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Statistics Resources for the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, and Belgium: Ireland

Find here web and print statistics resources on the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales), Ireland, France, and Belgium Last updated 05-22-2023


Central Statistics Office Ireland

The purpose of the Central Statistics Office is "the collection, compilation, extraction and dissemination for statistical purposes of information relating to economic, social and general activities and conditions in the State." The Office exists primarily to meet the needs of Government for quality statistical information which is a vital input to the formation, implementation and monitoring of policy and programmes at national, regional and local levels in a rapidly changing economic and social environment. It also serves the needs of the wider national and international community (i.e. business, EU, international organisations, media, researchers, and the public generally) for impartial and relevant information on social and economic conditions. Particular attention is paid to the specialist needs of business and the research/academic community for more detailed and focused data. For older statistics about Ireland see Statistical Bulletin, Remote Storage, HA 1141 .I7 and the Older, Paper Sources section of this guide.

Census of Ireland Circa 1659 with Essential Materials from the Poll Money Ordinances 1600-1661 Remoted Storage HA 1142 1659a

Counting the People, a Survey of the Irish Censuses, 1813-1911 Consulting Reference HA 1170.3 .C72 2003

Information about the collection of statistical census data in this period and practical advice on using it for research.

Economic and Social Research Institute

ESRI produces peer reviewed research in books, papers, journal articles, presentations, and reports that contribute to understanding economic and social change in the new international context and that informs public policymaking and civil society in Ireland.  They publish Medium Term Review which is in Remote Storage at HC 10 .E335, from 1991-. Key features of the research are its strong empirical base, its policy focus and its coverage of many of the major areas of relevance to current policy issues in Ireland and the European Union.

Irish Historical Statistics Population, 1821-1971 Consulting Reference HA 1146 .I74

Offers statistics on population size, religious denominations of the people, age groups, age and conjugal status, vital statistics (births, marriages, deaths), emigration.  Has a bibliography. 

Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland

Holds a unique place in the study of the Irish economy and Irish society. Since its foundation in the autumn of 1847 the Society has analysed the major changes that have taken place in population, employment, legal and administrative systems and social services No other single source provides such a comprehensive picture of social change over such a long period'. - from "The Spirit of Earnest Inquiry" by Mary E. Daly, 1997.   We have some paper volumes in Remote Storage at HN 384 .S75.