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Date Last Updated: 11-05-2020

Survey Name:

Household Budget Survey

Survey purpose:

To determine in detail the pattern of household expenditure in order to update the weighting basis of the Consumer Price Index.

Legislative Basis National:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

Not applicable


Five years

Statistical Population:

Private households in the State

Sampling Frame:

Census of Population 2011

Reference Area:


Time Coverage:


Base Period:

Not applicable

Sector Coverage:

Survey Size:

Achieved sample of 6,839 households in 2015-2016

Principal Variables:

Data on Household expenditure and income as well as a number of household characteristics, e.g. Household composition, Household tenure, Accommodation type, Household facilities and appliances

Principal External Users:

Eurostat, Government departments, Academia, Researchers, Commercial concerns, General public

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Social & Demographic Statistics

Contact Person:

Claire Burke

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000