European Union Survey of Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), 2003-2019

SN: 0015-01 - 0015-17

Central Statistics Office. (2021). European Union Survey of Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), 2019. [dataset]. Version 1. Irish Social Science Data Archive. SN: 0015-17, URL http://www.ucd.ie/issda/eu-silc

 

Please note: In 2020 AMF was revised to be more in line with the SILC RMF. Variables were renamed in accordance with Eurostats Doc65, which provides methodological guidelines and description of EU-SILC target variables. The target variables within the AMF are data on household and individual income as well as a number of key national poverty indicators, therefore variables identified as being not relevant to SILC were removed from the AMF. Furthermore, additional statistical disclosure controls were also implemented in the revisions so as to adhere to updates of the Legislation, Governance & Data Policies of the CSO. 

 

ABOUT THE STUDY

The Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) in Ireland is a household survey covering a broad range of issues in relation to income and living conditions.  It is the official source of data on household and individual income and also provides a number of key national poverty indicators, such as the ‘at risk of poverty’ rate, the consistent poverty rate and rates of enforced deprivation.

The primary focus of the Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) is the collection of information on the income and living conditions of different types of households in Ireland, in order to derive indicators on poverty, deprivation and social exclusion. It is a voluntary survey of private households. It is carried out under EU legislation (Council Regulation No 1177/2003) and commenced in Ireland in June 2003.

The SILC Anonymised Microdata File (AMF) contains both personal and household level data. Household data is at present duplicated for each member of the household. If performing household level analysis, please be aware of this and subset the data to include a single entry per household (interview_hh = 1).

 

DATA AND DOCUMENTATION

Data (available through ISSDA application process)

  

STUDY NUMBER 

FILE NAME

FILE FORMAT/S

CONTENTS OF FILE

0015-17

0015-17_EU-SILC_2019_v1

CSV

2019 data, new format AMF

0015-16

0015-16_EU-SILC_2018_v2

CSV

2018 data, new format AMF June 2020

0015-15

0015-15_EU-SILC_2017_v2

CSV

2017 data, new format AMF June 2020

0015-14

0015-14_EU-SILC_2016_v3

CSV

2016 data, new format AMF June 2020

0015-13

0015-13_EU-SILC_2015_v4

CSV

2015 data, new format AMF June 2020

0015-12

0015-12_EU-SILC_2014_v4

CSV

2014 data, new format AMF June 2020

0015-11

0015-11_EU-SILC_2013_v5

CSV

2013 data, new format AMF June 2020

0015-10

0015-10_EU-SILC_2012_v4

CSV

2012 data, new format AMF June 2020

0015-09

0015-09_EU-SILC_2011_v3

CSV

2011 data, new format AMF June 2020

0015-08

0015-08_EU-SILC_2010_v3

CSV

2010 data, new format AMF June 2020

0015-07

0015-07_EU-SILC_2009_v2

CSV

2009 data, new format AMF June 2020

0015-06

0015-06_EU-SILC_2008_v2

CSV

2008 data, new format AMF June 2020

0015-05

0015-05_EU-SILC_2007_v2

CSV

2007 data, new format AMF June 2020

0015-04

0015-04_EU-SILC_2006_v3

CSV

2006 data, new format AMF June 2020

0015-03

0015-03_EU-SILC_2005_v3

CSV

2005 data, new format AMF June 2020

0015-02

0015-02_EU-SILC_2004_v3

CSV

2004 data, new format AMF June 2020

0015-01

0015-01_EU-SILC_2003_v2

CSV

2003 data, new format AMF June 2020

 

Documentation (available for download)

 

Codebooks

FILE NAME

FILE FORMAT/S

CONTENTS OF FILE

0015-17_EU-SILC_2019_codebook_v1.1  PDF

2019 EU SILC Codebook

0015-16_EU-SILC_2018_codebook_v1.1

PDF

2018 EU SILC AMF Codebook,

first issued with new format AMF June 2020

0015-16_EU-SILC_2018_background_notes

PDF 2018 SILC Background Notes - CSO

 

Reports

FILE NAME

FILE FORMAT/S

CONTENTS OF FILE

2019 report Link

2019 report

2018 report

Link

2018 report
2017 report Link

2017 report

2016 report

Link

2016 report

2015 report

Link

2015 report

2014 results

Link

2014 report
2013 results

Link

2013 report
0015-10_EU-SILC_2012_report

PDF

2012 report
0015-09_EU-SILC_2011_report

PDF

2011 report

0015-07_EU-SILC_2009_report

PDF

2009 report

0015-06_EU-SILC_2008_report

PDF

2008 report

0015-05_EU-SILC_2007_report

PDF

2007 report

0015-04_EU-SILC_2006_report

PDF

2006 report

0015-03_EU-SILC_2005_report

PDF

2005 report

0015-02_EU-SILC_2004_report

PDF

2004 report

 

 

European Union Survey of Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) Modules

Module 2010 Intra Household Finances

SN: 0016-00

FILE NAME

FILE FORMAT/S

CONTENTS OF FILE

issda_silc2010module

CSV

Module 2010 Intra Household Finances data

 

Documentation:

FILE NAME

FILE FORMAT/S

CONTENTS OF FILE

CODEBOOK module 2010

DOCX

Module 2010 Intra Household Finances codebook

 

 

Module 2011 Intergenerational Poverty

SN: 0017-00

FILE NAME

FILE FORMAT/S

CONTENTS OF FILE

issda_silc2011module

CSV

Module 2011 Intergenerational Poverty data

 

Documentation:

FILE NAME

FILE FORMAT/S

CONTENTS OF FILE

module 2011 codebook v1

DOCX

Module 2011 Intergenerational Poverty codebook

 

 

LINKS

 

ACCESS INFORMATION

Accessing the data

To access the data, please complete a ISSDA Data Request Form for Research Purposes, sign it, and send it to ISSDA by email.

For teaching purposes, please complete the ISSDA Data Request Form for Teaching Purposes, 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 application‌. 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.

Please note that any reference to signature and date in this document can be read as meaning the typed name and date where such an application is forwarded electronically. 
 

‌‌Acknowledgements

Any work based in whole or part on resources provided by the ISSDA, should  acknowledge: “European Union Survey of Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC)" and also ISSDA, in the following way: “Accessed via the Irish Social Science Data Archive - www.ucd.ie/issda”.

Citation requirement

The data and its creators shall be cited in all publications and presentations for which the data have been used. The bibliographic citation may be in the form suggested by the archive or in the form required by the publication.

Bibliographical citation

Central Statistics Office. (2020). European Union Survey of Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), 2018. [dataset]. 1st Edition. Irish Social Science Data Archive. SN: 0015-16, URL http://www.ucd.ie/issda/eu-silc

Notification

The user shall notify the Irish Social Science Data Archive of all publications where she or he has used the data.

If you have any queries you can read our FAQs.

 

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Bibliography

Journal Articles

Collins, M. (2020). Private Pensions and the Gender Distribution of Fiscal Welfare. Social Policy and Society, 19(3), 500-516. doi:10.1017/S1474746420000111

Madden, D. (2010), Ordinal and cardinal measures of health inequality: an empirical comparison. Health Econ., 19: 243–250. doi:10.1002/hec.1472

Madden, D. (2011) Health and income poverty in Ireland, 2003–2006. The Journal of Economic Inequality: Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 23–33 http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1007/s10888-009-9124-5

Madden, D. (2015) Health and Wealth on the Roller-Coaster: Ireland, 2003–2011. Social Indicators Research: Volume 121, Issue 2, pp 387–412. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1007/s11205-014-0644-4

Madden, David. Winners and Losers on the Roller-Coaster: Ireland, 2003-2011. The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 45, No. 3, Autumn, 2014, pp. 405–421. http://www.esr.ie/article/view/187

Morrissey, K and O'Donoghue, C and Farrell, N. (2014) The Local Impact of the Marine Sector in Ireland: A Spatial Microsimulation Analysis. Spatial Economic Analysis, 9 (1). pp. 31-50. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17421772.2013.835439

Murphy, E. C., & Oesch, D. (2018). Is employment polarisation inevitable? Occupational change in Ireland and Switzerland, 1970–2010. Work, employment and society, 32(6), 1099-1117.

Norris, M. and Winston, N. (2012), Home-ownership, housing regimes and income inequalities in Western Europe. International Journal of Social Welfare, 21: 127–138. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2397.2011.00811.x

O'Donoghue, C, Loughery, J and Morrissey, K (2013) Using the EU-SILC to Model the Impact of the Economic Crisis on Inequality. Journal of European Labor Studies, 13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2193-9012-2-23

 

Working Papers/ Reports/ Policy Briefings

Collins, M. (2020). The Hidden Cost of Poverty: Estimating the Public Service Cost of Poverty in Ireland. https://www.svp.ie/news-media/publications/social-justice-publications/the-hidden-cost-of-poverty.aspx

Lydon R., McIndoe-Calder T. (2017) The Great Irish (De)Leveraging 2005-14. Central Bank of Ireland Research Technichal Paper 05/RT/2017. https://centralbank.ie/docs/default-source/publications/research-technical-papers/05rt17---the-great-irish-deleveraging.pdf?sfvrsn=4

Nugent C., (2017) Wages, labour costs and living standards, NERI Research inBrief https://www.nerinstitute.net/research/wages-labour-costs-and-living-standards/

 

Books/ Book Chapters

The Financialisation of Irish Homeownership and the Impact of the Global Financial Crisis' in MacLaran, A. and Kelly, S. (eds) (2014) Neoliberal Urban Policy and the Transformation of the City: Reshaping Dublin. London: Palgrave Macmillan   

 

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