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Date Last Updated: 30-03-2020

Survey Name:

National Employment Survey

Survey purpose:

To produce data on the structure and distribution of earnings and information on company training and employment conditions in the business.

Legislative Basis National:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

Council Regulation (EC) No 530/1999 of 9 March 1999

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1738/2005 of 21 October 2005



Statistical Population:

Businesses with 3 or more employees.

Sampling Frame:

Central register of all businesses in Ireland

Reference Area:

Region, State

Time Coverage:

2003, 2006 - 2009

Base Period:

Not Applicable

Sector Coverage:

NACE sectors B-S

Survey Size:

10,000 employers and 100,000 employees.

Principal Variables:

Employers: Number of employees, performance management and development of employees, company training for staff, employment conditions in the business, performance paid hours worked and earnings of a sample of employees Employees: Gender, nationality, place of residence, place of work, education, occupation, employment history, work patterns, work practices and performance reviews.

Principal External Users:

EU and all national users

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Social & Demographic Statistics

Contact Person:

Morgan O'Donnell

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000