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Central Statistics Office

Central Statistics Office

The national organisation responsible for compiling statistics about economic and social conditions and other activities. It is responsible for managing the Census which is held every five years.

# central-statistics-office - Monday 8 April, 2013

Slight increase in new car sales in March

In total, 17,600 cars were sold last month though sales of goods vehicles were down.

# central-statistics-office - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Increase in trips to Ireland ‘a positive start’ to the year Tourism

Increase in trips to Ireland ‘a positive start’ to the year

Latest figures from the CSO have shown that nearly 1.2 million people travelled to Ireland from December 2012 to February 2013.

# central-statistics-office - Thursday 21 March, 2013

CSO figures indicate economic growth of 0.9 per cent in 2012

The fourth quarter of last year showed almost no change in GDP compared with 2011 while GNP declined by 0.8 per cent in Q4.

# central-statistics-office - Friday 15 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Local Property Tax is likely to lead to job losses in retail Opinion

Column: The Local Property Tax is likely to lead to job losses in retail

Approximately 1.8 million people have less than €100 per month to spend after paying essential bills – they’ll have even less after the introduction of the new Local Property Tax, and the retail sector will be hit again, writes Mandate’s John Douglas.

# central-statistics-office - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie North America ‘key to tourism growth’ as trips to Ireland up by 50,000 Tourism

North America ‘key to tourism growth’ as trips to Ireland up by 50,000

Latest figures from the CSO have shown that nearly 1.25 million people travelled to Ireland from November 2012 to January 2013.

# central-statistics-office - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Irish exports at highest levels since 2002 CSO

Irish exports at highest levels since 2002

Figures from the CSO show there was a trade surplus of €42.98 billion last year.

# central-statistics-office - Monday 11 February, 2013

Food and drink prices down over 6 per cent since 2008 – Retail Ireland

Retail Ireland made the comments following the publication of a Consumers’ Association of Ireland (CAI) report on Irish food prices – which indicated the typical cost of a basket of groceries had risen 12 per cent in the past two years.

# central-statistics-office - Friday 8 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Couples getting hitched later in life as marriage rates fall Marriage

Couples getting hitched later in life as marriage rates fall

Figures from the CSO show Saturday 31 July was the most popular date for marriage in 2010.

# central-statistics-office - Monday 28 January, 2013

Retail sales fell slightly in December – CSO

The volume of retail sales fell by 0.1 per cent in December but figures show an increase when motor trades are excluded.

# central-statistics-office - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Almost 8,500 days lost in 2012 to industrial disputes

Two disputes in the industry sector accounted for 72 per cent of the days lost last year.

# central-statistics-office - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Value of exports rises in November – CSO

A seven per cent increase from October to November 2012 was noted.

# central-statistics-office - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Increase in tourists in autumn, winter 2012 Tourism

Increase in tourists in autumn, winter 2012

Visits from mainland Europe were up while the number of tourists coming from Britain declined.

# central-statistics-office - Friday 4 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Small drop in live register figures – but unemployment stays at 14.6 per cent Unemployment

Small drop in live register figures – but unemployment stays at 14.6 per cent

The number of people aged 25 or under on the live register dropped for the 29th month in a row.

# central-statistics-office - Friday 28 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Residential property prices fall 5.7% Property Prices

Residential property prices fall 5.7%

Except in Dublin – where prices increased – newly released CSO figures show.

# central-statistics-office - Friday 21 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie New crime figures show burglaries on the rise Crime Stats

New crime figures show burglaries on the rise

New crime statistics show most types of crime declined in the twelve months to September – but burglary and fraud both increased.

# central-statistics-office - Thursday 20 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie 81 per cent of households now have internet access Computers

81 per cent of households now have internet access

The figures from the CSO also show that 19 per cent of unemployed people have never used the internet.

# central-statistics-office - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Birth rate down by 2.3 per cent in second quarter of 2012 Vital Statistics

Birth rate down by 2.3 per cent in second quarter of 2012

New CSO figures show there were 17,958 births in the second quarter, with the average mother aged 31.9.

# central-statistics-office - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Retail sales up 1.7 per cent in October

Retail Ireland said the 24 per cent increase in electrical sales is “almost certainly” driven by television purchases ahead of the digital switchover.

# central-statistics-office - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Trade surplus for September down 41% on August – CSO

The drop in Ireland’s trade surplus is the first since March of this year.

# central-statistics-office - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Garda commissioner’s term extended for two years Garda

Garda commissioner’s term extended for two years

The Government has approved a two year extension of the term of office of the Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.

# central-statistics-office - Friday 9 November, 2012

Irish multinationals employed almost 249,000 abroad in 2010

Figures show the UK was the most important destination country for Irish businesses abroad.

Disposable income and household savings up in second quarter CSO

Disposable income and household savings up in second quarter

The CSO said savings were primarily used to pay down debt and fund property investment.

# central-statistics-office - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Fall in annual inflation rate in October

Figures from the CSO show prices for transport fell last month while increasing third level costs drove education up.

# central-statistics-office - Thursday 1 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie 13 per cent of population have a disability – CSO Disability

13 per cent of population have a disability – CSO

Census figures also showed that over 56,000 disabled people aged over 65 lived alone.

From TheJournal.ie Unemployment unchanged at 14.8 per cent in October Live Register

Unemployment unchanged at 14.8 per cent in October

The number of people signing on the Live Register fell by 1,000 on a seasonally adjusted basis in October according to the latest CSO figures.

# central-statistics-office - Friday 26 October, 2012

Retail sales up for the third month in a row Shopping This post contains a poll

Retail sales up for the third month in a row

The amount and value of Irish retail sales have risen by 0.9 per cent in September compared with August 2012.

# central-statistics-office - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Property prices continue to rise in September

However CSO data shows house prices in the capital are 55 per cent lower than at the peak of the boom in 2007.

From TheJournal.ie Student life: Phones under pillows, cereal and Usain Bolt Student Life

Student life: Phones under pillows, cereal and Usain Bolt

The latest CSO Census at School release gives an insight into life for thousands of Ireland’s secondary school students.

# central-statistics-office - Thursday 18 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Number of Catholics at record high, despite lowest percentage ever – CSO Religion

Number of Catholics at record high, despite lowest percentage ever – CSO

3.86 million people describe themselves as Catholic (84.2 per cent) while 277,237 people say that they have no religion.

# central-statistics-office - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie 10 per cent of Irish population living in food poverty Food Poverty

10 per cent of Irish population living in food poverty

Those most at risk are those with low incomes, young families and lone parents, according to research commissioned by the Department of Social Protection.

# central-statistics-office - Friday 12 October, 2012

Trade surplus increases by €1bn – CSO

The seasonally adjusted trade balance for August rose to €4.9 billion – the highest on record.

# central-statistics-office - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Irish take almost 9 million domestic trips in 2011

…and the total expenditure on these trips was €1,822.2 million, the Central Statistics Office reveals.

# central-statistics-office - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Households spend more on housing than food for first time ever

Figures from the CSO also revealed people are spending less on tobacco and alcohol and drinking more at home.

From TheJournal.ie Inflation low but prices high in Ireland Ireland

Inflation low but prices high in Ireland

The Central Statistics Office figures on Ireland’s progress from 2007 – 2011 give an insight into the latest updates on health, employment, divorce and poverty.

# central-statistics-office - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Sharp rise in numbers taking part in back-to-work schemes

More than 57,000 people are now taking part in the various schemes for long-term unemployed.

From TheJournal.ie Births, deaths and marriages all decreased in Q1 of 2012 – CSO In Figures

Births, deaths and marriages all decreased in Q1 of 2012 – CSO

The Central Statistics Office have today released the Vital Statistics First Quarter 2012 report. Here’s what it said.

# central-statistics-office - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Live register figures virtually unchanged in September

Seasonally adjusted figures show 400 people came off the register in September – leaving unemployment at 14.8 per cent.

# central-statistics-office - Friday 28 September, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Crime is falling – but kidnapping and burglaries have risen sharply Crime Stats

Crime is falling – but kidnapping and burglaries have risen sharply

The single biggest drop came in the category of weapons and explosives offences, which fell by more than 15 per cent.

# central-statistics-office - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Residential property prices down in Dublin but up across the country

The CSO’s The Residential Property Price Index recorded an overall rise in August.

# central-statistics-office - Sunday 23 September, 2012

From TheJournal.ie One third of pensioners in one Irish county live on their own – census All Alone

One third of pensioners in one Irish county live on their own – census

This interactive graph based on census data show how isolated people across parts of Ireland are.