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Central Statistics Office. (2021) Statistical yearbook of Ireland 2021: Part 1 people and society. Cork: Central Statistics Office.

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This presents a comprehensive picture of Ireland today based on statistics published by the CSO throughout the year. There are links to our PxStat interactive tables across the publication which allow you to access more detailed data as well as links to the releases and publications pages on the website so you can access the most up to date information

This year we have split the Yearbook into three parts so you can find the information you are looking for more easily and enjoy a more tailored experience. Part 1 People & Society, Part 2 Business & Economy, Part 3 Travel, Agriculture, Environment and COVID-19. Our colleagues from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) have also kindly supplied us with data relating to Northern Ireland which appears in a separate chapter in Part 3.

Topics covered in the Statistical Yearbook of Ireland: Part 1 People & Society are.

People - In Demography see Ireland's population and migration estimates for April 2021, which includes annual components of population change 1987-2021, population by broad nationality group 2016 and 2021, and, estimated population defined by sex, age group and region April 2021. In Life Events see the most popular babies' names and surnames registered in Ireland in 2020, statistics on births, deaths and marriages, summary data for marriages 2019 and 2020, and deaths by cause 2020.

Society - Find answers to common questions about Irish society such as employment and unemployment. Results from the Irish Health Survey & COVID-19 related expenditure estimates 2020. Data and insights on Carers. Annual & quarterly recorded crime. The highest level of education attained. Social Inclusion:poverty and deprivation rates. Life at Home: insights to division of household tasks, experiences of living alone, lone parents and house sharing. Pension coverage. Internet usage:Home smart technology

Health chapter

The statistics in this chapter relate the Irish Health Survey and to the expenditure on health in Ireland from the System of Health Accounts 2019 publication with provisional health expenditure estimates for 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the level of health expenditure in 2020. The Irish Health Survey provides data and insights on various aspects of health in Ireland. The survey also presents data on the health experience of persons with disabilities. The data collection for the survey was conducted between July 2019 and February 2020 and accordingly relates to the pre-pandemic health and other experiences of respondents.

The survey is based on self-reported data from persons aged 15 years and over, and outlines their view of their health status – from how well they are feeling, to the extent to which they suffer from long-standing health conditions, as well as other factors. People’s engagement with the Irish health system is also outlined – the frequency by which they access health services, to the nature of those services. The publication concludes on the health determinants of the population aged 15 years and over – what are the choices we make as regards smoking, alcohol consumption and exercise? To what extent are we as a nation overweight, as reported by the people themselves? To what extent do we use preventive health services like taking a flu vaccine or getting our blood pressure checked?

Affluent persons report higher prevalence levels of alcohol consumption than disadvantaged persons, with 83% of Very affluent persons reporting that they drink alcohol compared to 70% of Very disadvantaged persons. Alcohol consumption is highest in the age group 25-34-years (87% of this age group consuming alcohol), with the age group 75 years and over reporting the lowest levels of alcohol consumption (56%). 

Smoking is more prevalent in the non-Irish national community than for Irish nationals, with 17% of non-Irish nationals reporting daily smoking compared to 9% of Irish nationals. The 25-34-year old age group report the highest levels for smoking with over a fifth (21%) reporting they smoke daily or occasionally. The 75 years and over age group report the lowest levels of smoking, with 6% smoking daily or occasionally. 

[See figure 4.4 and Table 4.5]

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