SHDA, NSO Cite Housing Statistics
A total of 76,384 building permits were issued last year, representing a projected number of 172,074 new, individual residential units comprising of single detached houses, duplexes, apartments/ row houses, and condominiums. Likewise, the average floor areas for each were pegged at 108 sqm for single detached homes, 60 sqm for duplex and quadruplex homes, 40 sqm for apartments/ row houses, and 30 sqm for condominiums.
These were just some of the data presented by Subdivision and Housing Developers Association (SHDA) President Paul Tanchi, in a joint press briefing with National Statistics Office (NSO) Administrator Carmelita Ericta. The collaboration resulted from the Memorandum of Agreement signed earlier this year, which enables both parties to share studies and statistical data relevant to the housing sector.
SHDA arrived at the figures after studying the correlation between their own industry statistics and that of NSO's. SHDA aims to derive more previously unavailable data for future releases, which will help developers make strategic plans. …