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Date Last Updated: 07-03-2024

Survey Name:

Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC)

Survey purpose:

Collection of information on the income and living conditions of different household types in Ireland, in order to derive indicators on poverty, deprivation and social exclusion.

Legislative Basis National:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

Regulation (EU) 2019/1700 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 October 2019

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1721 of 17 November 2020



Statistical Population:

All private households and their current members residing in the state at the time of data collection

Sampling Frame:

Register of all private households occupied on the night of Census 2016 for Waves 1-5. Register of all private households occupied on the night of Census 2011 for Wave 6.

Reference Area:

Time Coverage:

2004 - 2023

Base Period:

Not Applicable

Sector Coverage:

Survey Size:

2023 achieved sample size of 4,191 households (incorporating 10,199 individuals)

Principal Variables:

Data on household and individual income as well as a number of key national poverty indicators. For example the At Risk of Poverty Rate, Enforced Deprivation Rate and Consistent Poverty Rate

Principal External Users:

European Commission, Government Departments, other non-governmental organisations, researchers.

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Social & Demographic Statistics

Contact Person:

Brian Cahill and Paul Christopher

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000