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Date Last Updated: 28-02-2020

Survey Name:

High Growth Enterprises

Survey purpose:

To provide a more detailed insight into the existence and characteristics of high-growth enterprises in the Irish business economy.

Legislative Basis National:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

Not applicable



Statistical Population:

Enterprises in the Structural Business Statistics series that are active for at least three years from the reference year and with 10 or more employees in the base year.

Sampling Frame:


Reference Area:


Time Coverage:

2014 - 2017

Base Period:

Reference year minus three years

Sector Coverage:


Survey Size:


Principal Variables:

Number of enterprises, number of persons engaged, Turnover, Gross Value Added

Principal External Users:

Eurostat, Government, Economists

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Business Statistics

Contact Person:

Colin Hanley

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000