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Date Last Updated: 19-10-2021

Survey Name:

Information Society Statistics - Enterprises

Survey purpose:

Collection of information on ICT usage by enterprises

Legislative Basis National:

Statistics (Information & Communication Technologies Survey) Order 2021 (S.I. No. 94 of 2021)

Legislative Basis European:

Regulation (EU) 2019/2152 of the European Parliament



Statistical Population:

All enterprises employing 10 or more persons

Sampling Frame:

Central register of all businesses in Ireland

Reference Area:


Time Coverage:


Base Period:

Not Applicable

Sector Coverage:

Enterprises classified to the following NACE Rev 2. codes: Section C (10-33), Section D, E (35-39), Section F (41-43), Section G (45-47), Section H (49-53), Section I (55-56), Section J (58-63), Section L (68), Division M (69-74), Section N (77-82), Group (95.1)

Survey Size:

4,000 enterprises approximately

Principal Variables:

Level of internet usage, types of connection to internet, reasons for using the internet, sales and purchases via the internet.

Principal External Users:

Eurostat, Department of An Taoiseach, Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Business Statistics

Contact Person:

Colin Hanley

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Deirdre O'Connor, Billy Cantillon, Mary Heanue

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000