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Date Last Updated: 12-02-2024

Survey Name:

Building and Construction Inquiry

Survey purpose:

To collect and publish annual structural statistics on enterprises in the Construction and allied trade sectors

Legislative Basis National:

S.I. No. 268 of 2022 - Statistics (Structural Business Inquiry) Order 2022

Legislative Basis European:

Regulation (EU) 2019/2152 of the European Parliament concerning Business Statistics



Statistical Population:

Annual Census of Enterprises with 10 or more persons engaged and a sample of Enterprises with less than 10 persons engaged.

Sampling Frame:

Central Register of all businesses in Ireland

Reference Area:


Time Coverage:

1981 - 2022

Base Period:

Not Applicable

Sector Coverage:

All enterprises whose activity is coded to NACE Rev. 2 41-43

Survey Size:

4,500 approx.

Principal Variables:

Employment, gross earnings, turnover, purchases, payments to subcontractors, capital assets, stocks, other costs and taxes.

Principal External Users:

Eurostat, Government, Economists.

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Business Statistics

Contact Person:

Shane O'Sullivan

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Brendan Lynch, Deirdre O'Connor

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000