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Date Last Updated: 27-07-2018

Survey Name:

Population & Labour Force Projections

Survey purpose:

To project the total population forward at five year intervals for the period 2017 to 2051 and the total labour force for the years 2021, 2026 and 2031.

Legislative Basis National:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

Not applicable


Five years

Statistical Population:

The population concept of usual residence is applied. Counted under this concept are all persons who are permanently resident in the State and those who intend to reside in the State for a period of 12 months or more.

Sampling Frame:

Not applicable

Reference Area:


Time Coverage:


Base Period:


Sector Coverage:

Not applicable

Survey Size:

Not applicable

Principal Variables:

The projected population is classified by age and sex. The labour force is classified by age, sex and female marital status.

Principal External Users:

Government Departments, planners and policy makers and media organisations.

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Social & Demographic Statistics

Contact Person:

James Hegarty

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Caroline Barrett

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000