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Statistics

Here's everything we know about Ireland

The Central Statistics Office has released new figures giving a breakdown of over the last year.

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IT MAY STILL only be November, but the Central Statistics Office has issued a breakdown of the year in stats.

The statistical yearbook comes in a number of graphs and is divided down into six areas of Irish life including business, society, transport and tourism, agriculture, people and business.

This year the data from the CSO has been issued only as an online document and most of the information is looking back at 2013.

Births

The new figures show that there has been a substantial decrease in the number of teen pregnancies between 2013 and 2012. The numbers dropped from 1,613 to to 1,354 over the year’s period.

Since 2008, there has been a decrease of 43% – or 1,013 – in the number of teenage births.

Overall in 2013 there were 68,930 births.

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It was also found that the top baby names for the year were Jack – for boys, and Emily – for girls. Jack has been the most popular boys name since 2007, while Emily has shared the top position with Emma and Sophie.

Crime

Some areas of crime have seen substantial reductions, while others have remained steady. The number of controlled drug offences has dropped by 35% since 2008 – from 23,404 to 15,394 between 2008 and 2013.

There has also been a drop of more than 50% in dangerous or negligent acts in the five-year period leading up to 2013. The number of these types of incidents dropped from 19,587 to 7,665.

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Transport and tourism 

Tourism last year saw more trips taken into Ireland (7 million) than Irish people took holidays out (6.6 million). The amount spent by visitors here in 2013 totaled over €3 billion. The country from which we receive the most visitors is Great Britain.

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Ireland’s population for 2014 was found to be 4,609,600. Out of these – the biggest age category was the 35-64 year olds, who make 1,800,900 people. 

Education

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The new statistics show that that the trend of the numbers in third-level education increasing has continued. For the 2013/14 academic year there was 168,982 students in third-level education. This is an increase of more than 40,000 from the 2000/01 academic year when the figure stood at 126,300.

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Overall, the total number of people in education for the academic year 2013/14 stood at 1,072,477.

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