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Date Last Updated: 25-08-2023

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:

Regulation (EU) 2019/2152 (‘EBS Regulation’) and Regulation (EU) 2020/1197 (‘EBS General Implementing Act’) concerning European Business Statistics replaced Regulation (EU) No 295/2008 for the 2021 Business Demography.



Statistical Population:

All enterprises in NACE Rev 2 sectors B - S excluding K6420, O and S94

Sampling Frame:

Central register of all businesses in Ireland

Reference Area:

State, County

Time Coverage:

2009 - 2021

Base Period:

Not Applicable

Sector Coverage:

All enterprises in NACE Rev 2 sectors B - S excluding K6420, O and S94

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:

James O'Rourke

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Kieran O'Shea

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000