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The Irish Central Statistics Office (CSO) conducts a number of Household Surveys. Such surveys gather information on the economic and social situation of households in Ireland. The surveys include the Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC), which measures living standards in Ireland, and the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS), which measures employment and unemployment levels. The information collected is a vital tool in planning for the present and future needs of Ireland.

This video explains and illustrates the operation of the Household Surveys, and emphasises the security and confidentiality of all information collected. The relevance of the surveys is explained, and viewers are given information on how to contact CSO with queries about the surveys and publications at