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Ireland Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Population (in million) 4.62 4.887 5.21
Global Rank 118th 126th 127th
Global Population Share 0.066% 0.062% 0.061%
Global Population Density 64.72 72.57 78.6
Global Population Density Rank 100th 102nd 104th
Average Life Expectancy 80.34 82.14 83.87
Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 22nd 22nd 21st
Fertility Rate 2 1.97 1.95
Fertility Rate Global Rank 132nd 119th 108th
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

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Ireland Causes of Death
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 1 0.45%
Neonatal disorders 0 0%
Cancers 0 0%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 0 0%
Neonatal infections 2 0.91%
Road accidents 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 84 38.18%
Fire 3 1.36%
Cardiovascular disease 0 0%
Drowning 0 0%
Homicide 1 0.45%
Digestive diseases 0 0%
Kidney disease 2 0.91%

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Highlights of Ireland BMI and Diet Compositions

Comprehensive data on food supply and consumption is published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Data was analyzed by The Global Graph and is published in these below Highlights, Graphs and Tables (Data Quality & definitions)

  • As per United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), average person in Ireland gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 60.27%60.27%
    • Fat : 33.67%33.67%
    • Animal protein : 7.71%7.71%
    • Plant protein : 5.37%5.37%
  • 7.02% increase in caloric supply : Currently Ireland gets 3600/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 3364/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Meat are three major diet compositions in Ireland
  • Wheat, Maize and Rice are three major Cereal preferences in Ireland
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Ireland average intake is 257.29 grams
  • Oranges & Mandarines, Bananas and Apples are three major Fruit Types Intake in Ireland
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Ireland average Fruit intake is 434.41grams
  • In Ireland, average male height is in the increasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 63.60% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Ireland is in the range of obese and Average Female BMI is in range of obese (BMI = Body Mass Index - The WHO define a BMI <=18.5 as 'underweight'; 18.5 to 25 as 'normal/healthy'; 25.0 to 30.0 as 'obese')

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