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Date Last Updated: 12-07-2023

Survey Name:

Household Electricity Consumption by Building Energy Ratings

Survey purpose:

To examine how electricity consumption varies by type of dwelling and by energy rating for dwellings that used electricity as their main space heating fuel in their Building Energy Ratings audit.

Legislative Basis National:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

Not applicable



Statistical Population:

Domestic Building Energy Rating data obtained from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and metered electricity consumption data obtained from Electricity Supply Board (ESB Networks). The electricity Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN) was used as the matching variable between the Domestic Building Energy Ratings and metered electricity consumption files.

Sampling Frame:

Not applicable

Reference Area:


Time Coverage:

The metered electricity consumption file contained records for 2015 to 2021 which were matched to the latest Domestic Building Energy Ratings audits.

Base Period:

Not applicable

Sector Coverage:

Not applicable

Survey Size:

Not applicable

Principal Variables:

Metered electricity consumption: expressed in kilowatt hours and MPRN. DBER: Energy rating, main space heating fuel, total floor area, type of dwelling, period of construction and MPRN.

Principal External Users:

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, Government, policy makers, energy sector, researchers, academics, media, and the public.

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Environment Statistics

Contact Person:

Kevin Hunt

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Berna Lawlor Peter Chambers

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 1 498 4000