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Health and Social Conditions

The Health & Social Conditions statistics published in the CSO Statistical Yearbook relate to Social Services, Health Services, Accidents and the Register of Electors. These statistics have been obtained from a range of administrative sources as outlined below.

What are Social Services?

The information on social services provides details on Social Welfare expenditure and recipients of Social Welfare payments. These statistics are sourced from the Department of Social Protection. Social Services include all the State aid to all eligible persons and are provided through the Department of Social Protection. These payments include:

  • Old age;
  • Widows, widowers and one-parent families;
  • Child related payments;
  • Illness, disability and caring;
  • Unemployment support;
  • Employment supports;
  • Supplementary welfare allowance; and
  • Miscellaneous payments and grants.

More detailed information on these services can be found at the Department of Social Protection website.

Health Statistics

The health information in the CSO Statistical Yearbook highlights details on expenditure, hospital admissions and discharges and the incidence of certain diseases. For example, significant areas of expenditure are the general hospital programme expenditure and the community health services and programmes for people with disabilities. This information is sourced from the Department of Health and the Health Service Executive.

Safety Statistics

Data on safety and accidents published in the CSO Statistical Yearbook comes from both the Health and Safety Authority in respect of accidents at work and the Road Safety Authority regarding road accidents. Data on the incidence and causes of fires is obtained from the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.

Register of Electors

The Register of Dáil Electors, developed by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, is a list of all persons in the country who are registered to vote at elections.

Principal Statistics

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