Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Questions (105)

Louise O'Reilly

Question:

105. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Taoiseach the number of self-employed persons here. [25259/20]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is a household survey which provides quarterly statistics on employment and unemployment and is the official source of labour market estimates in the State. The primary classification used for the LFS results is the ILO (International Labour Organisation) labour force classification.

The most recent figures on the number of self-employed persons available from the LFS are for Quarter 2 (Q2) 2020.

The information requested by the Deputy is published on a quarterly basis by the Central Statistics Office in Table 5 of the LFS release.

See link: https://www.cso.ie/en/releasesandpublications/er/lfs/labourforcesurveylfsquarter22020/.

The information can also be extracted from CSO's online database StatBank.

See link: https://statbank.cso.ie/px/pxeirestat/Statire/SelectVarVal/Define.asp?maintable=QLF17&PLanguage=0.

Table 1 below shows the number of self-employed persons aged 15 years and over classified by gender in the State.

Self employed persons aged 15 years and over classified by gender, Q2 2020

-

'000

Male

229.2

Female

79.2

All persons

308.5

Source: Labour Force Survey, Central Statistics Office.

Data may be subject to sampling or other survey errors, which are greater in respect of smaller values or estimates of change.

Data may be subject to future revision.

Reference period: q2=Apr - Jun.