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Presentation of the Sirene® database

The "Sirene® database" provides for each enterprise and establishment, the information available in the Siren registry which is the economic and legal data of 28 million establishments (among them 11 million active establishments from all sectors of activity).

Information updated regularly

There are many bodies responsible for declaring to Insee any registration, cancellation and updates in the registry. They contribute to the daily update of the Sirene registry. On average, 10 000 updates are recorded in the registry every day.

Exhaustive geographic and economic coverage

Sirene records all enterprises and their establishments, whatever their legal form and their sector of activity are, and whether they're located in metropolitan France or in the overseas departments (Guadeloupe, Guyane, Martinique, Mayotte and Réunion) and Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. Foreign enterprises that are represented in France or carry out an activity there are also listed.

Moreover, when the database is prepared for dissemination, supplementary data are added to ensure that the Sirene® database is a useful operational tool.

Data related either to enterprise or establishment

Identification data for enterprises and establishments
For enterprises:  For establishments: 
Siren Siret
Last name, usual first name for self-employed workers Status of headquarters or not
Logo, official name or corporate name for a corporation Brand name
Legal nature or status, also called catégorie juridique Full address
Economic data for enterprises and establishments
For enterprises:  For establishments 
The principal activity code given by Insee with reference to nomenclature d'activités française (NAF rév. 2, 2008) The principal activity code given by Insee with reference to nomenclature d'activités française (NAF rév. 2, 2008)
Number of employees in the enterprise (by bracket) Number of employees for each establishment (by bracket)
Other data for enterprises and establishments
For enterprises:  For establishments: 
Creation date Creation date
Geographical location variables of the enterprise : Municipality Geographical location variable of the establishment : Municipality
Date of the last update of the enterprise's data in the Sirene registry Date of the last update of the establishment's data in the Sirene registry

Consult the list of variables and their definition

Information of the highest quality

Sirene® is compared with other sources of administrative data and administrative survey files to update economic data for each enterprise and establishment and ensure reliability: