In fulfilling its mandate the CSO applies the best statistical standards and methodology, and adheres to the highest professional standards of impartiality, integrity and independence. The Office also rigorously protects the confidentiality of the data provided by survey respondents which, is legally guaranteed under the Statistics Act, 1993
The methodology used for the compilation of statistics is available on the Surveys and Methodology area of this website. Further details are available on request. In almost all instances the Office now applies methodology that is harmonised at EU level for the production of Community statistics.