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CSO statistical release, 14 March 2016, 11am

QNHS Module on Household Environmental Behaviours

Quarter 2 2014

% of row
 Main fuel used to heat homes
Region Natural gasDiesel / gas oilKeroseneLPGElectricityCoalPeatWoodOther
Border1118421215721
Dublin72651131002
Mid-East441327126330
Mid-West212827147751
Midland124381343421
South-East1431301411061
South-West291927169251
Western511451372431
Total351525167731

Owner-occupied households with children are the most environmentally aware

Awarness of Environments Initiatives

Some of the main findings from this CSO report examining the behaviours of households in relation to environmental awareness, waste management, and energy use are:

  • Natural gas was the main fuel used to heat 35% of households. This percentage was highest in Dublin at 72% and lowest in the Western Region at 5%. Peat was the main heating fuel used in 34% of households in the Midland region and in 24% of households in the Western region.
  • 22% of owner-occupied households were fully influenced by the energy efficiency rating when purchasing a large electrical item compared with 12% of rented dwellings.
  • Environmental concerns were the main determinant for 2% of households when buying a car whereas annual fuel costs was the main concern for 28% of households.
  • 2% of households reported that they do not recycle any household waste.
  • 51% of households reduced waste by purchasing only what can be consumed by the sell-by date.
  • The immersion heater was the main method used by 52% of households to heat tap water during summer.
  • 65% of households used electricity as their main fuel for cooking.
  • In the Dublin region, 25% of households used a No junk mail sign compared with 3% of rural households.

Awareness of environmental schemes and initiatives (Table 4)

Tidy Towns was the best known environmental initiative with just over 1.5 million households (90%) familiar with this initiative. Blue Flag was the second best known programme with 75% of households aware of it. The least known scheme was Green Business with 17% of households aware of this initiative.

Households living in apartments were the least likely to be familiar with environmental schemes: 20% were not aware of the various initiatives compared with a national average of 7%.

Persons living alone, aged 65 and over were less likely to be familiar with any of the initiatives (11% of such households) compared with other types of households.

Installation of energy saving products in owner occupied and other non rented households (Table 2) 

63% of owner-occupied households installed energy efficient lighting in the last ten years. Insulation (48%) and efficient glazing (29%) were the next most popular energy efficiency measures for these households.

50% of apartment dwellers had not installed any energy saving products in the last ten years, compared with 18% of the total households surveyed.

Energy Saving productEnergy saving installation
01. Insulation47
02. Thermal solar panels (heat water)3
03. Photo-voltaic solar panels (generate electricity)0
04. Heating controls16
05. Efficient glazing (e.g. double, triple)29
06. Draught proofing19
07. Replaced an open fire with a stove21
08. Energy efficient lighting (e.g. CFL or LED)63
09. High efficiency boiler (e.g. boiler upgrade)19
10. Other Measure taken1
11. Have not installed any energy saving products18

Main determinant when buying a car (Table 3)

28% of households reported that the most important element they considered when buying a car, excluding price, was the annual fuel costs. Annual motor tax was the most important factor for 18% of respondents, other running costs was reported by 14%, and family requirements was reported by 12% - family requirements was selected by 25% of households with two adults and 1-3 children. Environmental concerns was selected by 2% of households.

Influence of Energy Efficiency rating or label (Table 1b)

19% of households said that their last purchase of a large electrical item was fully influenced by the energy efficiency rating compared with 22% reporting that it had no influence. Only 12% of rented dwellings were fully influenced by the energy efficiency rating compared with 22% of owner occupied households.

Just over one-fifth (21%) of all households had not purchased a large electrical item - this rate was 47% for apartments and 42% for rented households.

32% of householders, aged 65 and over who were living alone, reported that the energy efficiency rating had no influence.

Owner-occupiedRented and other
01. Fully influenced2212
02. Influenced decision4224
03. Had no influence2221
04. Have not purchased a large electrical item1442
05. Not answered02

Household’s main method for disposing of non-recyclable household waste (Table 5)

A wheelie bin collection service was used by 80% of households to dispose of non-recyclable household waste. Another 8% of households brought their non-recyclable household waste to a recycling centre and 4% of households shared a bin with another household such as a neighbour, relative or friend - in one-person households, where the person was aged 65 and over, the rate for sharing was 12%. Apartment dwellers were also more likely to share a bin (18% of apartments).

Dublin and the Mid-East had the highest percentage of wheelie bin use at 86%. Rural households made much more use of recycling centres (18% of rural households) compared with 3% of urban households.

Household’s main method for disposing of recyclable household waste (Table 6)

The most popular method of disposing of recyclable waste was through a wheelie bin service with 76% of households using this method. The second most popular method was to bring this waste to a recycling centre (12%). There was a clear urban/rural divide with 24% of rural households bringing the recyclable waste to a recycling centre compared with 6% of urban households. 2% of households did not recycle waste.

Recyclables wheelie bin collection service
Total76
Border61
Dublin84
Mid-East80
Mid-West73
Midland75
South-East72
South-West73
Western73

Measures to reduce waste (Table 10)

The most popular method taken by households to reduce waste was to purchase only what can be consumed by the sell-by date (51% of households chose this method). The next most popular measure was to purchase products with less packaging (35% of households). In the Dublin region, 25% of households used a No junk mail sign compared with only 3% of rural households. 29% of households did not take any specific measures to reduce waste.

Measures to reduce waste Rural areasUrban areas
01. Purchase products with less packaging 3733
02. Avoid disposable products in favour of reusable2724
03. Purchase only what can be consumed
by sell-by-date
5549
04. Control serving/portion sizes for meals 2326
05. Have a No junk mail sign up 315
06. Other 21
07. Don’t do anything specific to reduce waste2929

Main fuel source used to heat homes (Table 12)

Natural gas was the main fuel used to heat 35% of households. These rates were highest for terraced houses (59%) and semi-detached houses (54%). In urban areas, 53% of households used natural gas as their main heating source whereas only 1% used it in rural areas reflecting the availability of the gas distribution network.

43% of households in rural areas used kerosene as their primary heating source. A further 20% used diesel or gas oil. In the Midland region 38% of households used kerosene and 34% used peat.

Electricity was the main heating source in 45% of apartments compared with a national rate of 6% of households. Natural gas was the main heating source used in 44% of apartments.

01. Natural gas02. Diesel / gas oil03. Kerosene04. LPG05. Electricity06. Coal / smokeless coal07. Peat ( sod (turf) / briquettes)08. Other
Apartment4422145102
Bungalow421401210165
Detached house132040116118
Semi-detached house54151812631
Terraced house and other5991315932

Use of additional heating sources (Tables 13a,13b and 13c)

The most popular additional home heating source was an open fire or open fire with a back boiler which was reported by 38% of households. Stoves or ranges were the next most popular option at 24%.

There were sharp differences between rural and urban areas in relation to the use of stoves or ranges: 47% of rural households used them compared with 12% of urban households. 73% of apartments did not use any additional heating sources.

Coal (28% of households), wood logs (23%), and peat (16%) were the most popular fuels used in the open fire for supplementary heating.

Wood logs were used by 29% of rural households as a fuel in their stove or range.

 

Heating tap water (Tables 14a and 14b)

During winter 82% of households used the central heating system to heat their tap water. This contrasts with summer when just 34% used the central heating system. The immersion heater was used by 52% of households in summer to heat tap water compared with only 10% using it in winter. Just 3% of households used solar panels, in conjunction with the central heating system or immersion, to heat water during the summer.

Main fuel used for cooking (Table 15)

65% of households used electricity as their main cooking fuel, 13% used natural gas and 12% used a combination of gas and electricity. The combination of electricity and gas was more prevalent in recently built dwellings with 16% of households constructed since 2001 using this combination.

Rural areas had a higher reliance on LPG for their cooking needs (16%) while urban areas used this source in only 3% of households. Electricity was the main cooking fuel for 82% of apartments.

How often is an electric shower used in the household (Table 14c)

Just under half of all households (49%) used an electric shower every day. This rate was 21% for households with persons living alone aged 65 and over

At national level, 29% of households did not use or have an electric shower. 54% of apartments, and 41% of households with persons living alone aged 65 or over did not use or have an electric shower.

Recognition of energy rating labels (Table 1a)

Respondents were asked whether they recognised either an energy efficiency label for a washing machine or a Building Energy Rating label. Recognition levels were very high with 83% of households responding that they recognised the labels. Recognition was significantly lower in one-person households aged 65 and over (54%). In one-person households aged under 65, recognition was 82% and much closer to the national average. Recognition levels for the labels were 90% for dwellings that were constructed in 2001 or later.

Main method of disposing of food and garden waste (Table 7)

The most popular method of disposing of food and garden waste was through using a brown bin or bringing the waste to a recycling centre (35% of households). The second most popular method was disposing of this waste in another bin (26%) – this proportion was 56% for apartments. The third most popular method of disposing of food and garden waste was feeding it to animals (22%) – this rate varied from 45% of households in rural areas to 10% in urban areas. Rural households were more likely to compost garden waste at home (34%) than urban households (12%).

Household management of food and garden waste:Rural areasUrban areas
01. Compost food waste at home 2511
02. Feed food waste to animals 4510
03. Compost garden waste at home 3412
04. Use a brown bin or bring waste
to a recycling centre
1645
05. Use a collection bin other than a brown bin1830
06. Other method119

Disposing of out-of-date and unwanted household medicines (Table 8a)

The most popular option was to return out-of-date and unwanted medicines to a pharmacy (34% of households). This choice was highest at 51% for households with two adults, with one person aged 65 and over, and no children. 22% of households disposed of out-of-date and unwanted medicines with household waste.

Disposing of small electrical items (Table 8b)

Half of all households brought small electrical and electronic equipment to recycling centres. The rate was higher in rural areas (57%) compared with urban areas (46%). Urban areas were more likely to return goods to the retailer (28%) compared with rural areas (23%).

12% of apartment dwellers disposed of electrical items with household waste compared with a national average of 7%. Owner-occupiers were less likely to dispose of small electrical items with household waste (5%) compared with rented households (11%).

 Small batteries recycling (Tables 9a and 9b)

Almost three-quarters (72%) of households recycled small batteries. Over half of all households (52%) brought them to a shop or recycling centre. Similar proportions of households brought them into work for recycling (10%) or school (8%).

Rented households (36%) and persons living alone, aged 65 and over (41%) were the least likely to recycle small batteries.

36% of nationals from outside the EU 27 (other areas), don't recycle batteries compared to 27% of Irish nationals and 24% of EU 27 (other EU) nationals.

Nationality01. Bring to a shop or a recycling centre02. Bring in to work for recycling03. Children bring into school for recycling04. Other collection point05. Not relevant (Does not recycle batteries/Not answered)
Irish52108428
Other EU55107425
Other areas4289638

Note: Households could select more than one method of battery recycling.

Table 1a: Do you recognise either of these labels?
% of row
 01. Recognised label02. Did not recognise label03. Not answeredWeighted HouseholdsSampled Households
Total831601,688,21513,032
Region     
Border82180187,4281,409
Dublin83161472,0113,490
Mid-East9010.186,8461,312
Mid-West80190138,754985
Midland78220104,979860
South-East87120186,2801,615
South-West81190248,7062,035
Western84160163,2121,326
Urban/Rural     
Rural areas82180586,7114,647
Urban areas841601,101,5048,385
Dwelling type     
Apartment76241156,8441,161
Bungalow80200192,3361,521
Detached house85150546,0054,313
Semi-detached house87130485,6253,693
Terraced house and other80190307,4052,344
Household Composition     
1 adult aged 65+, living alone54450164,7451,235
1 adult aged under 65, living alone82170192,8681,506
1 adult with children8415088,062667
2 adults at least one 65+, no children74260202,0691,550
2 adults both under 65, no children89110277,2892,145
2 adults with 1-3 children9370407,1413,131
3 or more adults, no children84151203,2801,604
Other households with children89110152,7601,194
Construction date     
Before 196075250390,8253,033
1961-198082170321,9302,468
1981-200088120421,5323,277
2001 or later90100431,2963,313
Unknown construction period75241122,632941
Nature of occupancy     
Owner-occupied851501,252,5549,739
Rented and other78211435,6603,293
Nationality     
Ireland841601,529,61911,835
Other EU82181126,125952
Other areas7029132,472245
Household working status     
All adults working full time9270426,9283,268
One adult working and one adult not working88120437,5913,403
One adult or more working part time, all other adults (if any) working90100245,7921,925
All adults not working: Adults aged 65+ and inactive61380260,4871,953
All adults not working : Other78220277,0292,172
Not specified8217140,387311
Table 1b: Thinking about the last time your household purchased a large electrical item how much did the Energy Efficiency rating or label influence your decision?
% of row
 01. Fully influenced decisions02. Influenced decision but also considered other factors03. Had no influence04. Have not purchased a large electrical item05. Not answeredWeighted HouseholdsSampled Households
Total1937222111,688,21513,032
Region       
Border183628171187,4281,409
Dublin193518271472,0113,490
Mid-East214319170186,8461,312
Mid-West16362919.138,754985
Midland173627200104,979860
South-East243919171186,2801,615
South-West163821240248,7062,035
Western223526180163,2121,326
Urban/Rural       
Rural areas213926150586,7114,647
Urban areas1836202511,101,5048,385
Dwelling type       
Apartment122416471156,8441,161
Bungalow203927141192,3361,521
Detached house224221150546,0054,313
Semi-detached house203821210485,6253,693
Terraced house and other163325241307,4052,344
Household Composition       
1 adult aged 65+, living alone122132351164,7451,235
1 adult aged under 65, living alone163324271192,8681,506
1 adult with children16292728088,062667
2 adults at least one 65+, no children183429190202,0691,550
2 adults both under 65, no children203918221277,2892,145
2 adults with 1-3 children224617140407,1413,131
3 or more adults, no children193621231203,2801,604
Other households with children244319141152,7601,194
Construction date       
Before 1960183225241390,8253,033
1961-1980203526180321,9302,468
1981-2000204321161421,5323,277
2001 or later214119190431,2963,313
Unknown construction period92518461122,632941
Nature of occupancy       
Owner-occupied2242221401,252,5549,739
Rented and other122421421435,6603,293
Nationality       
Ireland1938231901,529,61911,835
Other EU192711411126,125952
Other areas10221452232,472245
Household working status       
All adults working full time214418160426,9283,268
One adult working and one adult not working214121170437,5913,403
One adult or more working part time, all other adults (if any) working224219180245,7921,925
All adults not working: Adults aged 65+ and inactive152531291260,4871,953
All adults not working : Other162926281277,0292,172
Not specified14201846140,387311
Table 2: Has your household installed any of the following energy saving products in the last 10 years? 1 See Footnote
% of row
 01. Insulation02. Thermal solar panels (heat water)03. Photo-voltaic solar panels (generate electricity)04. Heating controls05. Efficient glazing (e.g. double, triple)06. Draught proofing07. Replaced an open fire with a stove08. Energy efficient lighting (e.g. CFL or LED)09. High efficiency boiler (e.g. boiler upgrade)10. Other Measure taken11. Have not installed any energy saving products12. Not answeredWeighted Households 2Sampled Households
Total483016291921631911801,252,5549,739
Region000000000000  
Border4640923161856122240145,0871,102
Dublin4320233520959311191311,3682,303
Mid-East39411422231963151230150,7251,052
Mid-West54411624202870152140110,523790
Midland4920112513256810.15181,979676
South-East47511525163068142171144,5181,265
South-West53401732222565191170177,9981,486
Western5550193322356815014.130,3541,065
Urban/Rural000000000000  
Rural areas52611630203265151170525,3814,172
Urban areas45201728191462221191727,1735,567
Dwelling type000000000000  
Apartment10.089101425350.30,855226
Bungalow54401326182963141170175,4031,393
Detached house52611830212967181160504,1723,988
Semi-detached house42101627191363231200353,1542,693
Terraced house and other46101733201257201181188,9701,439
Household Composition000000000000  
1 adult aged 65+, living alone43101027151548121270139,8141,046
1 adult aged under 65, living alone41211525171758152240117,294930
1 adult with children3911101613136215123126,285208
2 adults at least one 65+, no children54301331182459171170192,4011,478
2 adults both under 65, no children47401730192365201181186,8231,472
2 adults with 1-3 children48602227222471222160306,0412,370
3 or more adults, no children48301532202165221151161,7841,277
Other households with children50501930212471221141122,112958
Construction date000000000000  
Before 196048201634222155181211319,4722,490
1961-198058301735202065231130277,5422,133
1981-200045401623182567211170335,2722,623
2001 or later40611823191968142220289,3522,248
Unknown construction period421182714205213122430,916245
Nature of occupancy000000000000  
Owner-occupied483016291921631911801,252,5549,739
Nationality000000000000  
Ireland483016291921631911801,204,6059,363
Other EU435.192617236521217141,807329
Other areas3942152223195512.3126,14347
Household working status000000000000
All adults working full time44412128192167201181322,5792,502
One adult working and one adult not working49401630222468201151354,5352,772
One adult or more working part time, all other adults (if any) working50502028212568221160190,3361,505
All adults not working: Adults aged 65+ and inactive49201128161852141220232,4231,742
All adults not working : Other45211328171858161211141,6681,132
Not specified32..182414195217.26311,01486
1 More than one option allowed
2 Only owner occupied households were asked this question, see background notes for further details
Table 3: Apart from price, what would most influence your decision when buying a car?
% of row
 01. Annual fuel costs02. Annual level of motor tax03. Other running costs (e.g. insurance, servicing, etc.)04. Environmental concerns (e.g. car emissions)05. Resale value06. Family requirements07. Other influences08. Not applicable09. Not answeredWeighted HouseholdsSampled Households
Total281814241251701,688,21513,032
Region           
Border2823171385150187,4281,409
Dublin23161133125251472,0113,490
Mid-East30171713145130186,8461,312
Mid-West26201645134130138,754985
Midland34201024124140104,979860
South-East30181423117160186,2801,615
South-West33141424125160248,7062,035
Western3123123512312.163,2121,326
Urban/Rural           
Rural areas32191524125110586,7114,647
Urban areas261713231152101,101,5048,385
Dwelling type           
Apartment2612123355331156,8441,161
Bungalow32191524105120192,3361,521
Detached house3219142414590546,0054,313
Semi-detached house27211323125150485,6253,693
Terraced house and other23141323104301307,4052,344
Household Composition           
1 adult aged 65+, living alone1710102327480164,7451,235
1 adult aged under 65, living alone2815143528250192,8681,506
1 adult with children2722131110323088,062667
2 adults at least one 65+, no children2916143466210202,0691,550
2 adults both under 65, no children3419173445120277,2892,145
2 adults with 1-3 children3021122325340407,1413,131
3 or more adults, no children2919143585190203,2801,604
Other households with children2719141325380152,7601,194
Construction date           
Before 19602513142495280390,8253,033
1961-198028181334106190321,9302,468
1981-200029201534135110421,5323,277
2001 or later3322132315590431,2963,313
Unknown construction period23151323104291122,632941
Nature of occupancy           
Owner-occupied291914341351301,252,5549,739
Rented and other2517132384291435,6603,293
Nationality           
Ireland281814241251701,529,61911,835
Other EU30191321125171126,125952
Other areas288114214229132,472245
Household working status           
All adults working full time3419143513660426,9283,268
One adult working and one adult not working28201524154110437,5913,403
One adult or more working part time, all other adults (if any) working3321132315480245,7921,925
All adults not working: Adults aged 65+ and inactive2212112347380260,4871,953
All adults not working : Other2318122284320277,0292,172
Not specified231518446523140,387311
Table 4: Which of these environmental initiatives are you familiar with? 1 See footnote
% of row
 01. Green Schools02. Green Homes03. Blue Flags04. Tidy Towns05. Green Business Scheme06. Stopfoodwaste.ie07. None of the above08. Not answeredWeighted HouseholdsSampled Households
Total513675901726701,688,21513,032
Region          
Border55327392112051187,4281,409
Dublin42357587183181472,0113,490
Mid-East63417790232470186,8461,312
Mid-West52387491152470138,754985
Midland52266290131980104,979860
South-East57327992192560186,2801,615
South-West51367588142680248,7062,035
Western5341769320303.163,2121,326
Urban/Rural          
Rural areas59397792182650586,7114,647
Urban areas473474881626711,101,5048,385
Dwelling type          
Apartment322858701522201156,8441,161
Bungalow54347690142260192,3361,521
Detached house59408094203040546,0054,313
Semi-detached house52367691172760485,6253,693
Terraced house and other45337291142561307,4052,344
Household Composition          
1 adult aged 65+, living alone25186386714110164,7451,235
1 adult aged under 65, living alone38347589162481192,8681,506
1 adult with children6433668715258088,062667
2 adults at least one 65+, no children38297892112060202,0691,550
2 adults both under 65, no children46407689222970277,2892,145
2 adults with 1-3 children68427791203350407,1413,131
3 or more adults, no children48357490172761203,2801,604
Other households with children74437992192940152,7601,194
Construction date          
Before 196042327390152470390,8253,033
1961-198046337892152550321,9302,468
1981-200060418093203040421,5323,277
2001 or later59397589182870431,2963,313
Unknown construction period392653751320171122,632941
Nature of occupancy          
Owner-occupied543880931828401,252,5549,739
Rented and other422859791321151435,6603,293
Nationality          
Ireland533778931727401,529,61911,835
Other EU352847631319261126,125952
Other areas3221264681337132,472245
Household working status          
All adults working full time56438192243250426,9283,268
One adult working and one adult not working57387691182850437,5913,403
One adult or more working part time, all other adults (if any) working64427992203250245,7921,925
All adults not working: Adults aged 65+ and inactive2921698881690260,4871,953
All adults not working : Other45296686111990277,0292,172
Not specified39315873172417240,387311
1: More than one option allowed
Table 5: What is your household's main method for disposing of NON-RECYCLABLE household waste (e.g. contaminated food packaging)?
% of row
 01. Wheelie bin collection service02. Pre-paid bag collection service03. Share bin with a neighbour, relative or friend04. Bring it to a recycling centre that accepts it05. Bring it to a Pay-to-Use unit at a petrol station or similar location06. Bring it to work07. Other method08. Not answeredWeighted HouseholdsSampled Households
Total8044801301,688,21513,032
Region          
Border7734110140187,4281,409
Dublin865510021472,0113,490
Mid-East86345011.186,8461,312
Mid-West7435111150138,754985
Midland7615121040104,979860
South-East7844101120186,2801,615
South-West7413171140248,7062,035
Western747410013.163,2121,326
Urban/Rural00000000  
Rural areas6745181150586,7114,647
Urban areas8644300201,101,5048,385
Dwelling type00000000  
Apartment6951820051156,8441,161
Bungalow6945161150192,3361,521
Detached house7434151130546,0054,313
Semi-detached house922130010485,6253,693
Terraced house and other847330121307,4052,344
Household Composition00000000  
1 adult aged 65+, living alone6751291070164,7451,235
1 adult aged under 65, living alone6769111160192,8681,506
1 adult with children87343102088,062667
2 adults at least one 65+, no children7744111030202,0691,550
2 adults both under 65, no children794581120277,2892,145
2 adults with 1-3 children882260010407,1413,131
3 or more adults, no children8231100020203,2801,604
Other households with children863181010152,7601,194
Construction date00000000  
Before 19606976120150390,8253,033
1961-1980842381020321,9302,468
1981-2000833280020421,5323,277
2001 or later832560120431,2963,313
Unknown construction period765671041122,632941
Nature of occupancy00000000  
Owner-occupied80331011301,252,5549,739
Rented and other785850031435,6603,293
Nationality00000000  
Ireland8034801301,529,61911,835
Other EU755691131126,125952
Other areas73676016132,472245
Household working status00000000  
All adults working full time803580120426,9283,268
One adult working and one adult not working8332100020437,5913,403
One adult or more working part time, all other adults (if any) working833381020245,7921,925
All adults not working: Adults aged 65+ and inactive724991051260,4871,953
All adults not working : Other794581.40277,0292,172
Not specified80773101140,387311
Table 6: What is your household's main method for disposing of RECYCLABLE household waste (e.g. paper and cardboard packaging)?
% of row
 01. Recyclables wheelie bin collection service02. Recyclables pre-paid bag collection service03. Share recyclables bin with a neighbour04. Bring it to a recycling centre05. Bring it to work 06. Do not recycle07. Other method08. Not answeredWeighted HouseholdsSampled Households
Total76341202201,688,21513,032
Region          
Border6124231650187,4281,409
Dublin844520221472,0113,490
Mid-East802412111.186,8461,312
Mid-West7325151030138,754985
Midland7514140130104,979860
South-East7276121020186,2801,615
South-West7312190120248,7062,035
Western736414102.163,2121,326
Urban/Rural          
Rural areas6245241230586,7114,647
Urban areas8334602201,101,5048,385
Dwelling type          
Apartment6241640761156,8441,161
Bungalow6535201230192,3361,521
Detached house6934211120546,0054,313
Semi-detached house882250110485,6253,693
Terraced house and other816361121307,4052,344
Household Composition          
1 adult aged 65+, living alone64410120360164,7451,235
1 adult aged under 65, living alone6158161350192,8681,506
1 adult with children80247042088,062667
2 adults at least one 65+, no children7344150130202,0691,550
2 adults both under 65, no children7545121120277,2892,145
2 adults with 1-3 children842290110407,1413,131
3 or more adults, no children7942120120203,2801,604
Other households with children8231121110152,7601,194
Construction date          
Before 19606756150230390,8253,033
1961-19808022120120321,9302,468
1981-20007942121110421,5323,277
2001 or later7825101120431,2963,313
Unknown construction period7256100341122,632941
Nature of occupancy          
Owner-occupied77331401201,252,5549,739
Rented and other725780331435,6603,293
Nationality          
Ireland76341202201,529,61911,835
Other EU7255121231126,125952
Other areas66887136132,472245
Household working status          
All adults working full time7735111120426,9283,268
One adult working and one adult not working7932130110437,5913,403
One adult or more working part time, all other adults (if any) working7933120120245,7921,925
All adults not working: Adults aged 65+ and inactive694812.240260,4871,953
All adults not working : Other7145130330277,0292,172
Not specified75666031140,387311
Table 7: How does your household usually manage food and garden waste? 1 See footnote
% of row
 01. Compost food waste at home02. Feed food waste to animals03. Compost garden waste at home04. Use a brown bin or bring waste to a recycling centre that accepts it05. Use a collection bin other than a brown bin06. Other method07. Not answeredWeighted HouseholdsSampled Households
Total16221935261001,688,21513,032
Region         
Border183028143214.187,4281,409
Dublin747542991472,0113,490
Mid-East131820303511.186,8461,312
Mid-West212923421580138,754985
Midland174227182490104,979860
South-East222925322090186,2801,615
South-West203021282690248,7062,035
Western19342931209.163,2121,326
Urban/Rural         
Rural areas2545341618110586,7114,647
Urban areas1110124530901,101,5048,385
Dwelling type         
Apartment3222056181156,8441,161
Bungalow234135211810.192,3361,521
Detached house243832241990546,0054,313
Semi-detached house111012522570485,6253,693
Terraced house and other101194528100307,4052,344
Household Composition         
1 adult aged 65+, living alone1224153122150164,7451,235
1 adult aged under 65, living alone1319152930150192,8681,506
1 adult with children9159363411088,062667
2 adults at least one 65+, no children212925351970202,0691,550
2 adults both under 65, no children151919333090277,2892,145
2 adults with 1-3 children162120372880407,1413,131
3 or more adults, no children172221392470203,2801,604
Other households with children172823382470152,7601,194
Construction date         
Before 19601728193320100390,8253,033
1961-1980152021432370321,9302,468
1981-2000162222372680421,5323,277
2001 or later1519183132120431,2963,313
Unknown construction period1117113033130122,632941
Nature of occupancy         
Owner-occupied1826233622801,252,5549,739
Rented and other81283237130435,6603,293
Nationality         
Ireland1623203525901,529,61911,835
Other EU1414143431120126,125952
Other areas1239313817132,472245
Household working status         
All adults working full time141918362990426,9283,268
One adult working and one adult not working172522372380437,5913,403
One adult or more working part time, all other adults (if any) working192322342790245,7921,925
All adults not working: Adults aged 65+ and inactive1624193421120260,4871,953
All adults not working : Other1322173327110277,0292,172
Not specified9106333714240,387311
1 More than one option allowed
Table 8a: What is your household's main method for disposing of out-of-date and unwanted household medicines?
% of row
 01. Put them in with household waste02. Bring to a recycling centre that accepts them03. Bring to a pharmacy04. Stored at home pending disposal05. Other disposal method06. Not applicable07. Not answeredWeighted HouseholdsSampled Households
Total22434542911,688,21513,032
Region         
Border2742485311187,4281,409
Dublin2523554281472,0113,490
Mid-East2063644290186,8461,312
Mid-West2333865261138,754985
Midland1532954422104,979860
South-East1763654320186,2801,615
South-West1874073241248,7062,035
Western2453444290163,2121,326
Urban/Rural         
Rural areas1763364330586,7114,647
Urban areas25335542711,101,5048,385
Dwelling type         
Apartment3032242381156,8441,161
Bungalow1753575311192,3361,521
Detached house1863764290546,0054,313
Semi-detached house2533454281485,6253,693
Terraced house and other2433754261307,4052,344
Household Composition         
1 adult aged 65+, living alone1124965261164,7451,235
1 adult aged under 65, living alone1932753421192,8681,506
1 adult with children383245426088,062667
2 adults at least one 65+, no children1155155221202,0691,550
2 adults both under 65, no children2243053361277,2892,145
2 adults with 1-3 children3252764270407,1413,131
3 or more adults, no children1753955281203,2801,604
Other households with children2653355251152,7601,194
Construction date         
Before 19601743964291390,8253,033
1961-19801844255251321,9302,468
1981-20002253564280421,5323,277
2001 or later2952643320431,2963,313
Unknown construction period2442654371122,632941
Nature of occupancy         
Owner-occupied20438642811,252,5549,739
Rented and other2932443341435,6603,293
Nationality         
Ireland22435542911,529,61911,835
Other EU2542941351126,125952
Other areas257205240232,472245
Household working status         
All adults working full time2642563361426,9283,268
One adult working and one adult not working2253655261437,5913,403
One adult or more working part time, all other adults (if any) working2653054290245,7921,925
All adults not working: Adults aged 65+ and inactive1035265231260,4871,953
All adults not working : Other2233754281277,0292,172
Not specified303254135240,387311
Table 8b: What is your household's main method for disposing of small electrical and electronic equipment such as hair-dryers, toasters, kettles and calculators?
% of row
 01. Bring them back to retailer02. Put them in with household waste03. Bring to a recycling centre that accepts them04. Reuse e.g. give it to family member or friend05. Stored at home pending disposal06. Other method07. Not applicable08. Not answeredWeighted HouseholdsSampled Households
Total27750262711,688,21513,032
Region          
Border2165328281187,4281,409
Dublin3573926381472,0113,490
Mid-East2675535130186,8461,312
Mid-West1666506340138,754985
Midland17850192131104,979860
South-East3874215160186,2801,615
South-West2275515270248,7062,035
Western1956215260163,2121,326
Urban/Rural00000000  
Rural areas2355716260586,7114,647
Urban areas28846262811,101,5048,385
Dwelling type00000000  
Apartment241232444191156,8441,161
Bungalow2255815250192,3361,521
Detached house2455815150546,0054,313
Semi-detached house3074816260485,6253,693
Terraced house and other2984228371307,4052,344
Household Composition00000000  
1 adult aged 65+, living alone285373105130164,7451,235
1 adult aged under 65, living alone25746273110192,8681,506
1 adult with children24124127310088,062667
2 adults at least one 65+, no children3245215141202,0691,550
2 adults both under 65, no children2765125281277,2892,145
2 adults with 1-3 children2485426250407,1413,131
3 or more adults, no children2865116161203,2801,604
Other households with children2685514140152,7601,194
Construction date00000000  
Before 19602864628381390,8253,033
1961-19803145116241321,9302,468
1981-20002765514250421,5323,277
2001 or later2485126270431,2963,313
Unknown construction period201038283171122,632941
Nature of occupancy00000000  
Owner-occupied28554152401,252,5549,739
Rented and other221139373151435,6603,293
Nationality00000000  
Ireland27651162601,529,61911,835
Other EU221041344151126,125952
Other areas1683565227232,472245
Household working status00000000  
All adults working full time2765115270426,9283268
One adult working and one adult not working2765415240437,5913403
One adult or more working part time, all other adults (if any) working2565516250245,7921,925
All adults not working: Adults aged 65+ and inactive3044329391260,4871,953
All adults not working : Other251044272101277,0292,172
Not specified20103935318240,387311
Table 8c: What is your household's main method for disposing of non-cooking waste oils (e.g. car or lawnmower oil)?
% of row
 01. Put them in with household waste02. Bring to a recycling centre that accepts them03. Dispose of in a skip04. Stored at home pending disposal05. Other method06. Not relevant07. Not answeredWeighted HouseholdsSampled Households
Total3121447511,688,21513,032
Region         
Border510377671187,4281,409
Dublin28111861472,0113,490
Mid-East417252710186,8461,312
Mid-West417164661138,754985
Midland27025832104,979860
South-East58165750186,2801,615
South-West318243681248,7062,035
Western315136711163,2121,326
Urban/Rural         
Rural areas316277651586,7114,647
Urban areas4101228111,101,5048,385
Dwelling type         
Apartment35111891156,8441,161
Bungalow417265651192,3361,521
Detached house216266671546,0054,313
Semi-detached house310132801485,6253,693
Terraced house and other48121831307,4052,344
Household Composition         
1 adult aged 65+, living alone25122870164,7451,235
1 adult aged under 65, living alone38143810192,8681,506
1 adult with children5511285088,062667
2 adults at least one 65+, no children315144721202,0691,550
2 adults both under 65, no children313143761277,2892,145
2 adults with 1-3 children414144721407,1413,131
3 or more adults, no children315154701203,2801,604
Other households with children414255691152,7601,194
Construction date         
Before 1960311154751390,8253,033
1961-1980313143751321,9302,468
1981-2000314154721421,5323,277
2001 or later412134761431,2963,313
Unknown construction period45133831122,632941
Nature of occupancy         
Owner-occupied3141447311,252,5549,739
Rented and other56122831435,6603,293
Nationality         
Ireland3121447511,529,61911,835
Other EU312123791126,125952
Other areas3721383232,472245
Household working status         
All adults working full time313134761426,9283,268
One adult working and one adult not working415155701437,5913,403
One adult or more working part time, all other adults (if any) working414144721245,7921,925
All adults not working: Adults aged 65+ and inactive28123821260,4871,953
All adults not working : Other59143781277,0292,172
Not specified3715280240,387311
Table 8d: What is your household's main method for disposing of household and garden chemical wastes (e.g. bleaches pesticides/herbicides and wood stains/varnishes)?
% of row
 01. Put them in with household waste02. Bring to a recycling centre that accepts them03. Dispose of in a skip04. Stored at home pending disposal05. Other method06. Not relevant07. Not answeredWeighted HouseholdsSampled Households
Total7202925911,688,21513,032
Region         
Border12204113490187,4281,409
Dublin415181701472,0113,490
Mid-East6243101550186,8461,312
Mid-West9241112531138,754985
Midland819262621104,979860
South-East11182162511186,2801,615
South-West726392531248,7062,035
Western725162590163,2121,326
Urban/Rural         
Rural areas9272113470586,7114,647
Urban areas6172816511,101,5048,385
Dwelling type         
Apartment33131881156,8441,161
Bungalow10272132441192,3361,521
Detached house7283113490546,0054,313
Semi-detached house818291610485,6253,693
Terraced house and other715182671307,4052,344
Household Composition         
1 adult aged 65+, living alone413273701164,7451,235
1 adult aged under 65, living alone614182680192,8681,506
1 adult with children91026272088,062667
2 adults at least one 65+, no children6272102521202,0691,550
2 adults both under 65, no children821282591277,2892,145
2 adults with 1-3 children9222112530407,1413,131
3 or more adults, no children6232112551203,2801,604
Other households with children8243102531152,7601,194
Construction date         
Before 1960620293601390,8253,033
1961-19806242111561321,9302,468
1981-20008232102540421,5323,277
2001 or later919291590431,2963,313
Unknown construction period610151761122,632941
Nature of occupancy         
Owner-occupied72521125211,252,5549,739
Rented and other78151761435,6603,293
Nationality         
Ireland82121025711,529,61911,835
Other EU515152711126,125952
Other areas21115078232,472245
Household working status         
All adults working full time7202102581426,9283,268
One adult working and one adult not working8243112531437,5913,403
One adult or more working part time, all other adults (if any) working724292550245,7921,925
All adults not working: Adults aged 65+ and inactive518282641260,4871,953
All adults not working : Other816182641277,0292,172
Not specified101026169240,387311
Table 9a: Does your household recycle small batteries?
% of row
 01. Recycles small batteries02. Does not recycle small batteries03. Not answeredWeighted HouseholdsSampled Households
Total722711,688,21513,032
Region     
Border65340187,4281,409
Dublin71281472,0113,490
Mid-East75251186,8461,312
Mid-West71290138,754985
Midland73261104,979860
South-East77230186,2801,615
South-West73270248,7062,035
Western75250163,2121,326
Urban/Rural     
Rural areas75250586,7114,647
Urban areas712911,101,5048,385
Dwelling type     
Apartment61381156,8441,161
Bungalow73260192,3361,521
Detached house77230546,0054,313
Semi-detached house72270485,6253,693
Terraced house and other68321307,4052,344
Household Composition     
1 adult aged 65+, living alone59410164,7451,235
1 adult aged under 65, living alone64350192,8681,506
1 adult with children6534088,062667
2 adults at least one 65+, no children72280202,0691,550
2 adults both under 65, no children73271277,2892,145
2 adults with 1-3 children78210407,1413,131
3 or more adults, no children74251203,2801,604
Other households with children80200152,7601,194
Construction date     
Before 196069301390,8253,033
1961-198073261321,9302,468
1981-200076230421,5323,277
2001 or later73270431,2963,313
Unknown construction period62371122,632941
Nature of occupancy     
Owner-occupied752401,252,5549,739
Rented and other63361435,6603,293
Nationality     
Ireland722701,529,61911,835
Other EU75241126,125952
Other areas6236232,472245
Household working status     
All adults working full time75251426,9283,268
One adult working and one adult not working77230437,5913,403
One adult or more working part time, all other adults (if any) working79210245,7921,925
All adults not working: Adults aged 65+ and inactive64361260,4871,953
All adults not working : Other64351277,0292,172
Not specified5939240,387311
Table 9b: How does your household recycle small batteries? 1 See footnote
% of row
 01. Bring to a shop or recycling centre02. Bring in to work for recycling03. Children bring into school for recycling04. Other collection point05. Not relevant (Does not recycle small batteries)Weighted HouseholdsSampled Households
Total521084281,688,21513,032
Region       
Border46810335187,4281,409
Dublin49147429472,0113,490
Mid-East481213325186,8461,312
Mid-West441213429138,754985
Midland5667427104,979860
South-East56813523186,2801,615
South-West5884327248,7062,035
Western6273425163,2121,326
Urban/Rural       
Rural areas54810425586,7114,647
Urban areas511174291,101,5048,385
Dwelling type       
Apartment40144539156,8441,161
Bungalow53108427192,3361,521
Detached house57710423546,0054,313
Semi-detached house501110328485,6253,693
Terraced house and other50105432307,4052,344
Household Composition       
1 adult aged 65+, living alone5032641164,7451,235
1 adult aged under 65, living alone48131436192,8681,506
1 adult with children3941943588,062667
2 adults at least one 65+, no children6242428202,0691,550
2 adults both under 65, no children52152427277,2892,145
2 adults with 1-3 children491218322407,1413,131
3 or more adults, no children59103426203,2801,604
Other households with children52919320152,7601,194
Construction date       
Before 19605385531390,8253,033
1961-19805795427321,9302,468
1981-2000541110424421,5323,277
2001 or later471212327431,2963,313
Unknown construction period4497338122,632941
Nature of occupancy       
Owner-occupied551094251,252,5549,739
Rented and other43107437435,6603,293
Nationality       
Ireland521084281,529,61911,835
Other EU55107425126,125952
Other areas428963832,472245
Household working status       
All adults working full time46199325426,9283,268
One adult working and one adult not working57810423437,5913,403
One adult or more working part time, all other adults (if any) working531211421245,7921,925
All adults not working: Adults aged 65+ and inactive5532536260,4871,953
All adults not working : Other5128436277,0292,172
Not specified4012444140,387311
1 More than one option allowed
Table 9c: What is the main reason your household doesn't recycle small batteries?
% of row
 01. Didn't know they could be recycled02. Don't know where/how to recycle them03. Recycling small batteries is not a priority for me04. Always use rechargeable batteries05. Forget to bring them for recycling06. Other reason07. Not relevant (Household recycles batteries)Weighted HouseholdsSampled Households
Total635256731,688,21513,032
Region         
Border74629766187,4281,409
Dublin53526772472,0113,490
Mid-East72625375186,8461,312
Mid-West44815671138,754985
Midland64317574104,979860
South-East63333477186,2801,615
South-West74613573248,7062,035
Western54424675163,2121,326
Urban/Rural         
Rural areas54425575586,7114,647
Urban areas636266711,101,5048,385
Dwelling type         
Apartment856261162156,8441,161
Bungalow65426474192,3361,521
Detached house53425477546,0054,313
Semi-detached house63526573485,6253,693
Terraced house and other64826768307,4052,344
Household Composition         
1 adult aged 65+, living alone976151359164,7451,235
1 adult aged under 65, living alone74726865192,8681,506
1 adult with children9372666688,062667
2 adults at least one 65+, no children64515672202,0691,550
2 adults both under 65, no children63525573277,2892,145
2 adults with 1-3 children43425379407,1413,131
3 or more adults, no children63525575203,2801,604
Other households with children31425480152,7601,194
Construction date         
Before 196064616770390,8253,033
1961-198063515574321,9302,468
1981-200053325577421,5323,277
2001 or later63536573431,2963,313
Unknown construction period85735963122,632941
Nature of occupancy         
Owner-occupied534255761,252,5549,739
Rented and other84726864435,6603,293
Nationality         
Ireland635256731,529,61911,835
Other EU63425576126,125952
Other areas104344116432,472245
Household working status         
All adults working full time53426575426,9283,268
One adult working and one adult not working53425477437,5913,403
One adult or more working part time, all other adults (if any) working52415479245,7921,925
All adults not working: Adults aged 65+ and inactive866151064260,4871,953
All adults not working : Other84826765277,0292,172
Not specified10574686140,387311
Table 10: Does your household do any of the following to reduce waste? 1 See footnote
% of row
 01. Purchase products with less packaging02. Avoid disposable products in favour of reusable03. Purchase only what can be consumed by sell-by-date04. Control serving/portion sizes for meals05. Have a No junk mail sign up06. Other method07. Don’t do anything specific to reduce wasteWeighted HouseholdsSampled Households
Total35255125111291,688,21513,032
Region         
Border422647193134187,4281,409
Dublin3326502825128472,0113,490
Mid-East302649269133186,8461,312
Mid-West393046287233138,754985
Midland351848196129104,979860
South-East221854246333186,2801,615
South-West382651236126248,7062,035
Western413062254122163,2121,326
Urban/Rural         
Rural areas372755233229586,7114,647
Urban areas33244926151291,101,5048,385
Dwelling type         
Apartment312043269137156,8441,161
Bungalow372351264232192,3361,521
Detached house393057254126546,0054,313
Semi-detached house3325492516130485,6253,693
Terraced house and other3022472421130307,4052,344
Household Composition         
1 adult aged 65+, living alone2517462113135164,7451,235
1 adult aged under 65, living alone3324502411133192,8681,506
1 adult with children352144231203488,062667
2 adults at least one 65+, no children3122552511129202,0691,550
2 adults both under 65, no children3727512512129277,2892,145
2 adults with 1-3 children3930522910125407,1413,131
3 or more adults, no children3425502112130203,2801,604
Other households with children372650259229152,7601,194
Construction date         
Before 19603325512514130390,8253,033
1961-19803324522416128321,9302,468
1981-20003728532510128421,5323,277
2001 or later372549257130431,2963,313
Unknown construction period292043236139122,632941
Nature of occupancy         
Owner-occupied36275425121271,252,5549,739
Rented and other3020422310137435,6603,293
Nationality         
Ireland35265225111291,529,61911,835
Other EU352542247135126,125952
Other areas32203827913632,472245
Household working status         
All adults working full time3728522711128426,9283,268
One adult working and one adult not working3627522411128437,5913,403
One adult or more working part time, all other adults (if any) working4031542811125245,7921,925
All adults not working: Adults aged 65+ and inactive2718502312132260,4871,953
All adults not working : Other3120462212135277,0292,172
Not specified36244123823540,387311
1 More than one option allowed
Table 11: Has a Building Energy Rating (BER) audit ever been conducted for your dwelling?
% of row
 01. BER has been conducted02. BER has not been conducted03. OtherWeighted HouseholdsSampled Households
Total158141,688,21513,032
Region     
Border13825187,4281,409
Dublin13843472,0113,490
Mid-East14841186,8461,312
Mid-West18793138,754985
Midland12862104,979860
South-East17758186,2801,615
South-West14815248,7062,035
Western19774163,2121,326
Urban/Rural     
Rural areas15823586,7114,647
Urban areas158151,101,5048,385
Dwelling type     
Apartment127810156,8441,161
Bungalow15822192,3361,521
Detached house17802546,0054,313
Semi-detached house15814485,6253,693
Terraced house and other12844307,4052,344
Household Composition     
1 adult aged 65+, living alone9883164,7451,235
1 adult aged under 65, living alone15796192,8681,506
1 adult with children1478888,062667
2 adults at least one 65+, no children14851202,0691,550
2 adults both under 65, no children16795277,2892,145
2 adults with 1-3 children18784407,1413,131
3 or more adults, no children12835203,2801,604
Other households with children14833152,7601,194
Construction date     
Before 196010872390,8253,033
1961-198015832321,9302,468
1981-200016804421,5323,277
2001 or later19765431,2963,313
Unknown construction period77815122,632941
Nature of occupancy     
Owner-occupied168221,252,5549,739
Rented and other107811435,6603,293
Nationality     
Ireland158131,529,61911,835
Other EU118010126,125952
Other areas10761532,472245
Household working status     
All adults working full time19765426,9283,268
One adult working and one adult not working14823437,5913,403
One adult or more working part time, all other adults (if any) working15823245,7921,925
 All adults not working: Adults aged 65+ and inactive12862260,4871,953
All adults not working : Other11836277,0292,172
Not specified12751340,387311
Table 12: What is the main fuel or energy source used to heat your home?
 % of row
 01. Natural gas02. Diesel / gas oil03. Kerosene04. LPG05. Electricity06. Coal / smokeless coal07. Peat ( sod (turf) / briquettes)08. Wood pellets or wood chips09. Wood logs10. Heat pump11. District heating12. Other heating method13. None14. Not answeredWeighted HouseholdsSampled Households
Total351525167702000001,688,21513,032
Region                
Border11184212157020.0.0187,4281,409
Dublin7265113100001001472,0113,490
Mid-East4413271263120.00.186,8461,312
Mid-West2128271477040.100138,754985
Midland1243813434021.0.0104,979860
South-East14313014110161.000186,2801,615
South-West2919271692140.100248,7062,035
Western5114513724120.00.163,2121,326
Urban/Rural                
Rural areas12043121015161.000586,7114,647
Urban areas531216195201000011,101,5048,385
Dwelling type                
Apartment442214510.0.1001156,8441,161
Bungalow42140121016140.0.0192,3361,521
Detached house13204011611151.100546,0054,313
Semi-detached house541518126301.0000485,6253,693
Terraced house and other599131593010.001307,4052,344
Household Composition                
1 adult aged 65+, living alone251826188902.0000164,7451,235
1 adult aged under 65, living alone341320213860300001192,8681,506
1 adult with children47121717104010..0088,062667
2 adults at least one 65+, no children241834137903000.0202,0691,550
2 adults both under 65, no children371423110650300100277,2892,145
2 adults with 1-3 children41142614551200000407,1413,131
3 or more adults, no children331725166703000.1203,2801,604
Other households with children371426137712100.0152,7601,194
Construction date                
Before 196035132316790400000390,8253,033
1961-1980341830137602..000321,9302,468
1981-2000331727158702000.0421,5323,277
2001 or later40132419541211100431,2963,313
Unknown construction period30171911685020..01122,632941
Nature of occupancy                
Owner-occupied331729136813000001,252,5549,739
Rented and other421014117930101001435,6603,293
Nationality                
Ireland351526157702000001,529,61911,835
Other EU391319117520300001126,125952
Other areas468922920.2.1..232,472245
Household working status                
All adults working full time411424183402100.0426,9283,268
One adult working and one adult not working34162714771300000437,5913,403
One adult or more working part time, all other adults (if any) working38142715571200000245,7921,925
All adults not working: Adults aged 65+ and inactive25183016890200000260,4871,953
All adults not working : Other331320181370200001277,0292,172
Not specified36141522344.0.0..240,387311
Table 13a: Is any additional heating used to heat your home? 1 See footnote
% of row
 01. Open fire02. Open fire with back boiler03. Stove or range04. Stove or range with back boiler05. Portable room heaters (e.g. Superser)06. Decorative effect fires07. Electric storage heaters08. Plug in electric room heaters09. Electric underfloor heating (e.g. in a bathroom or conservatory)10. Other type of additional heating11. None12. Not answeredWeighted HouseholdsSampled Households
Total3261592328142701,688,21513,032
Region              
Border34111413122608170187,4281,409
Dublin222522541011521472,0113,490
Mid-East386168111303290186,8461,312
Mid-West32821143521003190138,754985
Midland32320121116012180104,979860
South-East419249233513140186,2801,615
South-West409208152913160248,7062,035
Western2962321122708140163,2121,326
Urban/Rural              
Rural areas338281912261780586,7114,647
Urban areas325932438023811,101,5048,385
Dwelling type              
Apartment4110229711731156,8441,161
Bungalow32102317232709100192,3361,521
Detached house3572716132716110546,0054,313
Semi-detached house38594251802330485,6253,693
Terraced house and other32674252803371307,4052,344
Household Composition              
1 adult aged 65+, living alone2761393651804220164,7451,235
1 adult aged under 65, living alone276126134803371192,8681,506
1 adult with children3777423270335088,062667
2 adults at least one 65+, no children31819143531104180202,0691,550
2 adults both under 65, no children305159133514321277,2892,145
2 adults with 1-3 children375188131514270407,1413,131
3 or more adults, no children316169242705281203,2801,604
Other households with children3671611132415230152,7601,194
Construction date              
Before 196031617112331104241390,8253,033
1961-19803181592521004251321,9302,468
1981-20003371610142606240421,5323,277
2001 or later353166132414320431,2963,313
Unknown construction period256762348.5411122,632941
Nature of occupancy              
Owner-occupied33619112428152201,252,5549,739
Rented and other29653124812431435,6603,293
Nationality              
Ireland3361692428142601,529,61911,835
Other EU275105124702421126,125952
Other areas1515212461162232,472245
Household working status              
 All adults working full time334167132614320426,9283,268
 One adult working and one adult not working3361711142614250437,5913,403
 One adult or more working part time, all other adults (if any) working355198132505250245,7921,925
 All adults not working: Adults aged 65+ and inactive28615103641505211260,4871,953
 All adults not working : Other329108223804301277,0292,172
 Not specified2248313460150240,387311
1 More than one option allowed
Table 13b: What fuels do you use in the open fire? 1See footnote
% of row
 01. Wood logs02. Coal/ smokeless coal03. Peat (sod(turf)/ briquettes)04. Other fuels05. Not ApplicableWeighted HouseholdsSampled Households
Total2328161621,688,21513,032
Region       
Border273717155187,4281,409
Dublin151612076472,0113,490
Mid-East282921157186,8461,312
Mid-West282917161138,754985
Midland101323165104,979860
South-East374312151186,2801,615
South-West324310151248,7062,035
Western131725065163,2121,326
Urban/Rural       
Rural areas272718159586,7114,647
Urban areas2128151641,101,5048,385
Dwelling type       
Apartment332095156,8441,161
Bungalow262817158192,3361,521
Detached house282918159546,0054,313
Semi-detached house243218157485,6253,693
Terraced house and other213014162307,4052,344
Household Composition       
1 adult aged 65+, living alone182415168164,7451,235
1 adult aged under 65, living alone202414167192,8681,506
1 adult with children25361415788,062667
2 adults at least one 65+, no children242716162202,0691,550
2 adults both under 65, no children222415065277,2892,145
2 adults with 1-3 children263017159407,1413,131
3 or more adults, no children232815163203,2801,604
Other households with children263218157152,7601,194
Construction date       
Before 1960232616164390,8253,033
1961-1980232816162321,9302,468
1981-2000253017160421,5323,277
2001 or later222816162431,2963,313
Unknown construction period182410068122,632941
Nature of occupancy       
Owner-occupied2428171611,252,5549,739
Rented and other202813165435,6603,293
Nationality       
Ireland2429171611,529,61911,835
Other EU202110169126,125952
Other areas1012528432,472245
Household working status       
All adults working full time242617163426,9283,268
One adult working and one adult not working242916161437,5913,403
One adult or more working part time, all other adults (if any) working242917160245,7921,925
All adults not working: Adults aged 65+ and inactive192515166260,4871,953
All adults not working : Other253215160277,0292,172
Not specified161712.7440,387311
1 More than one option allowed
Table 13c: What fuels do you use in the stove or range? 1 See footnote
% of row
 01. Oil02. Wood pellets or wood chips03. Wood logs04. Coal / smokeless coal05. Peat ( sod (turf) / briquettes )06. Natural gas07. LPG08. Other fuels09. Not ApplicableWeighted HouseholdsSampled Households
Total2115129000761,688,21513,032
Region           
Border2218169..074187,4281,409
Dublin004221.094472,0113,490
Mid-East2216109..076186,8461,312
Mid-West3223161700067138,754985
Midland1113822.0069104,979860
South-East13252350.068186,2801,615
South-West222017700072248,7062,035
Western4119122800057163,2121,326
Urban/Rural           
Rural areas4229211900055586,7114,647
Urban areas11864100881,101,5048,385
Dwelling type           
Apartment.00000.099156,8441,161
Bungalow3223171900061192,3361,521
Detached house3328201600058546,0054,313
Semi-detached house018751.087485,6253,693
Terraced house and other016641.089307,4052,344
Household Composition           
1 adult aged 65+, living alone2113101100078164,7451,235
1 adult aged under 65, living alone1111780.083192,8681,506
1 adult with children016650.08988,062667
2 adults at least one 65+, no children321914130..69202,0691,550
2 adults both under 65, no children111511900077277,2892,145
2 adults with 1-3 children121713900075407,1413,131
3 or more adults, no children1216131000075203,2801,604
Other households with children211614910074152,7601,194
Construction date           
Before 1960221712121.073390,8253,033
1961-19802115111000077321,9302,468
1981-20002216131000075421,5323,277
2001 or later111512800078431,2963,313
Unknown construction period117650.088122,632941
Nature of occupancy           
Owner-occupied22191412100711,252,5549,739
Rented and other015530.092435,6603,293
Nationality           
Ireland21161210000751,529,61911,835
Other EU02108400085126,125952
Other areas.16320..9332,472245
Household working status           
All adults working full time221511900078426,9283,268
One adult working and one adult not working2118141010073437,5913,403
One adult or more working part time, all other adults (if any) working2218131000073245,7921,925
All adults not working: Adults aged 65+ and inactive2114111100075260,4871,953
 All adults not working : Other1111980.082277,0292,172
 Not specified.256500.8940,387311
1 More than one option allowed
Table 13d: What fuel sources are used in the portable room heater or decorative effect fire? 1 See footnote
% of row
 01. Electricity02. Oil03. Natural gas04. LPG05. Other fuels06. Not applicableWeighted HouseholdsSampled Households
Total20210951,688,21513,032
Region        
Border0000010187,4281,409
Dublin1010025472,0113,490
Mid-East0000010186,8461,312
Mid-West000007138,754985
Midland000006104,979860
South-East0000012186,2801,615
South-West1000015248,7062,035
Western0000010163,2121,326
Urban/Rural        
Rural areas1000035586,7114,647
Urban areas20210601,101,5048,385
Dwelling type        
Apartment000009156,8441,161
Bungalow0000011192,3361,521
Detached house1000032546,0054,313
Semi-detached house1010027485,6253,693
Terraced house and other1000017307,4052,344
Household Composition        
1 adult aged 65+, living alone100009164,7451,235
1 adult aged under 65, living alone0000011192,8681,506
1 adult with children00000588,062667
2 adults at least one 65+, no children0000011202,0691,550
2 adults both under 65, no children0000016277,2892,145
2 adults with 1-3 children0000023407,1413,131
3 or more adults, no children0000012203,2801,604
Other households with children000009152,7601,194
Construction date        
Before 19601000022390,8253,033
1961-19801000018321,9302,468
1981-20000010024421,5323,277
2001 or later0000025431,2963,313
Unknown construction period000007122,632941
Nature of occupancy        
Owner-occupied20110711,252,5549,739
Rented and other0000024435,6603,293
Nationality        
Ireland20110861,529,61911,835
Other EU000007126,125952
Other areas00000232,472245
Household working status        
All adults working full time1011097426,9283,268
One adult working and one adult not working2021095437,5913,403
One adult or more working part time, all other adults (if any) working2021.95245,7921,925
 All adults not working: Adults aged 65+ and inactive5021.92260,4871,953
All adults not working : Other2011096277,0292,172
Not specified2.11.9640,387311
1 More than one option allowed
Table 14a: What is the main way used to heat the tap water in your home during the summer?
% of row
 01. Water heated by the central heating system (including combi boilers)02. Boiler for tap water only03. Immersion heater04. Separate instantaneous heater (e.g. electric or gas undersink heater)05. Combination of solar panels and central heating06. Combination of solar panels and immersion heater07. Other method08 Not answeredWeighted HouseholdsSampled Households
Total34452121611,688,21513,032
Region          
Border3265112171187,4281,409
Dublin4454411041472,0113,490
Mid-East3335512150186,8461,312
Mid-West2156012191138,754985
Midland3345211071104,979860
South-East2136412180186,2801,615
South-West2845342181248,7062,035
Western383500314.163,2121,326
Urban/Rural          
Rural areas3435013170586,7114,647
Urban areas34553210511,101,5048,385
Dwelling type          
Apartment3755210032156,8441,161
Bungalow3355112170192,3361,521
Detached house3145313160546,0054,313
Semi-detached house3345411061485,6253,693
Terraced house and other3854720071307,4052,344
Household Composition          
1 adult aged 65+, living alone3345210080164,7451,235
1 adult aged under 65, living alone3145221091192,8681,506
1 adult with children355511106088,062667
2 adults at least one 65+, no children3255321150202,0691,550
2 adults both under 65, no children3455312051277,2892,145
2 adults with 1-3 children3445213140407,1413,131
3 or more adults, no children3445221161203,2801,604
Other households with children3635012160152,7601,194
Construction date          
Before 19603854621081390,8253,033
1961-19803245311171321,9302,468
1981-20003145612150421,5323,277
2001 or later3545113140431,2963,313
Unknown construction period2945621072122,632941
Nature of occupancy          
Owner-occupied34452121601,252,5549,739
Rented and other3355321061435,6603,293
Nationality          
Ireland34452121601,529,61911,835
Other EU3455221151126,125952
Other areas3774720.4232,472245
Household working status          
All adults working full time3545222151426,9283,268
One adult working and one adult not working3445212160437,5913,403
One adult or more working part time, all other adults (if any) working3355212150245,7921,925
All adults not working: Adults aged 65+ and inactive3355311170260,4871,953
All adults not working : Other3355111091277,0292,172
Not specified3555310.3240,387311
Table 14b: What is the main way used to heat the tap water in your home during the winter?
% of row
 01. Water heated by the central heating system (including combi boilers)02. Boiler for tap water only03. Immersion heater04. Separate instantaneous heater (e.g. electric or gas undersink heater)05. Combination of solar panels and central heating06. Combination of solar panels and immersion heater07. Other method08 Not answeredWeighted HouseholdsSampled Households
Total82210110231,688,21513,032
Region          
Border8825.1022187,4281,409
Dublin7921310014472,0113,490
Mid-East901501.12186,8461,312
Mid-West8021102022138,754985
Midland863500.42104,979860
South-East8321010021186,2801,615
South-West7421431033248,7062,035
Western842902012163,2121,326
Urban/Rural          
Rural areas852702031586,7114,647
Urban areas81211100141,101,5048,385
Dwelling type          
Apartment504331..210156,8441,161
Bungalow843712021192,3361,521
Detached house862602031546,0054,313
Semi-detached house881710013485,6253,693
Terraced house and other8221110.13307,4052,344
Household Composition          
1 adult aged 65+, living alone7921310.32164,7451,235
1 adult aged under 65, living alone7321510035192,8681,506
1 adult with children7921310.1488,062667
2 adults at least one 65+, no children862811021202,0691,550
2 adults both under 65, no children7921211.14277,2892,145
2 adults with 1-3 children861712012407,1413,131
3 or more adults, no children822811.25203,2801,604
Other households with children881601012152,7601,194
Construction date          
Before 19607821210033390,8253,033
1961-1980862811012321,9302,468
1981-2000862811012421,5323,277
2001 or later8221002013431,2963,313
Unknown construction period7021610029122,632941
Nature of occupancy          
Owner-occupied8627110211,252,5549,739
Rented and other7021810028435,6603,293
Nationality          
Ireland8329110221,529,61911,835
Other EU7131511.17126,125952
Other areas6142010.11232,472245
Household working status          
All adults working full time8421011011426,9283,268
One adult working and one adult not working871811010437,5913,403
One adult or more working part time, all other adults (if any) working862811010245,7921,925
All adults not working: Adults aged 65+ and inactive8321111020260,4871,953
All adults not working : Other7931411031277,0292,172
Not specified.......10040,387311
Table 14c: How often is an electric shower used in your home?
% of row
 01. Do not use/have an electric shower02. Used daily03. Used four or more times a week04. Used at least once a week05. Used only in summer06. Used only in winter07. Used less frequently08. Not answeredWeighted HouseholdsSampled Households
Total294912420311,688,21513,032
Region          
Border25412073031187,4281,409
Dublin4444720021472,0113,490
Mid-East4244633.20186,8461,312
Mid-West19521861030138,754985
Midland2753642080104,979860
South-East12631532.30186,2801,615
South-West16591541031248,7062,035
Western3040157304.163,2121,326
Urban/Rural          
Rural areas25451563050586,7114,647
Urban areas325110310211,101,5048,385
Dwelling type          
Apartment5435720.11156,8441,161
Bungalow23481572040192,3361,521
Detached house25481353050546,0054,313
Semi-detached house27561031020485,6253,693
Terraced house and other33471340011307,4052,344
Household Composition          
1 adult aged 65+, living alone412122120030164,7451,235
1 adult aged under 65, living alone34411641021192,8681,506
1 adult with children32501121.2088,062667
2 adults at least one 65+, no children27372292030202,0691,550
2 adults both under 65, no children29531022.30277,2892,145
2 adults with 1-3 children2856722040407,1413,131
3 or more adults, no children2560921021203,2801,604
Other households with children2563521.41152,7601,194
Construction date          
Before 196033401661031390,8253,033
1961-198026521451020321,9302,468
1981-200025551132040421,5323,277
2001 or later3150932040431,2963,313
Unknown construction period34481131.21122,632941
Nature of occupancy          
Owner-occupied274912520401,252,5549,739
Rented and other35481131021435,6603,293
Nationality          
Ireland294912420301,529,61911,835
Other EU3450821.31126,125952
Other areas3948600.4232,472245
Household working status          
All adults working full time3054722031426,9283,268
One adult working and one adult not working25571032030437,5913,403
One adult or more working part time, all other adults (if any) working2757822040245,7921,925
All adults not working: Adults aged 65+ and inactive342624111031260,4871,953
All adults not working : Other33431651021277,0292,172
Not specified374983..1240,387311
Table 15: What is the main fuel used for cooking?
% of row
 01. Electricity02. Natural gas03. LPG04. Combination of electricity and gas (e.g. gas hob and electric oven)05. Oil06. Other fuel07. Not answeredWeighted HouseholdsSampled Households
Total65137121101,688,21513,032
Region         
Border5651520220187,4281,409
Dublin6524110001472,0113,490
Mid-East6017714210186,8461,312
Mid-West7010710110138,754985
Midland6231014290104,979860
South-East735911210186,2801,615
South-West701287210248,7062,035
Western635151123.163,2121,326
Urban/Rural         
Rural areas5941615330586,7114,647
Urban areas68183100111,101,5048,385
Dwelling type         
Apartment821105.01156,8441,161
Bungalow6241414240192,3361,521
Detached house6071216320546,0054,313
Semi-detached house6618311010485,6253,693
Terraced house and other652157011307,4052,344
Household Composition         
1 adult aged 65+, living alone6612115230164,7451,235
1 adult aged under 65, living alone691188021192,8681,506
1 adult with children73125900088,062667
2 adults at least one 65+, no children631299330202,0691,550
2 adults both under 65, no children6911611110277,2892,145
2 adults with 1-3 children6115517100407,1413,131
3 or more adults, no children6612810121203,2801,604
Other households with children6015715210152,7601,194
Construction date         
Before 19605718119231390,8253,033
1961-1980691188120321,9302,468
1981-20006611713210421,5323,277
2001 or later6512516000431,2963,313
Unknown construction period77965121122,632941
Nature of occupancy         
Owner-occupied61138142201,252,5549,739
Rented and other771255011435,6603,293
Nationality         
Ireland64138121201,529,61911,835
Other EU711369001126,125952
Other areas78131501232,472245
Household working status         
All adults working full time6513614110426,9283,268
One adult working and one adult not working6413812120437,5913,403
One adult or more working part time, all other adults (if any) working6214715110245,7921,925
All adults not working: Adults aged 65+ and inactive6712107220260,4871,953
All adults not working : Other671389120277,0292,172
Not specified75142501240,387311

Background Notes

Purpose of survey 

The data were collected as a module attached to the CSO Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS). The principal purpose of the QNHS survey is the production of quarterly labour force estimates and occasional reports on special topics.

Reference Period

The module data was collected during the QNHS in the three months from April to June 2014 (Quarter 2).

Questionnaire

The questionnaire focused on the behaviour of households mainly in relation to waste management and energy use. Questions were also asked regarding the household’s purchasing behaviours and their awareness of environmental initiatives. The CSO formed a module group to develop a questionnaire that would meet a broad range of policy needs. The following organisations were members of the module group:

  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
  • Economic and Social Research Institute
  • Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
  • Department of Transport
  • CSO Environment Statistics and Accounts Division

 The data collected will help fill important gaps in our knowledge of energy use and waste disposal. It will be an important input into meeting Ireland’s reporting obligations in the area of household energy use. A copy of the questionnaire is available on the CSO website at http://www.cso.ie/en/media/csoie/qnhs/documents/QNHSEnvironmentModuleQQ22014.pdf

Dataset

The module results are based on responses from 13,032 households. These households were weighted to represent all occupied households in the State.

Sample Design

A two-stage sample design is used. A new sample was introduced in Q4 2012 following the 2011 Census of Population. The sample frame of households is clustered into blocks (small areas) with each block containing a minimum of 60 occupied households on the night of the 2011 Census of Population. The sample frame is stratified using administrative county and population density.  In the first stage 1,300 blocks are selected using Probability Proportional to Size (PPS) sampling and in the second stage 20 households are selected using Simple Random Sampling (SRS).  This ensures that each household in the sample frame has an equal probability of selection and results in a total quarterly sample of 26,000 households. The actual achieved sample varies over time depending on the level of response.

Households are asked to take part in the survey for five consecutive quarters and are then replaced by other households in the same block. Thus, one fifth of the households in the survey are replaced each quarter and the QNHS sample involves an overlap of 80% between consecutive quarters and 20% between the same quarter in consecutive years. As the new sample based on the 2011 Census of Population was introduced incrementally across each quarter from Q4 2012 to Q4 2013, the new sample is fully effective from Q4 2013.

Householders are not asked to participate in the module in their first quarter participating in the survey. This is primarily to minimise response burden on the householders.

The survey results are weighted to agree with population estimates broken down by age, sex and region and are also calibrated to nationality control totals.  The population estimates for April of each year are published in a separate release.

Estimated number of households

The average grossing factor of all members of a household is used to calculate the number of households. As a result, the number of households should be treated as indicative of the total number of households in the country. The QNHS grossing procedure aligns the distribution of persons covered in the survey with independently determined population estimates at the level of sex, five-year age group and region. 

Statistical Significance

All estimates based on sample surveys are subject to error, some of which is measurable. Where an estimate is statistically significantly different from another estimate, it means that we can be 95% confident that differences between those two estimates are not due to sampling error.

Reliability of Estimates Presented

Each table in this release contains figures showing the number of respondent households and the number of households in the population.

Individual Reference Person

This module was asked of one reference person aged 18 years and over from each participating household. From respondent households who were requested to participate in the module, one reference person volunteers to respond on behalf of the entire household. Due to the voluntary nature of the household respondent, individual characteristics may not be representative of the population as a whole when compared to a sample survey with a random selection of a respondent.

Rounding in the Detailed Tables

The row or column percentages in the tables in this report may  not add to 100% because of rounding.

Classification Variables

Because the Environment module was conducted as part of the QNHS, it is possible to use the data collected in the QNHS as classification variables for analysing the responses in the module. In choosing the classifications presented in the detailed tables, preference was given to household level criteria rather than variables relating to the interviewee.

NUTS3 regions

The regional classification used in this release is based on the NUTS (Nomenclature of Territorial Units) classification used by Eurostat. The NUTS3 regions correspond to the eight Regional Authorities established under the Local Government Act, 1991 (Regional Authorities) (Establishment) Order, 1993, which came into operation on 1 January 1994. The composition of the regions is set out below.

  • Border (Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Louth, Monaghan, Sligo)
  • Dublin (Dublin County Borough, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal, South Dublin)
  • Mid-East (Kildare, Meath, Wicklow)
  • Mid-West (Clare, Limerick, Tipperary North Riding)
  • Midland (Laoighis, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath)
  • South-East (Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary South Riding, Waterford, Wexford)
  • South-West (Cork County Borough, Cork, Kerry)
  • Western (Galway County Borough, Galway, Mayo, Roscommon)

Urban/rural location

From 2014 onwards due to the new sampling methodology, areas are now classified as Urban or Rural based on the following population densities derived from Census of Population 2011:

Urban

  • Population density >100,000
  • Population density 50,000 – 99,999
  • Population density 20,000 – 49,999
  • Population density 10,000 – 19,999
  • Population density 5,000 – 9,999
  • Population density 1,000 – 4,999

Rural

  • Population density < 1,000
  • Rural areas in counties

Dwelling Type

The type of dwelling the respondents lived in are categorised in the QNHS as follows:

 Apartment

  • Apartment - Bedsitter
  • Apartment - Custom built flat/apartment
  • Apartment - Non-custom built flat/apartment
  • Apartment - No breakdown of apartment type available

Bungalow

  • House - Detached bungalow
  • House - Semi-detached bungalow

Detached house

  • House - Detached house

 Semi-detached house

  • House - Semi-detached house

 Terraced house and other

  • House - Terraced house
  • House - type unknown
  • Other type of accommodation - not specified

Household Composition

For the purposes of deriving household composition, a child was defined as any member of the household aged 17 or under. Households were analysed as a whole, regardless of the number of family units within the household.

Construction Date

The interviewee was asked for the period that the dwelling was constructed in. The responses were classified to the following categories:

  • Before 1960
  • 1961-1980
  • 1981-2000
  • 2001 or later
  • Unknown construction period

Nature of Occupancy

The interviewee was asked for the nature of occupancy of the dwelling. The responses were classified to the following categories: 

Owner occupied

  • Owner occupied
  • Being acquired from local authority under a purchase or vested cottage scheme
  • Owner occupied and rented out to some member(s) of the household

Rented and other

  • Rented-from Local Authority
  • Rented-not from Local Authority - furnished
  • Rented-not from Local Authority – partly furnished
  • Rented-not from Local Authority - not furnished
  • Rented-not from Local Authority - no information regarding furnishings
  • Rented-no information regarding from/not from Local Authority renting
  • Not owned by occupant(s) and rent free
  • Not owned by occupants and rent free to some resident(s) only
  • Other not specified

Nationality

The respondent was asked: What is your Nationality?

Other EU consists of the Member States of the EU 28 excluding Ireland.

Other Areas includes the nationals of all countries excluding the EU 28. 

Household Working Status

Children and adults were differentiated as follows: 

  • A child aged less than 15, living with his/her own father/mother
  • A child aged less than 15, not living with his/her own father/mother
  • A child aged 15 to 24, living with his/her own father/mother and economically inactive
  • An adult

QNHS Social Modules

While the main purpose of the QNHS is the production of quarterly labour force estimates, there is also a provision for the collection of data on social topics through the inclusion of special survey modules. The selection of the major national modules undertaken to-date has been largely based on the results of a canvass of users (over 100 organisations) that was conducted by the CSO in 1996, 2002, 2006, 2008 and 2011. The results of the canvass are presented to the National Statistics Board and they indicate their priorities. The schedule for social modules in any given year is based on the following structure:

Quarter 1 Annual modules update (Disability, Pensions, Childcare, Accidents and Illness), Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Survey.

Quarter 2 EU module (always covered under EU legislation)

Quarter 3 National module.

Quarter 4 National module.

The table below lists the modules undertaken to-date in the QNHS.

Quarter/Module  

Q4 2015 Pensions

Q3 2015 Crime & Victimisation

Q2 2015 Flexible Working Hours 

Q1 2015 ICT Accidents & Illnesses

Q4 2014 Annual Travel module

Q3 2014 Equality Module

Q2 2014 Environment module

Q1 2014 Annual modules update 

Q4 2013 Annual Travel module

Q3 2013 Volunteering

Q2 2013 Sport and Physical Exercise 

Q1 2013 Annual modules update 

Q4 2012 Annual Travel module

Q3 2012 Effect of Households of the Economic Downturn

Q2 2012 Retirement Planning

Q2 2012 Parental Involvement in Children’s Education

Q2 2012 Union Membership

Q1 2012 Unemployment Thematic Report

Q2 2011 Response of Households to the Economic Downturn

Q2 2011 Educational Attainment Thematic Report

Q2 2011 Voter Participation

Q4 2010 Equality

Q3 2010 Health

Q2 2010 Cross Border Shopping

Q2 2010 Educational Attainment

Q1 2010 Crime and Victimisation

Q4 2009 Pensions

Q3 2009 Carers

Q2 2009 Union Membership

Q2 2009 Cross-Border Shopping

Q3 2008 Lifelong Learning

Q1 2008 Pension Provision

Q4 2007 Childcare

Q3 2007 Health

Q2 2007 Union Membership

Q1 2007 Work–related Accidents and Illness (Q1 2003-Q1 2007)

Q4 2006 Crime and Victimisation

Q3 2006 Sport and Physical Exercise

Q4 2005 Pension Provision

Q4 2005 Special Saving Incentive Accounts (SSIAs)

Q3 2005 Recycling and Energy Conservation

Q2 2005 Reconciliation Between Work and Family Life

Q2 2005 Educational Attainment

Q1 2005 Childcare

Q4 2004 Equality

Q2 2004 Union Membership

Q2 2004 Work Organisation and working time

Q4 2003 Crime and Victimisation

Q3 2003 Housing

Q2 2003 Life long learning

Further queries

Please contact enviroment@cso.ie with any queries or requests for further analysis.

Participating Households

The Central Statistics Office wishes to thank the participating households for their co-operation in agreeing to take part in the survey.

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