Date Last Updated: 25-03-2021
The purpose of the Earnings, Hours and Employment Costs Survey (EHECS) is to collect, compile and disseminate series of quarterly and annual earnings and labour costs statistics across economic sectors in Ireland. The output produced nationally from EHECS is the quarterly and annual Earnings and Labour Costs Release, while EHECS also produces data for Eurostat's Labour Costs Survey, Labour Cost Index, Job Vacancy Survey and Short-term Labour Market Business Statistics.
Individual enterprises in NACE sectors B-S with 3 or more employees.
Annual sampling frame from the Central Business Register is synchronised with a local register towards the end of each year. The local register is also updated on an on-going basis using data received in the EHECS survey and other CSO sources.Variables updated include:employment,contact details, births and deaths and changes in enterprise structure.
2008 to 2020
All enterprises in NACE sectors B-S with 50 or more employees and a sample of those with 3 to 49 employees are surveyed each quarter.
Average weekly earnings, average hourly earnings, average weekly paid hours, average hourly total labour costs, job vacancies, job vacancy rate, public sector employment, public sector earnings
There is wide national usage from other Government Departments, economists and research bodies. International users also access data from Eurostat and the ILO.
Central Statistics Office
Louise Egan (Analysis & Publication), Suzanne Foley (Data Collection)
Jennifer O'Riordan, Karen Desmond, Audrey Moore, Jessica Mooney (Analysis & Publication), Helen Hayes (Data Collection).