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Irish Demography

By admin / April 19, 2016
Population 4,832,765 (July 2014 est.)
Age structure 0-14 years: 21.4% (male 529,140/female 506,857)
15-24 years: 11.9% (male 292,962/female 283,127)
25-54 years: 44.1% (male 1,070,875/female 1,061,396)
55-64 years: 10.1% (male 245,913/female 244,345)
65 years and over: 12.4% (male 275,114/female 323,036) (2014 est.)
Dependency ratios total dependency ratio: 51.4 %
youth dependency ratio: 32.7 %
elderly dependency ratio: 18.7 %
potential support ratio: 5.4 (2014 est.)
Median age total: 35.7 years
male: 35.4 years
female: 36.1 years (2014 est.)
Population growth rate 1.2% (2014 est.)
Birth rate 15.18 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate 6.45 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Net migration rate 3.31 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Urbanization urban population: 62.2% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 1.63% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities – population DUBLIN (capital) 1.121 million (2011)
Sex ratio at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.84 male(s)/female
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Mother’s mean age at first birth 29.8
note: data are based on events and not on fertility rates (2011 est.)
Infant mortality rate total: 3.74 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4.11 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.35 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
Life expectancy at birth total population: 80.56 years
male: 78.28 years
female: 82.97 years (2014 est.)
Total fertility rate 2 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate 64.8%
note: percent of women aged 18-49 (2004/05)
HIV/AIDS – adult prevalence rate 0.2% (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS – people living with HIV/AIDS 6,900 (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS – deaths fewer than 100 (2009 est.)
Drinking water source improved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 99.7% of population
total: 99.9% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0.3% of population
total: 0.1% of population (2012 est.)
Sanitation facility access improved:
urban: 99.6% of population
rural: 97.9% of population
total: 99% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0.4% of population
rural: 2.1% of population
total: 1% of population (2012 est.)
Nationality noun: Irishman(men), Irishwoman(women), Irish (collective plural)
adjective: Irish
Ethnic groups Irish 84.5%, other white 9.8%, Asian 1.9%, black 1.4%, mixed and other 0.9%, unspecified 1.6% (2011 est.)
Religions Roman Catholic 84.7%, Church of Ireland 2.7%, other Christian 2.7%, Muslim 1.1%, other 1.7%, unspecified 1.5%, none 5.7% (2011 est.)
Languages English (official, the language generally used), Irish (Gaelic or Gaeilge) (official, spoken mainly in areas along the western coast)
Literacy definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) total: 19 years
male: 19 years
female: 19 years (2011)
Education expenditures 6.4% of GDP (2010)
Maternal mortality rate 6 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures 9.4% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density 3.19 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Hospital bed density 3.2 beds/1,000 population (2010)
Obesity – adult prevalence rate 25.2% (2008)
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