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Date Last Updated: 14-06-2022

Survey Name:

Population and Migration Estimates

Survey purpose:

To maintain a record of population stocks and migration flows on an annual basis for inter-censal periods

Legislative Basis National:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

Regulation (EU) No 1260/2013 outlines the requirements in relation to population statistics.

Regulation (EC) No 862/2007 outlines the requirements in relation to migration statistics.



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:

State, Region

Time Coverage:


Base Period:

Not applicable

Sector Coverage:

Not applicable

Survey Size:

Not applicable

Principal Variables:

Population and migration estimates classified by gender, age, nationality and year.

Principal External Users:

Government Departments, special interest groups (particularly those with an interest in migration) and media organisations.

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Social & Demographic Statistics

Contact Person:

Cathal Doherty

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000