Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Questions (106)

Louise O'Reilly


106. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Taoiseach the number of sole-traders here.. [25260/20]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

In the CSO's statistics on Business Demography for 2018, there were 136,712 enterprises classified as Individual Proprietorships, out of a total of 270,344 enterprises. This classification is based on the legal form of the business, as distinct from the number of persons engaged. Businesses classified as Individual Proprietorship had a total of 204,555 persons engaged in 2018.

The above figures relate to the private business economy which comprises the Industry, Construction, Distribution, Financial and Services sectors (NACE Rev 2 codes B to N, excluding code 64.20 “Activities of Holding Companies”) as classified by the CSO.