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Date Last Updated: 01-07-2022

Survey Name:

Business Demography

Survey purpose:

To produce information on numbers of enterprises, enterprise births and deaths and survival rates and related employment figures.

Legislative Basis National:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

Council Regulation (EC) Number 295/2008 concerning Structural Business Statistics



Statistical Population:

All enterprises in NACE Rev 2 sectors B - N excluding K6420.

Sampling Frame:

Central register of all businesses in Ireland

Reference Area:

State, County

Time Coverage:

2008 - 2020

Base Period:

Not Applicable

Sector Coverage:

All enterprises in NACE Rev 2 sectors B - N excluding K6420.

Survey Size:

Not Applicable

Principal Variables:

Number of enterprises, number of enterprise births and deaths, the survival rates of newly born enterprises and associated employment figures

Principal External Users:

Eurostat, Government, Economists

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Business Statistics

Contact Person:

Barry Sobey

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Kieran O'Shea

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000