Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS)


A useful indicator of the number of non-Irish nationals aged 15 years and over usually resident in Ireland is the Quarterly National Household Survey. This survey, which is conducted by the Central Statistics Office (www.cso.ie), produces quarterly labour force estimates and survey results are weighted to agree with population estimates broken down by age, sex and religion.

In addition to the labour force estimates, the Quarterly National Household Survey also produces occasional reports on special topics such as e.g. Equality (in 2004 and 2010).
    See this link to the report of the 2014 QNHS on Equality.
    See this link to the report of the 2010 QNHS on Equality.

    See this link to the report of the 2004 QNHS on Equality.


Annual Population and Migration Estimates

Annual population estimates for mid-April are calculated by trending forwards the most recent Census of Population data. The principal source of information for the estimation of the gross annual migration flows is the Quarterly National Household Survey, which also provides the basis for the classification of the flows by sex, age group, origin/destination and nationality. The estimate for mid-April 2015 is available on this page of the CSO website.


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