State of the Nation's Children


Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Key information

A compendium of key indicators of children's well-being covering socio-demographics, children's relationships, children's outcomes in education and health, social, emotional and behavioural outcomes and formal and informal supports.


Prepared by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs in association with Central Statistics Office and the Health Promotion Research Centre of the National University of Ireland, Galway.


All children under the age of 18 years.


Every 2 years

Reference period

Varying by indicator

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Varying by indicator


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


People and Society - Social Conditions

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