Household Budget Survey (HBS)

 

ABOUT THE STUDY

The HBS is a survey of a representative random sample of all private households in the State. Surveys have been carried out periodically in Ireland since 1951.

ISSDA holds data for the 1987, 1994, 1999/2000, 2004/05 and 2009/10 HBS surveys. HBS data is available only for use in bona fide research projects. Those seeking data for consultancy and/or commercial uses should contact the Central Statistics Office directly.

The main purpose of the HBS is to determine in detail the current pattern of household expenditure in order to update the weighting basis of the Consumer Price Index. Detailed information is also collected on all sources of household income and on a range of household facilities.

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ACCESS INFORMATION

Accessing the data

To request HBS data, please download and complete the ISSDA Data Request Form for Research Purposes, and send it to ISSDA by email.

For teaching purposes, please complete the teaching request form, and follow the procedures, as above. This covers sharing of data with students in a classroom situation. Teaching requests are approved on a once-off module/workshop basis. Subsequent occurances of the module/workshop require a new teaching request form. If students will subsequently using data for projects/assignments they must submit their own request form for Research Purposes. Please contact us if you have any queries.

Data will be disseminated on receipt of a fully completed, signed form. Incomplete or unsigned forms will be returned to the data requester for completion.

 

If you have any queries relating to the data please read our FAQs.

 

Bibliography

 

Journal Articles

Callan, T., S. Lyons, S. Scott, R.S.J. Tol and S. Verde, 2009, The Distributional Implications of a Carbon Tax in Ireland, Energy Policy, 37 (2), 407-412. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2008.08.034

Farrell N. and S. Lyons, 2015, Who should pay for renewable energy? Comparing the household impacts of different policy mechanisms in Ireland, Energy Research and Social Science 7, 31-42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2015.02.006

Harold, J., Cullinan, J.  & Lyons, S. (2017): The income elasticity of household energy demand: a quantile regression analysis, Applied Economics, DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2017.1313952

Lyons, S., A. Pentecost and R.S.J. Tol, 2012, Socioeconomic distribution of emissions and resource use in Ireland, Journal of Environmental Management 112, 186-198. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.07.019

Madden D. (2015), THE POVERTY EFFECTS OF A ‘FAT-TAX’ IN IRELAND, Health Econ., 24, 104–121 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hec.3006

Madden, D. (2000), RELATIVE OR ABSOLUTE POVERTY LINES: A NEW APPROACH. Review of Income and Wealth, 46: 181–199. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4991.2000.tb00954.x

Madden, David; Smith, Fiona. 'Poverty in Ireland, 1987-1994: a stochastic dominance approach'. - Economic & Social Review, Vol. 31, No. 3, July, 2000, pp. 187-214, Dublin: Economic & Social Research Institute http://hdl.handle.net/2262/60131

Tol, R.S.J., N. Commins, N. Crilly, S. Lyons and E. Morgenroth, 2009, Towards Regional Environmental Accounts for Ireland, ESRI Working Paper 293. www.esri.ie/publications/towards-regional-environmental-accounts-for-ireland/

 

Working Papers/ Policy Briefings

Callan, T., S. Lyons, S. Scott, R.S.J. Tol and S. Verde, 2008, The Distributional Implications of a Carbon Tax in Ireland, ESRI Working Paper 250. www.esri.ie/publications/the-distributional-implications-of-a-carbon-tax-in-ireland/

Clancy, Daragh, Cussen, Mary & Lydon, Reamonn (2014). Housing market developments and household consumption. Central Bank of Ireland Economic Letter Series. Vol 2014, No. 9 https://centralbank.ie/docs/default-source/publications/economic-letters/economic-letter---vol-2014-no-9.pdf?sfvrsn=10

Curtis, J., Pentecost, A., Lyons, S., Morgenroth, E. and di Cosmo, V., 2013, Towards a Green Net National Product for Ireland, EPA STRIVE Report Series No. 103. www.epa.ie/pubs/reports/research/econ/strivereport103.html

Farrell N. and S. Lyons, 2014, The distributional impact of the Irish public service obligation levy on electricity consumption, MPRA Working Paper No. 53488. https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/53488/

Leahy, E. and S. Lyons, 2009, Energy Use and Appliance Ownership in Ireland, ESRI Working Paper 277. www.esri.ie/publications/energy-use-and-appliance-ownership-in-ireland/

Leahy, E. and S. Lyons, 2010, Household Energy Use and Appliance Ownership in Ireland, Energy Policy 38(8), 4265-4279.

Leahy, E., S. Lyons and R.S.J. Tol, 2010, An Estimate of the Number of Vegetarians in the World, ESRI Working Paper 340. www.esri.ie/publications/an-estimate-of-the-number-of-vegetarians-in-the-world/

Leahy, E., S. Lyons and R.S.J. Tol, 2010, The distributional effects of value added tax in Ireland, ESRI Working Paper 366. www.esri.ie/publications/the-distributional-effects-of-value-added-tax-in-ireland/

Leahy, E., S. Lyons and R.S.J. Tol, 2011, The Distributional Effects of Value Added Tax in Ireland, The Economic and Social Review 42(2), Summer 2011, 213-235.

Leahy, E., S. Lyons, E.L.W. Morgenroth and R.S.J. Tol, 2009, The Spatial Incidence of a Carbon Tax in Ireland, Research Unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University, Working Paper FNU-174. http://econpapers.repec.org/paper/sgcwpaper/174.htm

Lydon, Reamonn (2013). Do households with debt problems spend less? Central Bank of Ireland Economic Letter Series. Vol 2013, No. 2 https://www.centralbank.ie/docs/default-source/publications/economic-letters/economic-letter---vol-2013-no-2.pdf?sfvrsn=8%204.

Lyons, S., A. Pentecost and R.S.J. Tol, 2012, Socioeconomic distribution of emissions and resource use in Ireland, ESRI Working Paper 426. www.esri.ie/publications/socioeconomic-distribution-of-emissions-and-resource-use-in-ireland/

Scott, S., S. Lyons, C. Keane, D. McCarthy and R.S.J. Tol, 2008, Fuel Poverty in Ireland: Extent, Affected Groups and Policy Issues, ESRI Working Paper 262. www.esri.ie/publications/fuel-poverty-in-ireland-extent-affected-groups-and-policy-issues/

Tol, R.S.J., T. Callan, T. Conefrey, J. Fitz Gerald, S. Lyons, L. Malaguzzi Valeri and S. Scott, 2008, A Carbon Tax for Ireland, ESRI Working Paper 246. www.esri.ie/publications/a-carbon-tax-for-ireland/

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