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Date Last Updated: 18-03-2021

Survey Name:

Social Impact of COVID-19
Social Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Men
Social Impact of COVID-19 by Age Group April 2020

Survey purpose:

The Social Impact of COVID-19 survey was undertaken to measure the impact COVID-19 has had on Irish society in April 2020. This survey includes such topics as personal well-being, personal concerns related to COVID-19, changes in consumption behaviour and working life since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis.

Legislative Basis National:

Legislative Basis European:


Ad hoc

Statistical Population:

All individuals aged 18 years and over living in private households in Ireland. The original Labour Force Survey (LFS) sample from which this sample was selected was based on Census 2011 data.

Sampling Frame:

The sampling frame consisted of respondents aged 18 years and over that had participated in the LFS commencing Q1 2019. Contact details were collected from those aged under 75 years that completed 5 waves of the survey and from those aged 75 years and over that completed the first wave. The frame is limited to those that provided an email address with only one point of contact per household.

Reference Area:

State of Ireland

Time Coverage:

April 2020

Base Period:

Sector Coverage:

Survey Size:


Principal Variables:

Personal well-being Concerns about the impact of COVID-19 Changes in consumption since the introduction of COVID-19 restrictions Labour market activity, working arrangements and financial impact of COVID-19 Compliance with official advice and other social topics

Principal External Users:

Government Departments, other non-governmental organisations, researchers.

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Social & Demographic Statistics

Contact Person:

Claire Burke

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Eva O'Regan, Brian Cahill, Lianora Bermingham, Kathryn Foskin.

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000