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Date Last Updated: 20-06-2019

Survey Name:

Farm Structure Survey

Survey purpose:

To compile data on farm structure, crops, livestock and farm labour

Legislative Basis National:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

Regulation (EC) No 1166/2008 of the European Parliament

Regulation (EC) No 715/2014 of the European Parliament


Three Years

Statistical Population:

Farms with size greater than 1 Hectare

Sampling Frame:

A stand-alone CSO register is used, which holds all identified specialised farms in the state. This register is updated from registers from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Reference Area:

State, Region

Time Coverage:

2003 - 2016

Base Period:

Not Applicable

Sector Coverage:

Not Applicable

Survey Size:


Principal Variables:

Area farmed, principal crops, principal livestock categories, farm work force, labour input and general farm characteristics

Principal External Users:

Government, Eurostat, Agriculturalists, Researchers

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Business Statistics

Contact Person:

Cathal Doherty

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Paul Deane

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000