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# Central Statistics Office

Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# Electricity
Wholesale electricity prices fell 40% in past year, but savings for customers will be delayed
Daragh Cassidy from price comparison website, has said that prices for consumers still remain high and may not fall for months.
Last month
April 2023
Close to three in 10 people 'severely limited by a health problem' at risk of poverty
More than one in five severely limited by a health problem are unable to afford to adequately heat their home, and close to a quarter are unable to afford new clothes.
This year
# housing figures
24,000 or 30,000 new homes? Leo Varadkar says 30,000 as he backs CSO in housing figures row
Construction Information Services have said that there were only around 24,000 new homes built in 2022. The CSO says it was 30,000.
Last year
# Population
Ireland's population grows at highest rate since 2008 in last 12 months - CSO
The Central Statistics Office estimates Ireland’s population to be 5.1 million.
# Housing Crisis
CSO: Property prices across the country rose by 14.4% in the year to May
Price inflation fell for the second consecutive month, however..
# vacant property tax
Census shows 166,000 vacant properties in Ireland, with over 48,000 vacant for six years
Vacant property levels have fallen 9% since 2016.
# Public Transport
Public transport use approaches pre-pandemic levels
It comes following a 20% cut in the cost of public transport fares.
# price pressures
Construction costs surge again in April as inflation continues to pump up wholesale prices
Structural steel and fabricated metal prices were up 42% and 38.5% respectively over 12 months.
# Cost of Living
Despite prices falling at the pump, annual Irish consumer price inflation hit 7% in April — a 22-year high
Consumer price inflation has now been rising at an annual pace of 5% or more since October 2022.
# Census
'It's a complete farce': Homes across east Clare have yet to receive census forms
People fear parts of east Clare could lose out on public services as their population will be undercounted.
# Central Statistics Office
Electricity consumption by data centres up 32% in 2021, new figures show
The figures show that data centres are now consuming more electricity than rural homes.
# crime stats
Victims and offenders in one in seven sexual violence cases aged under 18, says CSO
In 2021, 82% of victims of sexual violence were women, with 2,357 cases being reported to Gardaí.
# irish census
Census forms set to be completed this evening across Ireland
The census was postponed last year due to Covid-19.
# census 2022
Apartment dwellers asked to help Census workers deliver forms to apartment blocks
The Central Statistics Office raised concerns that enumerators could not access gated communities and apartment blocks.
# is ainm dom
Here's what the most popular baby names were in Ireland last year
There’s a new number one for girls yet again.
# Consumer Price Index
CSO examining how to show 'disproportionate' impact of soaring inflation on poorer families
Campaigners have warned that soaring inflation is hitting lower-income households differently.
# residential property
Property prices jump 14% with regional areas still rising faster than Dublin
It’s the 13th consecutive month of rising property prices.
PUP and Live Register numbers rose by 5.8% in December
The number of PUP recipients recorded last month has fallen by 82% compared to the 308,357 recipients in December 2020.
Slight rise in unemployment in December, with the PUP reopening due to Covid restrictions
The unemployment rate in December 2021, adjusted due to the PUP, stood at 7.5%.
# Central Statistics Office
Over half of households in receipt of housing assistance at risk of poverty in 2020
New CSO figures show that nearly one million people were at risk of poverty in 2020 when housing costs were taken into account.
# retail sales
Irish shoppers splashed out on clothes and DIY supplies in the lead-up to Christmas
But the volume of sales in pubs was still 29.2% below pre-pandemic levels in November, the CSO said.
All time
# Inflation
Irish consumer prices rise 5.3% during biggest annual increase in 20 years
Soaring petrol, diesel and energy prices continue to drive inflation, the CSO said.
# Central Statistics Office
62% of internet users saw content they believed was ‘untrue or doubtful’ in 2021
Of those who came across such content, 64% checked its veracity by checking sources online, figures from the Central Statistics Office show.
# Inflation
Cost of living concerns mount as October sees largest annual jump in consumer prices since 2007
Electricity and fuel costs are the main drivers of inflation currently, the Central Statistics Office said.
# household savings
Households saved more than €31 billion in 2020, CSO figures show
Savings made during the pandemic have brought the financial net worth of households to an all-time high of €312.8 billion, the CSO said.
# quite a jump
August saw the largest annual jump in consumer prices in nearly a decade
It follows a sharp drop-off in prices last year due to public health restrictions.
# Survey
Half of parents living with an adult child would like them to move out
90% of adults who live with their parents agree.
Almost half of criminals released from prison re-offended within a year, new figures show
The number of offenders who go on to reoffend dropped from 54% in 2011 to 48% in 2018.
Levels of recorded crime fall sharply during the Covid pandemic - except for fraud
However, the number of fraud incidents increased in the last year by more than 13% compared with the previous year.
# through the floor
Imports from Britain have dropped by over €900 million since Brexit
Meanwhile, Britain accounted for just 7% of exports from Ireland.
# Central Statistics Office
Nine in ten people would get a Covid-19 vaccine next week if offered, says CSO report
A total of 1,621 people were surveyed by the CSO as part of the fifth round of surveying for the Social Impact of Covid-19.
# Survey
Half of fifth and sixth year pupils experiencing 'major negative' impact on learning due to Covid-19
The findings are contained in the CSO’s latest ‘Social Impact of Covid-19 Survey’.
# say my name
Here's what the most popular baby names were in Ireland last year
There’s a new number one for girls.
Life satisfaction levels are at the lowest levels ever due to Covid-19 pandemic, CSO survey says
Almost six in 10 (57.1%) people have said that their mental health has been impacted negatively by the pandemic.
Covid-19 is the fourth most common underlying cause for registered deaths in Ireland so far this year
The CSO published an analysis of data on the underlying causes of death, including Covid-19, from January to October 2020.
# 100-year rule
The CSO has alerted the gardaí after extracts from the 1926 Census were published on social media
The individual who posted the information was contacted by the CSO and has agreed to remove the material.
Irish house prices rise again following slight decline during Covid-19 lockdown
The figures were revealed by the Central Statistics Office today.
# Coronavirus
Dublin, Kildare and Limerick account for two-thirds of all new Covid-19 cases
A total of 497 cases were recorded in the week ending 4 September.
# Coronavirus
Almost half of new Covid-19 cases linked to outbreaks in workplaces
The CSO has been analysing the statistics for the number of people who contracted or died from Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.
Unemployment rate - including those on PUP - stands at 16.7%
Just over 41% of people in the labour force aged between 15 and 24 were unemployed in July.