This is the ninth edition of this easy-to-use reference guide to significant trends in health and health care over the past decade, including population and health status, as well as trends in service provision. This year, new tables, maps and graphs have been included on some specific topics or where new data has been made available. Each section has a brief introduction summarising key statistics.
Read the Health in Ireland Key Trends here
Key trends include:
Further key trends, by section of the booklet, are presented below:
Section 1Â Population and Life Expectancy
Provisional data from Census 2016 show an overall increase of nearly 4% in the total population since the last Census in 2011 but a significant slowdown in growth over the period. As population data by age is not yet available from Census 2016 the CSO population estimates for 2016 are used in Key Trends 2016.
Chapter 2 Health of the Population
Please note that any references below to 2015 mortality dat...