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This data was obtained from the Central Statistics Office’s 2011 Irish census. The Irish housing datasets provided by eSpatial can be used to examine and analyse the types of residential housing use across Ireland. These datasets can be used in conjunction with the eSpatial mapping software to create reports which investigate the occupancy status of housing units within Ireland. Reports can be generated on this topic at the Irish province and county geographical levels. You can also link and connect your own personal or commercial data to these datasets. Residential property usage across Ireland can also therefore be analysed in relation to your own data. Below is an example of a simple Irish housing report. This report was designed by eSpatial to illustrate how to get the most out of the eSpatial mapping software and the data it provides.

A simple report was created using the eSpatial mapping software and the Housing (Irish Counties) dataset it provides. This report examines residential property usage across Ireland. The Irish housing datasets provided by eSpatial offer a number of different residential tenure categories which can be reported on but for the purpose of this report owner occupied with a mortgage, privately rented and socially rented housing units were chosen as an example.

Counties are colored and categorized according to the number of owner occupied housing units with a mortgage within them. The graduated color scheme adopted by eSpatial mapping software allows for a quick and easy analysis of this data. It is evident from the map that yellow colored counties (e.g. Leitrim) have the lowest number of owner occupied housing units with a mortgage, less than 7,000 housing units while red colored counties (e.g. Galway) have the highest number of this household type with more than 18,500 housing units. It is also therefore easy to surmise that the number of owner occupied housing units with a mortgage in the light orange (e.g. Waterford), orange (e.g. Laois) and dark orange (e.g. Mayo) colored counties lies somewhere between 7,000 and 18,500 residences respectively.

Firstly the topic reflected in the map can be changed quickly and easily simply by selecting the map this field option. Once this option has been selected the map will change to reflect the values in this topic (e.g. select the map this field option on Rented from Private Landlord to see these values mapped in relation to Ireland). Secondly the report can be sorted in ascending or descending order. This is useful when trying to decipher quickly which areas have the highest/lowest values (e.g. select sort descending on % Rented from Local Authority to see which county has the highest proportion of socially rented residences). Finally the report can also be filtered by specific values. This is useful when trying to quickly search for areas with specific values (e.g. select filter results on Owner Occupied with Mortgage so that counties with between 25,000 and 50,000 of this household type are only displayed on the map).

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