IRELAND

Capital Dublin
Area (km2) 70 273
Total population (thousands, 2017) 4 807
Population density (per km2) 68
National currency Euro (EUR)
National statistical office www.cso.ie
Central Statistics Office
Women in the labour force, 2017
   percentage of total for both sexes 46%
Gender pay gap
   monthly earnings, 2014 26%
   hourly wage, 2014 14%
Women in part-time employment, 2017
   percentage of employed women 32%
Female tertiary students, 2016
   percentage of total for both sexes 52%
Female victims of homicide, 2017
   percentage of total for both sexes 30%
Women researchers, 2015
   percentage of total for both sexes 35%
Life expectancy at birth, 2017
   females, years 84.0
   males, years 80.4
Life expectancy at 65, 2017
   females, years 21.4
   males, years 19.0
Total fertility rate, 2017
   average number of children per woman 1.8
Adolescent fertility rate, 2017
   number of live births per 1000 women aged 15-19 6.8
Mean age of women at birth of first child, 2017
   age in years 30.3
 
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Employment
 (% change over previous year)
2.9
2.7
3.6
3.7
3.0
3.2
Unemployment rate
 (%)
13.8
11.9
10.0
8.4
6.7
5.8
Youth unemployment rate
 (%)
26.7
23.4
20.2
16.8
14.4
..
GDP
   current prices, millions of US dollars, PPP, 2018 415 179
GDP, per capita
   current prices, US dollars, PPP, 2018 85 416
Exports of goods and services
   % of GDP, 2018 122.3
Imports of goods and services
   % of GDP, 2018 89.2
Final consumption expenditure, per capita
   current prices, US dollars, PPP, 2018 36 663
Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)
   EUR per USD, US=1, 2018 0.780
Forest resources
   Area of forest
 (percentage of land area, 2015)
11
   Wood volume
 (m3 per inhabitant, 2015)
25
Transport infrastructure, road accidents and traffic
   Railways
      total length in kilometres, 2017 1 931
   Motorways
      total length in kilometres, 2017 916
   Persons injured in road accidents
      per million inhabitants, 2015 1 665
   Persons killed in road accidents
      per million inhabitants, 2017 33
   Traffic, railways
      million passenger-kilometres, 2017 2 306
      million tonne-kilometres, 2017 100
   Traffic, roads
      million passenger-kilometres, 2011 33 686
      million tonne-kilometres, 2017 11 759