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Ireland Demographics Profile 2014

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Population4,832,765 (July 2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 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 ratiostotal dependency ratio: 51.4 %
youth dependency ratio: 32.7 %
elderly dependency ratio: 18.7 %
potential support ratio: 5.4 (2014 est.)
Median agetotal: 35.7 years
male: 35.4 years
female: 36.1 years (2014 est.)
Population growth rate1.2% (2014 est.)
Birth rate15.18 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate6.45 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Net migration rate3.31 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 62.2% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 1.63% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationDUBLIN (capital) 1.121 million (2011)
Sex ratioat 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 birth29.8
note: data are based on events and not on fertility rates (2011 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 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 birthtotal population: 80.56 years
male: 78.28 years
female: 82.97 years (2014 est.)
Total fertility rate2 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate64.8%
note: percent of women aged 18-49 (2004/05)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.2% (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS6,900 (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deathsfewer than 100 (2009 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
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 accessimproved:
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.)
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 mainly in areas along the western coast)
Literacydefinition: 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 expenditures6.4% of GDP (2010)
Maternal mortality rate6 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures9.4% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density3.19 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Hospital bed density3.2 beds/1,000 population (2010)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate25.2% (2008)
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Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of August 23, 2014