Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (149)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

149. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Taoiseach the number of new enterprises created annually in each of the past four years to date; the numbers in the manufacturing and service sectors; and his plans for the future in this regard. [9444/13]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The information sought by the Deputy is not available for the past four years to date but is available for 2006 – 2010. The latest CSO Business Demography returns for 2010 were released on 22 June 2012 and the tables below provide data on business start ups and active enterprises for the sectors requested.

The terms used by CSO are "enterprise births" which refers to new business start ups (companies and other forms of legal ownership), and "active enterprises", which contains all enterprises which were active at some point during the reference year. Enterprises are defined as active if they pay Vat during the reference year, have employees during the reference year, file a corporation tax return for the reference year or file an income tax return for the reference year with a turnover over €50,000.

The CSO identifies enterprise births by using available economic indicators from administrative data (Revenue Commissioner Trading returns in Corporate, Income, Employment and VAT activity). Data for 2011 is not yet available as it is dependent on the receipt of administrative data which are not filed until 2012 and are not fully available to CSO until later in 2013.

The CSO Business Demography Statistics covers the whole business economy as classified by the standard European classification of economic activity i.e. NACE Rev2 B-N excluding activities of holding companies; K 64.20.

The “Manufacturing Sector” requested by the Deputy refers to Sector C of the NACE Rev 2 classifications. The “Services Sector” requested refers to multiple sectors of the NACE Rev2 classification and only refers to “non-financial market services”. NACE Rev2 sectors included in the “Services Sector” include,

1) Section H: Transportation and Storage

2) Section I: Accommodation and Food Service Activities

3) Section J: Information and Communication

4) Section L: Real Estate Activities

5) Section M: Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities

6) Section N: Administrative and Support Service Activities

Table A below contains data concerning enterprise births for 2006-2010 inclusive.

Table A: Number of Enterprise Births for 2006-2010 inclusive.

Enterprise Births:

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Manufacturing

764

576

540

678

590

Services

7,174

6,275

6,194

7,256

5,944

All Enterprises

16,696

13,461

11,954

13,810

11,237

Table B below contains data concerning active enterprises for 2006 – 2010 inclusive.

Table B: Number of Active Enterprises for 2006 - 2010 inclusive.

Active Enterprises:

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Manufacturing

13,393

13,583

13,697

13,363

12,790

Services

87,697

90,574

93,436

94,379

91,403

All Enterprises

211,950

216,198

216,265

206,575

195,431

The Business Demography 2012 Press Release of 22 June 2012 is available at;

http://www.cso.ie/en/newsandevents/pressreleases/2012pressreleases/pressreleasebusinessdemography2010/