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Press Statement

Preasráiteas

16 March 2018

Ireland - Facts and Figures 2017

  • Ireland’s total imported energy dependency was 69% in 1990 but was 85% in 2014
  • The number of people aged 65 and older according to Census 2016 stands at 637,567 and 22,762 of these live in a nursing home
  • In 2015, there were 1,196 set of twins, 31 sets of triplets and 1 set of quadruplets born
  • The EU accounted for €60,083 million or 51% of total goods exported in 2016 (Belgium 12%, Great Britain 11%) while the USA accounted for 26% of total exports
  • A total of 205.6 million passengers were carried on scheduled bus services, 34.0 million travelled on the Luas and 42.8 million passengers travelled by train in 2016
  • Since 1856 cattle numbers have increased consistently from 2.8 million in 1856 to 7.2 million in 2016

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today (16 February 2018) published Ireland- Facts and Figures 2017 (PDF 4,097KB) . This new publication presents a statistical picture of Ireland and is compiled mainly from data previously published by the CSO.

This publication presents a comprehensive picture of Ireland, with detailed and colourful information, tables, graphs and infographics, across a wide range of topics.

Ireland – Facts & Figures 2017 is provided in PDF format to allow users to print this publication.

 

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