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Date Last Updated: 23-01-2019

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:

Statistics (Structural Business Inquires) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 572 of 2017)

Legislative Basis European:

Regulation (EC) No 295/2008 concerning Structural 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 - 2016

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:

Paul Murphy

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Brendan Lynch, Deirdre O'Connor, Alan Finlay

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000