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Ireland Demographics Profile

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Population
5,176,569 (July 2020 est.)
Age structure
0-14 years: 21.15% (male 560,338/female 534,570)
15-24 years: 12.08% (male 316,239/female 308,872)
25-54 years: 42.19% (male 1,098,058/female 1,085,794)
55-64 years: 10.77% (male 278,836/female 278,498)
65 years and over: 13.82% (male 331,772/female 383,592) (2020 est.)
Dependency ratios
total dependency ratio: 54.8
youth dependency ratio: 32.3
elderly dependency ratio: 22.6
potential support ratio: 4.4 (2020 est.)
Median age
total: 37.8 years
male: 37.4 years
female: 38.2 years (2020 est.)
Population growth rate
1.04% (2020 est.)
Birth rate
13 births/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Death rate
6.8 deaths/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Net migration rate
3.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Urbanization
urban population: 63.7% of total population (2020)
rate of urbanization: 1.14% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - population
1.228 million DUBLIN (capital) (2020)
Sex ratio
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.02 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: 99.8 male(s)/female (2020 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth
30.5 years (2018 est.)
Infant mortality rate
total: 3.6 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 3.9 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.2 deaths/1,000 live births (2020 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
total population: 81.2 years
male: 78.9 years
female: 83.7 years (2020 est.)
Total fertility rate
1.94 children born/woman (2020 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate
73.3% (2010)
note: percent of women aged 18-45
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
0.2% (2019 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
7,500 (2019 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
<100 (2019 est.)
Drinking water source
improved: urban: 97% of population
rural: 98.1% of population
total: 97.4% of population
unimproved: urban: 3% of population
rural: 1.9% of population
total: 2.6% of population (2017 est.)
Sanitation facility access
improved: urban: 97.7% of population
rural: 99% of population
total: 98.2% of population
unimproved: urban: 2.3% of population
rural: 1% of population
total: 1.8% of population (2017 est.)
Nationality
noun: Irishman(men), Irishwoman(women), Irish (collective plural)
adjective: Irish
Ethnic groups
Irish 82.2%, Irish travelers 0.7%, other white 9.5%, Asian 2.1%, black 1.4%, other 1.5%, unspecified 2.6% (2016 est.)
Religions
Roman Catholic 78.3%, Church of Ireland 2.7%, other Christian 1.6%, Orthodox 1.3%, Muslim 1.3%, other 2.4%, none 9.8%, unspecified 2.6% (2016 est.)
Languages
English (official, the language generally used), Irish (Gaelic or Gaeilge) (official, spoken by approximately 39.8% of the population as of 2016; mainly spoken in areas along Ireland's western coast known as gaeltachtai, which are officially recognized regions where Irish is the predominant language)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
total: 20 years
male: 19 years
female: 20 years (2018)
Education expenditures
3.7% of GDP (2016)
Maternal mortality rate
5 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)
Health expenditures
7.2% (2017)
Physicians density
3.29 physicians/1,000 population (2017)
Hospital bed density
3 beds/1,000 population (2017)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
25.3% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on Friday, November 27, 2020

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