Central Statistics Office (CSO)

Key information

All households, private households, persons in private households, private dwellings, classified or cross-classified by : province, regional authority area, county, town, urban/rural, type of accommodation, year built, number of rooms occupied, weekly rent, water supply, sewerage facilities, central heating facilities, PC ownership, and access to the Internet. Statistics are also provided on the average number of persons in private households, the nationality and birthplace of the reference person, one-off houses in rural areas, the occupancy status on Census night, and the vacancy rate. Information is supplied in the Small Area Population Statistics (SAPS) classified by Census Enumeration Areas, Dáil Constituencies, Electoral Divisions, Gaeltacht Areas, Garda Regions, Divisions and Districts, Local Electoral Areas, Towns, Urban and Rural areas of each county.

A Methods and Quality Report is available for this statistic.


Census of Population.


All households and dwelling places are included. The census figures relate to the de facto population, i.e. the figures include visitors present on census night as well as those in residence, while usual residents temporarily absent from the area are excluded from the census count.


Every 5 years

Reference period

A night in April of the relevant census year

Start date



About 16 months after the date of the census


  • Province
    Leinster; Munster; Connacht; Ulster (part).
  • Region (NUTS3)
    Border; Dublin; Mid-East; Midland; Mid-West; South-East; South-West; West.
  • County or City
    The 34 administrative counties.
  • Accommodation
    Detached house; Semi-detached house; Terraced house; Flat or apartment in a purpose-built block; Flat or apartment in a converted house or commercial building; Bed sit; Caravan, mobile or other temporary structure; Not stated.
  • Housing occupancy
    Owner occupied with loan or mortgage; Owner occupied without loan or mortgage; Being purchased from a local authority; Rented from a local authority; Rented from a voluntary body; Private rented unfurnished; Private rented furnished or part furnished; Occupied free of rent; Not stated.
  • Occupancy status on Census Night
    Occupied (By usual residents of the household; Visitors only); Unoccupied (Residents temporarily absent; Vacant house; Vacant flat; Holiday home).
  • Water supply
    Public mains; Local authority group scheme; Private group scheme; Other private source; No piped water; Not stated.
  • Sewerage facility
    Public scheme; Individual septic tank; Individual treatment not septic tank; Other; No sewerage facility; Not stated.
  • Nationality
    Irish; Non-Irish (United Kingdom; EU15 excl Ireland and the UK; EU15 to U25 accession states; Other).
  • Birthplace
    Ireland (Republic); Northern Ireland; England and Wales; Scotland; Poland; Lithuania; Other EU; Other European countries; USA; Africa; Asia; Other countries.


People and Society - Housing and Households

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