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Date Last Updated: 26-09-2022

Survey Name:

Response Burden Barometer

Survey purpose:

To measure the administrative burden placed on CSO business respondents in line with the preferred method of calculation of the European Statistical System.

Legislative Basis National:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

Not applicable



Statistical Population:

All business surveys conducted by CSO as well as surveys conducted by CSO and other government bodies.

Sampling Frame:

Not Applicable

Reference Area:


Time Coverage:


Base Period:

Not Applicable

Sector Coverage:

Not Applicable

Survey Size:

Not Applicable

Principal Variables:

Number of forms issued, number of forms returned, time – full compliance, time – actual compliance, administrative costs – full compliance, administrative costs – actual compliance, administrative burden – full compliance, administrative burden – actual compliance (i.e. RBB measure)

Principal External Users:

Irish Government, Economists, General public

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