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Date Last Updated: 08-03-2017

Survey Name:

Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC)

Survey purpose:

Collection of information on the income and living conditions of different types of households in Ireland, in order to derive indicators on poverty, deprivation and social exclusion.

Legislative Basis National:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

Regulation (EC) No 1177/2003 concerning Community statistics on income and living conditions



Statistical Population:

All private households and their current members residing in the state at the time of data collection

Sampling Frame:

Register of all private households occupied on the night of Census 2011

Reference Area:

Time Coverage:

2004 - 2015

Base Period:

Not Applicable

Sector Coverage:

Survey Size:

5,452 Households (incorporating 13,793 Individuals)

Principal Output Collected:

Data on household and individual income as well as a number of key national poverty indicators.

Principal External Users:

European Commission, Government Departments, other non-governmental organisations, researchers.

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Social & Demographic Statistics

Contact Person:

Hilda McCarthy

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Patrick Foley, Caitriona O'Brien

Contact email:


Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000