Foreign Nationals PPSN Allocations and Employment


Central Statistics Office (CSO)

Key information

Personal Public Service Numbers (PPSN) allocations to foreign nationals classified by nationality, sex, age and month of assignment. Employment and Social Welfare activity classified by broad nationality group and year of PPSN allocation; employment sector by broad nationality group.


The Central Records System of the Department of Social and Family Affairs, the P35 files (employer end-of-year tax returns) of the Revenue Commissioners and the Central Business Register of the Central Statistics Office.


All foreign nationals registered with the Department of Social and Family Affairs.



Reference period

Calendar year

Start date



About 1 year after the end of the reference period


  • Nationality
    United Kingdom; EU15 excl Ireland & the UK; EU15 to EU25 states; EU25 to EU27 states; USA; Rest of the World; Top 25 countries listed individually.
  • Economic sector (NACE Rev1.1)
    Agriculture, hunting and forestry; Fishing; Mining and quarrying; Manufacturing; Construction; Hotels and restaurants; Transport, storage and communication; Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles and personal and household goods; Financial intermediation; Real estate, renting and business activities; Public administration and defence, compulsory social security; Education; Health and social work; Other community, social and personal service activities; Electricity, gas and water supply; Unknown; Further breakdown by employment division/group.
  • Age
    0-14 years; 15-24; 25-44; 45-64; 65+ years.


Labour Market and Earnings - Labour Market

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