THERE are 386 vacant commercial units or premises in Offaly according to figures released by GeoDirectory.
The figures represent an average vacancy rate for commercial units in the county of 11%, and are accurate as of June 2012.
The highest number of vacancies recorded in towns in Offaly, were Tullamore with a vacancy rate of 11% or 156 units, followed by Birr where 113 vacant commercial units were identified, a rate of 11%.
The total number of commercial units identified by GeoDirectory in Offaly was 3,479. The highest number of commercial units was recorded in Dublin where 48,760 premises were recorded, while also recording the largest number of vacant units with 5,851 or a 12% vacancy rate.
The vacancy rate recorded in Offaly was in line with the national average of 11%.
Eight counties; Carlow, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo recorded commercial vacancy rates above the national average of 11%.
The new data shows that Kerry recorded the lowest commercial rate in the country with 602 or 7% of units identified as vacant.
In addition, Galway has the highest number of commercial premises vacant for a city at 818, or 13% of total stock identified.