NUTS statistical regions of Ireland
Ireland uses the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) geocode standard for referencing country subdivisions for statistical purposes. The standard is developed and regulated by the European Union. The NUTS standard is instrumental in delivering European Structural and Investment Funds. The NUTS code for Ireland is IE and a hierarchy of three levels is established by Eurostat. A further level of geographic organisation, the local administrative unit (LAU), in Ireland is the local electoral area.
|NUTS 2 statistical regions||3|
|NUTS 3 statistical regions||8|
|Local administrative units||166|
NUTS levels 1, 2 and 3
|NUTS 1||Code||NUTS 2||Code||NUTS 3||Code||Local government areas|
|Éire / Ireland||IE0||Northern & Western||IE04||Border Region||IE041||Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo|
|West Region, Ireland||IE042||Mayo, Roscommon, Galway and Galway City|
|Southern||IE05||Mid-West Region, Ireland||IE051||Clare, Tipperary, Limerick City & County|
|South-East Region, Ireland||IE052||Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford City & County|
|South-West Region, Ireland||IE053||Kerry, Cork and Cork City|
|Eastern & Midland||IE06||Dublin Region||IE061||Dublin City, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Fingal and South Dublin|
|Mid-East Region, Ireland||IE062||Kildare, Meath, Wicklow, Louth|
|Midlands Region, Ireland||IE063||Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath|
Demographic statistics by NUTS 3 region
|Regional Authority||Population (2016)||% of population||Area (km2)||Population density||Capital(s)|
Local administrative units
The local administrative units in Ireland are the local electoral areas. These are subdivisions of local government areas used for local elections. In counties outside Dublin and in the cities and counties, they also form the basis of municipal districts within local authorities.
Each of the three NUTS 2 regions has a Regional Assembly. These are divided into strategic planning areas, which correspond to the NUTS 3 regions. Prior to 2014, the eight NUTS 3 regions had Regional Authorities. The 2014 act abolished these and transferred their functions to the Regional Assemblies. Assembly members are nominated by constituent local authorities from among their elected councillors. Regions are intended to foster co-ordination and co-operation between local authorities.
- ISO 3166-2 codes of Ireland
- FIPS region codes of Ireland
- List of Irish regions by Human Development Index
- Local government in the Republic of Ireland
- LAU codes
- Hierarchical list of the Nomenclature of territorial units for statistics - NUTS and the Statistical regions of Europe
- Overview map of EU Countries - NUTS level 1
- Correspondence between the NUTS levels and the national administrative units
- "Revision to the Irish NUTS2 and NUTS3 regions". cso.ie.
- Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/2066 of 21 November 2016 amending the annexes to Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of a common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS)
- "Correspondence between the NUTS levels and the national administrative units". Eurostat. 11 June 2020. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
- Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Authorities) (Amendment) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 228 of 2014). 29 May 2014. Statutory Instrument of the Government of Ireland. Retrieved 24 March 2019, Irish Statute Book.; Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Assemblies) (Establishment) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 573 of 2014). 16 December 2014. Statutory Instrument of the Government of Ireland. Retrieved 24 March 2019, Irish Statute Book.