Women and Men in Ireland


Central Statistics Office (CSO)

Key information

National indicators which measure the key differences in the lives of men and women in Ireland are presented according to eight domains. Population: Population profile; Migration. Employment: Employment rates; Labour force participation; Occupations; Employment by sector; Marital status and usual hours worked; Employment and family status; Pensions; Unemployment rates. Social cohesion and lifestyles: Principal economic status; Income and gender pay gap; Risk of poverty; Poverty rates; Early school leavers; Lone parents; Fertility rate; Decision making; Religion; Sports participation; Grants to artists. Education: Second level education; Third-level graduates; Participation in education; Educational attainment; Education personnel. Health: Life expectancy; Death rates; Medical cards; Hospital activity; Mental illness and disability; Carers; Health personnel. Crime: Criminal convictions; Victims of crime. Transport: Travel to work; Road traffic accidents; Driving licences.


An appendix in the annual publication contains details of the many data sources used.


A widespread range of indicators intended to measure key differences in the lives of men and women in Ireland.



Reference period

Varying by indicator

Start date



3 months after the end of the reference period


  • Thematic report
    This report contains statistics from a variety of sources with diverse classifications. This StatCentral portal documents, in separate entries, the particular statistics covered where available from the CSO or other official sources.


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