Carlow’s commercial vacancy rate is now higher than the national average, while Kilkenny’s is lower.
That’s according to the latest report commissioned by GeoDirectory and prepared by EY – it covers the 12 months to June of this year.
The mean across the country stands at 13.6% – but Carlow’s is at 14% following an increase of 0.1 in the year-on-year comparison.
Of the towns sampled, Muine Bheag had the highest rate at 20.3% with Tullow’s 14.7% the lowest while 12.2% of the units across the county were classified as providing Accommodation and Food Services.
That sector was higher in Kilkenny at 13.8%.
Of the towns sampled across the county Callan (17.6%) had the highest commercial vacancy rate at 17.6% with the city boasting the lowest at 12.6%.
Overall, the rate decreased on June 2020’s by 0.4% to 12%.
The study also shows shows higher levels of empty units in the west of the country than in Leinster.