Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (24)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

24. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Taoiseach the number of male and female-led start-up enterprises over the period 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [31106/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

A breakdown by gender of newly birthed enterprises as requested is not currently available, but work is underway to develop these statistics by the CSO. The most recent period for which data is available is 2017. The number of newly birthed enterprises between 2014 and 2017 is set out in the following table:

2014

2015

2016

2017

Enterprise Births

16,256

18,100

19,249

22,241

Note: The figures are taken from the CSO's annual Business Demography statistics. Births of enterprises due to mergers, takeovers, break-ups, change of activity or restructuring are not included in the figures.