Central Statistics Office


The Central Statistics Office was established in 1949 as Ireland’s national statistical office.

The duty of the CSO,  is “The collection, compilation, extraction and dissemination for statistical purposes of information relating to economic, social and general activities and conditions in the State”.

The CSO is also responsible for coordinating the official statistics of other public authorities and for developing the statistical potential of administrative records.

Statisticians at the CSO use mathematics to collect, interpret and and present data ranging from the Economic Status of the country, to the Health of the population. An overview of their surveys and methodologies can be found here.

Mathematics in the Curriculum: