MyHome.ie Survey Shows Overwhelming Popularity of Eircodes22 Dec 2019
Sunday, December 22nd, 2019. Despite some early teething problems, the Eircode system has become firmly established in Irish life, according to a property consumer sentiment survey.
According to the survey, by leading property website MyHome.ie, 83% of people know what their Eircode is and, furthermore, 90% of people use it in their day-to-day lives to make sure the location of their home is accurately conveyed.
Nearly half (43%) of the people surveyed said they used their Eircode all the time.
The Eircode system has come on significantly since its launch in 2015, which attracted high-profile criticism.
At the time, there were claims that the system would not be good enough to assist the parcel and package industry, and also that up to 50,000 placements were inaccurate or missing from the system.
These fears have largely proved to have been unfounded, with the survey of 2,200 people also finding that just 9% of people do not think Eircodes are a good idea.
Backing that up, location itself was uppermost in people’s minds in the survey, with most respondents (84%) claiming that it was an important consideration when purchasing a property. Two-thirds of people (67%) said a garden was important, while just over half (55%) said the ease of the commute to work or school was an important factor.
Commenting on the survey results, Angela Keegan, Managing Director of MyHome.ie, said: “Eircodes may have had an inauspicious start, but it is clear how quickly they have become an important part of people’s lives, with take-up now at an impressive level. It looks like Eircodes are here to stay.”
Note to Editor
The MyHome.ie survey of 2,200 people was carried out between July 24th and August 8th, 2019.