Statistics (Census of Building and Construction) Order, 2000

CitationIR SI 321/2000

I, SEAMUS BRENNAN, Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 25 (1) of the Statistics Act, 1993 (No. 21 of 1993), and the Statistics (Delegation of Ministerial Functions) Order, 1997 ( S.I. No. 327 of 1997 ), hereby order as follows:

1. (1) This Order may be cited as the Statistics (Census of Building and Construction) Order, 2000.

(2) This Order shall expire on 22 August 2005.

2. This Order applies to all undertakings, other than public authorities, classified for statistical purposes under Section F of NACE Rev. 1 (set out in the Annex to Council Regulation (EEC) No. 3037/90 of 9 October 19901 , as amended by Commission Regulation (EEC) No. 761/93 of 24 March 19932 ), which are or were engaged in building or construction activities, allied trades or other activities of a like nature at any time during a year in respect of which a survey referred to in Article 3 is undertaken.

3. The Central Statistics Office shall be provided with the Information specified in Article 4 of this Order in statistical form pursuant to surveys (the first of which shall be in the year 2000) undertaken by the Central Statistics Office at intervals of not more than 12 months and shall be so provided in accordance with directions under section 26 of the Statistics Act, 1993 (No. 21 of 1993).

4. An undertaking to which this Order applies is hereby required to provide the Central Statistics Office with information in relation to its building and construction activities and, in particular, shall so provide the information specified in the Schedule to this Order.


1. Particulars of the enterprise.

(a) Description of the principal type of work performed,

(b) (i) Legal name of enterprise and

(ii) trading name, (if different).

2. Accounting year covered by the return.

3. Changes in Fixed Capital Assets.

Increases and decreases in fixed capital assets, distinguishing separately:

(a) Plant, machinery and equipment (excluding vehicles) installed,

(b) Vehicles,

(c) Building and construction work carried out by employees of the enterprise,

(d) Complete buildings,

(e) Land (not built on),

(f) All other fixed capital assets.

4. Stocks and Work in progress.

The value at the beginning and end of year of stocks and work in progress, distinguishing separately:

(a) Stocks of materials, components and fuels,

(b) Work in progress,

(c) Stocks of finished goods made by the enterprise ready for sale,

(d) Stocks of goods purchased for resale without further processing.

5. Turnover.

The total turnover of the enterprise during the year, distinguishing separately:

(a) Work done as a principal contractor (including work done by sub-contractors for the enterprise), distinguishing building and other construction work,

(b) Work done as a sub-contractor,

(c) Goods produced by the enterprise and

(i) sold during the year or

(ii) added to stocks at end of year,

(d) Goods resold without further processing,

(e) All other items of turnover.

6. Purchases of Materials, Fuels and Electricity.

Particulars of the cost of all materials, fuels and electricity purchased.

7. Payments to sub-contractors during the year.

Payments for work done for the enterprise by other businesses on contracts sublet to them, in connection with the work for which particulars are required under paragraph 5 of this Schedule, distinguishing:

(a) Payments for work done by persons working on a labour-only sub-contract basis, and

(b) Payments for work done by all other sub-contractors.

8. Purchases of other Goods and Services.

Purchases of other goods and services, distinguishing separately:

(a) Industrial services supplied to the...

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