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, Ireland and EU28, by Gender


Key Facts:  
Life Expectancy in years at birth:
2016: Males 79.9 Females 83.6

% population 65 and over

2017: 13.6

No. of people with a medical card

end September 2018: 1,578,015

No. of people with a GP Visit Card

end September 2018: 500,234

Total public health expenditure

2016: EUR14.7 billion

Number of births registered:
2016: 63,897

No. acute hospital discharges:

2016: 1.69 million

% as daycase

2016: 62%

WTEs employed in the health service

end September 2018: 116,496


Latest Health in Ireland: Key Trends

Key Trends 2018

Health in Ireland Key Trends 2018, published 27 December 2018, provides summary statistics on health and health care over the past ten years.

Click here to download.

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