Updates to datasets

14 August 2020

The following datasets are now available:


Healthy Ireland, 2015 - 2018


The annual Healthy Ireland Survey provides an up-to-date picture of the nation’s health along with a robust and credible baseline set of data on a range of health behaviours which have significant impact on individual health outcomes. These data are being used by the Department of Health to inform current and future policy direction and programme development and implementation.

The Survey reports on many lifestyle behaviours such as smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity, active travel, weight management, diet and nutrition, health service utilization patterns, dental health, chronic disease incidence, mental health, sleep patterns, dementia awareness, caring responsibilities and sexual health.


This update includes data from 2016, 2017 & 2018, which compliment data already available from 2015.




Children’s Sport Participation and Physical Activity Study (CSPPA), 2010 & 2018


The Children’s Sport Participation and Physical Activity Study (CSPPA17-18) is a follow up to CSPPA 09-10, and was funded by Sport Ireland, Healthy Ireland and Sport Northern Ireland. Similar to its predecessor, CSPPA17-18 was a multi-centre study, undertaken by the University of Limerick (lead University), Dublin City University, and University College Cork, with the addition of Ulster University for the first time. 


Data from the 2018 study is now available, which compliments the data from 2010 already available from ISSDA.




Irish Sports Monitor (ISM), 2011 - 2017


The Irish Sports Monitor (ISM) is a large scale population-based survey designed to measure physical and social participation in sport and other forms of exercise in Ireland. It provides the most robust measurement of sports participation in all its forms within Ireland. 




This update includes data from 2015 and 2017.


European Union Survey of Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), 2003-2018


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. 


The 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.


This update includes newly published data for 2018, together with revised data from 2004 to 2017.




Labour Force Survey (LFS), 1998 – 2020


The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is a large-scale, nationwide survey of households in Ireland conducted by the Central Statistics Office. It is designed to produce quarterly labour force estimates that include the official measure of employment and unemployment in the state


This update adds Q1 2020 to ISSDA.




If you would like to request access to any of the above datasets please download an application form from our website, complete and email this back to us at issda@ucd.ie.

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