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Ireland Demographics Profile 2013

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Population4,775,982 (July 2013 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 21.4% (male 521,145/female 499,367)
15-24 years: 12% (male 291,090/female 282,364)
25-54 years: 44.4% (male 1,065,685/female 1,055,339)
55-64 years: 10.1% (male 241,918/female 240,193)
65 years and over: 12.1% (male 265,533/female 313,348) (2013 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 50.8 %
youth dependency ratio: 32.6 %
elderly dependency ratio: 18.2 %
potential support ratio: 5.5 (2013)
Median agetotal: 35.4 years
male: 35.1 years
female: 35.8 years (2013 est.)
Population growth rate1.16% (2013 est.)
Birth rate15.5 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Death rate6.41 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Net migration rate2.51 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 62% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization: 1.8% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationDUBLIN (capital) 1.084 million (2009)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.84 male(s)/female
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2013 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth29.8 (2011 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 3.78 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4.16 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.38 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 80.44 years
male: 78.18 years
female: 82.83 years (2013 est.)
Total fertility rate2.01 children born/woman (2013 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: 100% of population
total: 100% of population (2010 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 98% of population
total: 99% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 2% of population
total: 1% of population (2010 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Irishman(men), Irishwoman(women), Irish (collective plural)
adjective: Irish
Ethnic groupsIrish 87.4%, other white 7.5%, Asian 1.3%, black 1.1%, mixed 1.1%, unspecified 1.6% (2006 census)
ReligionsRoman Catholic 87.4%, Church of Ireland 2.9%, other Christian 1.9%, other 2.1%, unspecified 1.5%, none 4.2% (2006 census)
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 expenditures6.5% of GDP (2009)
Maternal mortality rate6 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures9.4% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density3.187 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 February 21, 2013