Only 700k people have registered, with over 750k (52%) families boycotting.
Despite all the media propaganda, latest revelations show the government’s ‘figures’ for registration are falling apart.
The government claim there are only 1.62m houses in the country, but the census shows there are 2m houses, 1.8m of which were due to register. They say over 900,000 houses are registered, but it turns over a third of those were registered by landlords etc. registering multiple house.
Based on figures from the 2011 census and verified by Prof. Rob Kitchin at the Department of Geography, NUI Maynooth, 1.45m families were due to register 1.8 million houses. The government claim over 900k houses registered, but in fact over a third of these were registered by landlords etc registering multiple properties. Only 700k people have registered, with over 750k (52%) families boycotting (more info). Even if this figure slips a little, it’s clear that mass non-registration is a fact.
Here we go through all the figures, detailed by Prof. Rob Kitchin over at Ireland After Nama.
14 Number of housing units liable to register for Household Tax (HHT) 1,808,687 (1-2-3-4-5)
15 Number of housing units liable to pay the Household Tax 1,755,687 (14-6-7)
16 Total number of property owners liable to register 1,469,256 (14-9)
17 Number of housing units actually registered on 1st June 2012 932,575 (10 + 11)
18 Number of housing units not registered on 1st June 2012 876,112 ( 14-17)
19 Number of NPPRs registered assuming the family home was also registered on the same account. 226,568 (12-13).
20 Number of property owners registered on 1st June 2012 (Accounts with LGMA) assuming each account also has the Principal Private Residence registered. 706,007 (10 + 11 – 19)
21 Number of property owners who have not registered. 763,249 (16-20)
22 Percentage of property owners not registered 52%