Business in Ireland is an annual thematic e-publication released by the Central Statistics Office of Ireland. This publication outlines the key statistics for the Irish business economy in 2015.
Business Demography data (largely based on administrative data from the Revenue Commissioners) are used to analyse the number of enterprises and employment across the five sectors of Industry, Construction, Distribution, Services and Financial & Insurance. This data is combined with the Structural Business surveys, which are run annually by CSO.
This publication provides answers to many key policy questions, such as:
♦ the impact of SMEs on the Irish business economy
♦ the impact of foreign owned enterprises
♦ how concentrated is business economy value add creation in Ireland?
♦ typical survival rates for new enterprises
The CSO would like to acknowledge and thank the many enterprises who completed their enterprise survey questionnaires. Without this extensive cooperation, this publication and a range of other important statistics would not be available. The CSO also wishes to acknowledge the contribution of the Revenue Commissioners, as the information provided by Revenue to the CSO is of critical importance in compiling these necessary outputs. All such administrative data provided is only used for statistical purposes, and we think you see the fruits of this data sharing in this very informative publication.
|SMEs (<250)||Large (250+)|
|All size classes||62155||131852|
|Top 50 by employment||Top 50 by GVA|
|Gross operating surplus||50.4||59.5|
Figure 1.5 Irish MNEs abroad and foreign MNEs in Ireland, 2015
|Gross Value Added|
|Table 1.1 Main indicators for all business sectors, 2015|
|Industry||Construction||Distribution||Services 1||Financial and Insurance2||Total Business Economy|
|Average persons engaged per enterprise||No||12.9||2.2||7.4||4.9||14.0||5.6|
|Gross value added||€m||93,116||6,176||19,214||61,894||9,300||189,700|
|Gross operating surplus||€m||81,455||2,669||7,694||34,554||6,097||132,469|
|Personnel costs as % of GVA||%||12.5||56.8||60.0||44.2||34.4||30.2|
|Turnover per person engaged4||€||1,054,140||141,262||428,246||294,648||n/a||439,356|
|GVA per person engaged4||€||419,825||56,806||55,546||89,472||n/a||131,852|
|GVA as % of Turnover||%||39.8||40.2||13.0||30.4||14.7||28.5|
|GOS as % of Turnover||%||34.8||17.4||5.2||17.0||9.6||19.9|
|Sources: CSO Business Demography and Structural Business Surveys|
|1 Business Operations data includes NACE R92, R93, S95 and S96 whereas Business Demography data excludes these.|
|2 Business Operations data includes banks and insurance companies only whereas Business Demography data includes all financial enterprises.|
|3 Persons engaged include employees, proprietors and family members.|
|4 These indicators were calculated using a mix of Structural Business Survey and Business Demography data.|
The individual surveys used to compile this report can be accessed here
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