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Date Last Updated: 31-01-2024

Survey Name:

Census of Industrial Production

Survey purpose:

The Census of Industrial Production comprises two separate but closely related annual inquiries, namely: (i) the Census of Industrial Enterprises covers those enterprises which are wholly or primarily engaged in industrial production (ii) the Census of Industrial Local Units which covers all industrial local units

Legislative Basis National:

Statistics (Structural Business Inquiries) Order 2022 (S.I. No. 268 of 2022)

Legislative Basis European:

Regulation (EU) 2019/2152 of the European Parliament concerning Business Statistics



Statistical Population:

All Enterprises wholly or primarily engaged in industrial production

Sampling Frame:

Central register of all businesses in Ireland

Reference Area:

State, Regional and County

Time Coverage:

1991 - 2021

Base Period:

Not Applicable

Sector Coverage:

All enterprises whose activity is coded to NACE Rev 2 05 - 39

Survey Size:

There was a statistical population of 20,595 enterprises covered in the 2021 Census of Industrial Production

Principal Variables:

Turnover, Gross Value Added, Purchases, Stocks, Capital Assets, Employment and Earnings

Principal External Users:

Eurostat, Government, Economists, Researcher and internal users

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Business Statistics

Contact Person:

Eamonn Cleary

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Noel Ryan, Deirdre O'Connor

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000