First impressions from the Census of Distribution, 1933
Citation:Eason, J.C.M. 'First impressions from the Census of Distribution, 1933'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XV part 7, 1936/1937, pp19-30
The Society welcomes the pioneer work which has been done by the Government Statistical Department in ascertaining facts regarding the volume of distribution, retail and wholesale, within the Saorstat. Retailers and wholesalers perform a definite function; they are essential to the manufacturer and to the public; the increased variety and volume of goods to be distributed has made them more important now than formerly. Knowledge of what takes place is socially of value, and the census which was taken in 1933 deserves, and I am sure will receive, very close examination. The comments, which I make upon it tonight must be regarded as preliminary, but I think the subject matter is so important that there should be an examination of it by the Society at an early date, and since the work is of a pioneer character, comment upon it must embrace a criticism of the form as well as an interpretation which may be placed upon the matter.
Census of Distribution
Publisher:Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Series/Report no:Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Vol. XV part 7 1936/1937
Description:To be read on Friday, 18th December, 1936