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Ireland Demographics Profile 2016

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Population4,952,473 (July 2016 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 21.51% (male 544,506/female 520,934)
15-24 years: 11.8% (male 297,025/female 287,512)
25-54 years: 43.52% (male 1,082,577/female 1,072,721)
55-64 years: 10.33% (male 256,353/female 255,155)
65 years and over: 12.84% (male 293,577/female 342,113) (2016 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 53.7%
youth dependency ratio: 33.5%
elderly dependency ratio: 20.2%
potential support ratio: 5% (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 36.4 years
male: 36.1 years
female: 36.8 years (2016 est.)
Population growth rate1.2% (2016 est.)
Birth rate14.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Death rate6.5 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Net migration rate4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 63.2% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 1.58% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationDUBLIN (capital) 1.169 million (2015)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.86 male(s)/female
total population: 0.86 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth29.9 (2012 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 3.7 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.3 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 80.8 years
male: 78.5 years
female: 83.2 years (2016 est.)
Total fertility rate1.98 children born/woman (2016 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate64.8%
note: percent of women aged 18-49 (2004/05)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.28% (2014 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS8,000 (2014 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths100 (2014 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 97.9% of population
rural: 97.8% of population
total: 97.9% of population
unimproved:
urban: 2.1% of population
rural: 2.2% of population
total: 2.1% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 89.1% of population
rural: 92.9% of population
total: 90.5% of population
unimproved:
urban: 10.9% of population
rural: 7.1% of population
total: 9.5% of population (2015 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Irishman(men), Irishwoman(women), Irish (collective plural)
adjective: Irish
Ethnic groupsIrish 84.5%, other white 9.8%, Asian 1.9%, black 1.4%, mixed and other 0.9%, unspecified 1.6% (2011 est.)
ReligionsRoman 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.)
LanguagesEnglish (official, the language generally used), Irish (Gaelic or Gaeilge) (official, spoken by approximately 38.7% of the population as a first or second language in 2011; mainly spoken in areas along the western coast)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 19 years
male: 19 years
female: 19 years (2012)
Education expenditures5.8% of GDP (2012)
Maternal mortality rate8 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
Health expenditures7.8% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density2.67 physicians/1,000 population (2013)
Hospital bed density2.9 beds/1,000 population (2011)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate27% (2014)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on October 8, 2016

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