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Central Statistics Office. (2019) Mortality differentials in Ireland 2016-2017. Cork: Central Statistics Office.

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Analysis based on the census characteristics of persons that died in the twelve month period after Census Day 24 April 2016.

The life expectancy at birth of males living in the most deprived areas in the State was 79.4 years in 2016/2017 compared with 84.4 years for those living in the most affluent areas. The corresponding figures for females were 83.2 and 87.7 years. The differential between female and male life expectancy (3.8 years) was greatest in the most deprived areas.

Life expectancy at birth is greatest according to the affluence of the area in which the person lived at the time of the 2016 census. This relationship applied for both males and females at ages 0, 20, 35 and 65 years with the exception of males aged 65 in quintiles 3 and 4. See Table 1.

Life expectancy was also influenced by disability. A 35 year old male with a disability is expected to live a further 39.7 years compared to an expected additional 53.4 years for a 35 year old male without a disability. This differential is evident across all ages and gender.

Life expectancy at birth in the EU-28 was estimated at 81.0 years in 2016, reaching 83.6 years for women and 78.2 years for men. Overall, between 2002 (the first year for which data are available for all EU Member States) and 2016, life expectancy in the EU28 increased by 3.3 years, from 77.7 years to 81.0 years; the increase was by 2.7 years for women and 3.7 years for men.

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