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Date Last Updated: 04-12-2023

Survey Name:

Household Gas Consumption by Building Energy Ratings

Survey purpose:

To examine how networked gas consumption varies by type of building and energy rating for dwellings which use gas as their main space heating fuel.

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 networked gas consumption data obtained from Gas Networks Ireland. The Eircode was used as the matching variable between the Domestic Building Energy Ratings and networked gas consumption files.

Sampling Frame:

Not applicable

Reference Area:


Time Coverage:

The networked gas consumption file contained records for 2015 to 2022 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:

Networked gas consumption: gross calorific values expressed in kilowatt hours and Eircode. DBER: Energy rating, main space heating fuel, total floor area, type of building, period of construction and Eircode.

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