These pages contain data and statistics on the health service and the health of the population. Statistics are divided up into topical areas. Within these topics you will find lots of useful statistics which in most cases can be downloaded and shared. Links to external sources of data and other relevant information are also presented.

Life expectancy at birth for Ireland and EU28 by gender                


Key Facts:  
Life Expectancy in years at birth:
2015: Males 79.6 Females 83.4

% population 65 and over

2016: 13.4

No. of people with a medical card

end April 2017: 1,640,824

No. of people with a GP Visit Card

end April 2017: 479,113

Total public health expenditure

2016: EUR14.97 billion (estimated)


Number of births registered:
2015: 65,909

No. acute hospital discharges:

2016: 1.69 million

% as daycase

2016: 62%

WTEs employed in the health service

end March 2017: 108,225



Latest Health in Ireland Key Trends

Key Trends 2016

Health in Ireland Key Trends 2016 was published on 21 December 2016 and provides summary statistics on health and health care over the past ten years. 

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Click here for information on the new European Standard Population (ESP2013).