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Summary statistics
Region 2015 Northern Europe  
Surface area (sq km) 2014 69797  
Population (proj., 000) 2016 4714  
Pop. density (per sq km) 2016 68.4  
Capital city 2015 Dublin  
Capital city pop. (000) 2015 1169  
Currency 2015 Euro (EUR)  
UN membership date 2013 14 December 1955  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2014 250814  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 220063  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 211383  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2014 5.2  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2010 0.4  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2005 6.3  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2014 53648.1  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 47660.2  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 50285.1  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2014 1.6 Excludes irrigation canals and landscaping care.  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2010 1.1 Excludes irrigation canals and landscaping care.  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2005 1.2 Excludes irrigation canals and landscaping care.  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2014 25.6 Excludes publishing activities, includes irrigation canals.  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2010 26.7 Excludes publishing activities, includes irrigation canals.  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2005 34.5 Excludes publishing activities, includes irrigation canals.  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2014 72.8 Excludes repair of personal and household goods. Includes publishing activities and landscaping care.  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2010 72.3 Excludes repair of personal and household goods. Includes publishing activities and landscaping care.  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2005 64.4 Excludes repair of personal and household goods. Includes publishing activities and landscaping care.  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2014 6.1 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 2.  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2010 4.8 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 2.  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2005 6.0 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 2.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2014 18.4 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 2.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2010 20.2 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 2.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2005 27.6 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 2.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2014 75.2 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 2.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2010 74.4 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 2.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2005 65.8 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 2.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2014 11.3 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 13.9 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 4.3 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2014 52.7/68.2 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2010 53.3/69.2 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2005 52.4/72.9 Estimate.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2014 134  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 128  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 119  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 99 2013.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 100  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 99 2013.  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 100  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Index of industrial production (2005=100) 2014 129 Excluding water and waste management.  
Index of industrial production (2005=100) 2010 109 Excluding water and waste management.  
Index of industrial production (2005=100) 2005 100 Excluding water and waste management.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2014 8914 Break in the time series.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 2319  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -7150  
Exports (million US$) 2015 123152.3  
Imports (million US$) 2015 74334.5  
Balance (million US$) 2015 48817.8  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2015 United States (23.6), United Kingdom (13.9), Belgium (13.1)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2015 United Kingdom (26.6), United States (14.6), France (10.6)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.3  
Urban population (%) 2015 63.2  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.6  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.0  
Life expectancy at birth (females/males, years) 2010-2015 82.7/78.4  
Total dependency ratio (Pop. aged 0-14 & 65+ per 100 pop. 15-64) 2015 54  
International migrant stock (000/% of total pop.) mid-2015 746.3/15.9  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2014 8813 Including tourists from Northern Ireland.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2015 10252 Refugee population relates to the end of 2014.  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 3  
Health: Total expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 7.8  
Health: Physicians (per 1 000 pop.) 2013 2.7  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 5.8 2012.  
Education: Primary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 103.1/102.6 2013.  
Education: Secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 127.5/124.8 2012.  
Education: Tertiary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 75.2/71.2 2013.  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100 000 pop.) 2014 1.1  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2016 16.3  
Environment
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2014 104.3  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2014 79.7 Population age 16-74.  
Patents: Resident filings (per million pop.) 2014 191.0  
Threatened species 2015 39  
Forested area (% of land area) 2013 10.8 Estimate.  
CO2 emission estimates (000 tons/tons per capita) 2013 34965/7.5  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 95  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2013 117.0  
Terrestrial and marine areas protected (% of total area) 2014 3.5  
Population using improved drinking water sources (urban/rural, %) 2015 97.9/97.8  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (urban/rural, %) 2015 89.1/92.9  
Net Official Development Assistance disbursed (% of GNI) 2014 0.4 Development Assistance Committee member (OECD).  
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