystones at 6.1% had the lowest commercial vacancy rate in the county
12.3% of the commercial properties in Wicklow are involved in the accommodation and food services sector.