Nationally, nearly 30,000 homes were built last year, exceeding the government's housing targets.
Just over 1,300 homes were built in the midlands in 2022.
The latest CSO figures show Laois had the highest number of new houses built last year, at 514.
That's followed by Offaly, with 416, and 408 dwellings were developed in Westmeath, the lowest in the region.
Nationally, 29,815 homes were built last year, 21% ahead of the government's target.
Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien last quarter's figures are the highest on record: