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National Classifications

(NACE Rev.1.1)

Country / Area: Ireland

Classification category: Activity classifications

General information
1 (a)Name of the current national classification (full name in official national languages and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)-
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?-
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.At present the structure is identical to the international standard.

No additional levels have been added to date however, some survey sections are considering adding a fifth level to elaborate on the financial sector.

Classification structure
2 (a)Please describe the structure of the classification: How many levels does the classification have? (Please provide labels, such as “Division”, “Class”) How many categories exist at each level?-
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.-
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Central Statistics Office
3 (b)Is the classification structure identical to the international standard or, if not, how does it differ? (e.g. have additional levels been added to the international standard or have changes been made within the level of the international structure, such as aggregations or additional breakdowns)Tara Galvin
Tel: +353 21 4535093, ext. 5093
email: tara.galvin@cso.ie
3 (c)Please describe deviations from the international standard (in terms of structure, methodology or application rules). Please use examples, if a general statement is not possible.Contact address:
Central Statistics Office
Skehard Road

Tel.: 00 353 21 4535000

Website http://www.cso.ie

Email: webmaster@cso.ie

3 (d)At what level of the international standard can data be reported for international comparison? (Please provide examples of programmes / indicators if reporting takes place at different levels of the classification.)The vast majority of survey sections in the office implemented the classification on January 1st 2002. There are two survey sections, which have not yet implemented NACE Rev 1.1 but are preparing implement in the future.
3 (e)If no links to international classifications exist or no international standard is used, please state if there are plans to use international norms in the future.NACE Rev 1.1. is currently being revised, the new classification is due for implementation on January 1st 2007.
Classification uses
4 (a)Please state for which statistical purposes (surveys etc.) this classification is used and if there are users outside of the Statistical Office. Please indicate at which level the classification is used for data collection and for data publishing.All services statistics, all register statistics, annual production statistics, monthly production, quarterly production and Wholesale Price Index. The Quarterly National Household survey also use NACE Rev1.1 but only at the highest level.
4 (b)Please give the names of institutions that use the classification for non-statistical purposes (as opposed to statistical purposes in question 4(a)). Also indicate the kind of use (e.g. tax offices, social security, customs, enterprise register, employment services, work permits etc.)Data is collected at 4 digit level but aggregates of NACE Rev1.1 are used to protect confidential returns in publications and releases
4 (c)Please indicate if alternative classifications are used by other institutions of the economy. Are these classifications available and useful for the Statistical Office?Data is collected at 4 digit level but aggregates of NACE Rev. 1 are used to protect confidential returns in publications and releases
Implementation / revision status
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)-
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classifications-
5 (f)Please describe the structure of the former classification and indicate the number of items at each level of the classification. (similar to question 2(a))-
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Revenue (tax office) are currently implementing NACE Rev 1.1
Environmental Protection Agency
Company Registration Office
Forfas ( a national policy advisory board for enterprise, trade, science, technology and innovation)
Central Bank of Ireland
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?NACE Rev 1
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?-
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?-
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?-
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)-
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationBalance of Payments and National Accounts survey sections still publish according to the former classification.
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiry-

Source: UN questionnaire, 7/15/2004