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Census of Population

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 18 May 2021

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Ceisteanna (156)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

156. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach if he will use the opportunity presented by the postponement of the 2021 Census to ensure that the arts are included as a distinct industry separate from recreation and sport for the purpose of statistical analysis on employment in the next census and all future censuses. [26091/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has already published the following statistics relating to the Arts Industry and associated occupations following Census 2016. These tables use NACE (Nomenclature of Economic Activities), the European statistical classification of economic activities and Standard Occupation Coding 2010.

Table 1 - Population Aged 15 Years and Over at Work, Detailed Industrial Group, 2016

State

2016

Creative, arts and entertainment activities

7,698

Table 2 - Population Aged 15 Years and Over at Work, Detailed Occupational Group, 2016

State

2016

Artists

2,814

Authors, writers and translators

2,808

Actors, entertainers and presenters

5,239

Arts officers, producers and directors

3,128

Photographers, audio-visual and broadcasting equipment operators

3,843

CSO will produce similarly detailed statistics on employment within the creative, arts and entertainment activities sector and employment in the listed arts-related occupations arising from Census 2022.

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