Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Ceisteanna (70)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

70. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Taoiseach the number of self-employed persons by gender here based on the latest national, EUROSTAT and global data; and the corresponding EU rates in tabular form. [44214/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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 available from the LFS for Ireland and from EUROSTAT for the EU28 are for the second quarter (Q2) of 2019. Global estimates are compiled by the ILO on an annual basis only. Thus, for comparability purposes, data provided in the following tables for Ireland and the EU28 refer to the year 2018.

Table 1 shows the number of self-employed persons aged 15 years and over, classified by gender in Ireland and the corresponding EU28 and Global estimates for 2018.

Table 2 shows self-employed persons as a percentage of total employed persons aged 15 years and over, classified by gender in Ireland and the corresponding EU28 and Global estimates for 2018.

Table 1 Self employed persons aged 15 years and over classified by gender in Ireland, EU28 and Global, 2018

Males

'000

Ireland

251

EU 28

22,297

Global

771,425

Females

'000

Ireland

76

EU 28

10,672

Global

356,214

Total

'000

Ireland

327

EU 28

32,969

Global

1,127,639

Source: Labour Force Survey (LFS), Central Statistics Office, Ireland, EUROSTAT and International Labour Organisation (ILO)

Estimates for Ireland and EU28 taken as the average of the estimates for the four quarters of 2018

Global figures are based on estimates by the International Labour Organisation (ILO)

Data may be subject to future revision.

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

Table 2 Self employed persons as a percentage of total persons in employment aged 15 years and over classified by gender in Ireland,  EU 28 and Global, 2018

Males

%

Ireland

20.6

EU 28

17.9

Global

38.2

Females

%

Ireland

7.3

EU 28

10.1

Global

27.8

Total

%

Ireland

14.5

EU 28

14.3

Global

34.1

Source: Labour Force Survey (LFS), Central Statistics Office, Ireland, EUROSTAT and international labour Organisation (ILO)

Estimates for Ireland and EU28 taken as the average of the estimates for the four quarters of 2018

Global figures are based on estimates by the International Labour Organisation (ILO)

Data may be subject to future revision.

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