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Date Last Updated: 03-11-2023

Survey Name:

Household Finance and Consumption Survey

Survey purpose:

The main aim of the HFCS is to gather micro-level structural information on Euro area households’ assets and liabilities. The survey also collects additional information in order to analyse the economic decisions taken by households.

Legislative Basis National:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

Not applicable


Three Years

Statistical Population:

Private households

Sampling Frame:

All occupied private dwellings from Census of Population 2016

Reference Area:

State, Region

Time Coverage:

2013, 2018, 2020

Base Period:

Not Applicable

Sector Coverage:

Not Applicable

Survey Size:


Principal Variables:

Assets and Liabilities of private households

Principal External Users:

Central Bank of Ireland, media and researchers

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Social & Demographic Statistics

Contact Person:

Stephen Lee

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000