IRELAND

Capital Dublin
Area (km2) 70 273
Total population (thousands, 2018) 4 867
Population density (per km2) 69
National currency Euro (EUR)
National statistical office www.cso.ie
Central Statistics Office
Women in the labour force, 2019
   percentage of total for both sexes 46%
Gender pay gap
   monthly earnings, 2014 26%
   hourly wage, 2017 14%
Women in part-time employment, 2019
   percentage of employed women 31%
Female tertiary students, 2017
   percentage of total for both sexes 52%
Female victims of homicide, 2017
   percentage of total for both sexes 30%
Women researchers, 2017
   percentage of total for both sexes 36%
Life expectancy at birth, 2018
   females, years 84.1
   males, years 80.5
Life expectancy at 65, 2018
   females, years 21.6
   males, years 19.1
Total fertility rate, 2018
   average number of children per woman 1.8
Adolescent fertility rate, 2018
   number of live births per 1000 women aged 15-19 6.2
Mean age of women at birth of first child, 2018
   age in years 30.5
 
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
Employment
 (% change over previous year)
2.7
3.6
3.7
3.0
3.2
2.9
Unemployment rate
 (%)
11.9
10.0
8.4
6.7
5.8
5.0
Youth unemployment rate
 (%)
23.4
20.2
16.8
14.4
13.8
12.5
GDP
   current prices, millions of US dollars, PPP, 2019 436 037
GDP, per capita
   current prices, US dollars, PPP, 2019 88 497
Exports of goods and services
   % of GDP, 2019 126.8
Imports of goods and services
   % of GDP, 2019 112.4
Final consumption expenditure, per capita
   current prices, US dollars, PPP, 2019 37 500
Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)
   EUR per USD, US=1, 2019 0.796
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, 2018 2 045
   Motorways
      total length in kilometres, 2018 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, 2018 2 598
      million tonne-kilometres, 2018 89
   Traffic, roads
      million passenger-kilometres, 2011 33 686
      million tonne-kilometres, 2018 11 537