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Research & Insights
18 March 2022

Irish property market hotspots for St Patrick’s Day homebuyers

Sam Edwards
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The Irish property market hotspots for St Patrick’s Day Homebuyers

Table of contents

  1. 1. Irish population and property by region
  2. 2. Irish population and property by locality
  3. 3. Methodology

Another St Patrick’s Day has been and gone, and while St Paddy’s gives everybody a chance to get their Irish pride on, it’s also a day to celebrate the celtic roots in our communities. And what better way to celebrate than to reveal which areas of the property market are home to the highest proportions of Irish homeowners and renters?

According to current estimates, there’s 531,000 Irish people living in England and Wales. While this comprises less than 1% of the population, this figure still equates to over 221,286 households. What’s more, based on our own research, the total worth of Irish owned property stands at a whopping £64.4 billion.

Irish population and property by region

There’s an estimated 175,974 Irish residents living across London. Not only does this take first place for the highest number of Irish people in a region, but London’s also home to the most valuable Irish property portfolio: over £38.2 billion.

Meanwhile, the South East ranks second in terms of size (73,571 Irish residents) and value (£11.7 billion). Though the North West (64,930) is home to a higher Irish population than both the East of England (55,573) and West Midlands (55,216), the latter two regions boast much more valuable Irish property, at £7.9 billion and £5.5 billion respectively.

Table shows the Irish market hotspots based on number of Irish residents as a percentage of total population

LocationIrish populationIrish population Estimated number of Irish dwellingsTotal market value of Irish dwellings
London175,9742.2%73,323£38,211,697,171
South East73,5710.9%30.655£11,656,015,684
East of England55,5731.0%23,155£7,861,315,963
West Midlands55,2161.0%23,007£5,481,060,705
North West64,9300.9%27,054£5,415,481,713
South West28,6160.5%11,923£3,744,367,416
East Midlands28,6760.6%11,948£2,807,903,711
Yorkshire and The Humber26,4100.5%11,004£2,166,465,354
Wales14,0860.5%5,869£1,202,208,496
North East8,0350.3%3,343£492,861,709
England and Wales531,0870.9%221,286£64,392,462,556

Irish population and property by locality

If you’re looking for a property in an area full of Irish souls, you can’t do better than the London Borough of Brent, where Irish residents account for 4% of the local population. Islington (3.9%) also ranks highly, as do Hammersmith and Fulham (3.5%), and Camden (3.2%). Outside of London, Luton is home to the most Irish residents (3%).

In terms of the most valuable sum of property, Camden’s Irish homeowners and rents account for an estimated 5,422 dwellings to the tune of £2.69 billion, followed by Brent (£2.66 billion) and Islington (£2.59 billion).

Outside of London, Birmingham is home to the highest sheer volume of Irish inhabitants at an estimated 22,021. It’s also home to the highest cumulative value of Irish homes, at just shy of £2 million. Manchester, Coventry, Leeds and Liverpool also rank as the best cities for Patrick’s Day homebuyers based on their volume of Irish residents.

Table shows the Irish market hotspots based on number of Irish residents as a percentage of total population

LocationIrish populationIrish population Estimated number of Irish dwellingsTotal market value of Irish dwellings
Brent12,3204,0%5,133£2,659,730,803
Islington8,1403.9%3,392£2,592,203,906
Hammersmith and Fulham6,3213.5%2,636£2,174,126,334
Camden7,0533.2%2,939£2,690,019,900
Ealing10,4283.1%4,345£2,253,416,305
Harrow7,3363.1%3,057£1,581,850,849
Luton6,1263.0%2,553£673,783,808
Haringey6,9972.7%2,915£1,706,504,074
Richmond upon Thames4,7662.5%1,986£1,532,390,755
Wandsworth7,6642.5%3,193£1,999,230,957

Table shows the Irish market hotspots based on the total number of Irish residents

LocationIrish populationIrish population Estimated number of Irish dwellingsTotal market value of Irish dwellings
Birmingham22,0212.1%9,175£1,955,817,547
Brent12,3204.0%5,133£2,659,730,803
Manchester11,8432.4%4,935£1,045,502,898
Ealing10,4283.1%4,345£2,253,416,305
Barnet8,6852.4%3,619£2,093,019,096
Islington8,1403.9%3,392£2,592,203,906
Wandsworth7,6642.5%3,193£1,999,230,957
Lambeth7,4562.5%3,107£1,700,496,835
Harrow7,3363.1%3,057£1,581,850,849
Coventry7,3052.3%3,044£651,362,557

Methodology

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