It is always difficult to calculate the exact size of the self storage industry in any region. Not all facilites are officially registered and small facilities can be opened in rural areas with limited marketing or online presence.
There is over 125,000 square metres of self storage in Ireland with around 45 traditional self storage stores and over 33 container based self storage operations. This equates to around 0.02 square metres per person. This is considerably less than other European countries such as the UK (0.068), Netherlands (0.052) and Sweden (0.048).