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 in years at birth:
2016: Males 79.9 Females 83.6
% population 65 and over
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:
No. acute hospital discharges:
2016: 1.69 million
% as daycase
WTEs employed in the health service
end September 2018: 116,496
Latest Health in Ireland: Key Trends
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).