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Ireland
Summary statistics
Region Northern Europe  
Currency Euro (EUR)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 69825  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 4526  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 64.8  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Dublin (1121)  
United Nations membership date 14 December 1955  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2011 221022  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 207255  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 202752  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 1.4  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 -0.8  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 5.9  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 48836.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 46367.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 48761.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 39409.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 38903.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 42046.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 10.1  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 12.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 26.7  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 0.77 Market rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 0.75 Market rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 0.85 Market rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2011 144  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 954  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -7150  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 131  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 128  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 119  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2011 109  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2010 109  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2005 100  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 104  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 101  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 104  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 101  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2011 14.4  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 13.6  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 4.3  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2011 18.9 European Labour Force Survey (Eurostat).  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 19.5 European Labour Force Survey (Eurostat).  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 27.9 Second quarter. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2011 4.6 European Labour Force Survey (Eurostat).  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 4.6 European Labour Force Survey (Eurostat).  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 5.9 Second quarter. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 52.6  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 52.4  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 51.9  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 68.5  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 68.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 72.5  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 7630 Includes tourists from North Ireland.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 7134 Includes tourists from North Ireland. Methodology revised. Data are not strictly comparable with those of previous years.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 7333 Includes tourists from North Ireland.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2011 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 1356 2009.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 1502  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 153.6  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 151.7  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 152.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 76.8  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 69.9  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 41.6  
Exports (million US$) 2011 129346.4  
Imports (million US$) 2011 67075.9  
Balance (million US$) 2011 62270.5  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 United States (23.1), United Kingdom (15.6), Belgium (14.5)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 United Kingdom (34.6), United States (12.2), Germany (7.7)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.1  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.6  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.3  
Urban population (%) 2012 62.5  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 21.5  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 18.1/16.0  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 100.3  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 83.2/78.4  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 3.9  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.1  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 64.8 Age group 18 to 49 years. 2004-2005.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 898.6/19.6  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 13688  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 6.5  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 114.0/111.7  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 52.4  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 0.5/2.1  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 15.1  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 33  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 11.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 41608/9.4  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 3253.0  
Rainfall in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 733  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 6.3/12.8  
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