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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Central Statistics Office

All time
# counting on you
High demand expected for census jobs - get your application in early
The recruitment process starts tomorrow.
# Stats
Births, deaths, crimes, marriages and sales - A snapshot of a year in Ireland
It was quite a year.
# Heart Health
Strokes kill twice as many women in Ireland as breast cancer
Figures show 42% more women in Ireland than men die from stroke, though men have a greater chance of having a stroke.
# Unemployment
The dole queue has shrunk to a post-recession low... And Joan Burton's happy
Each person off the Live Register and into a job saves the taxpayer €20,000 a year, the government says.
# to shop or not to shop
Alcohol is getting more expensive, but shoes are cheaper than they were in 2013
Buying tobacco and eating out will also set you back a bit more.
# Beep beep
A LOT of new cars have been bought in Ireland this year
Over 20,000 more new cars have been bought in Ireland so far this year, compared with 2013.
# Tying the knot
Want to get married on a Sunday in January? You're literally* the only person who does
*Slight exaggeration – there are a few of you.
# Building
Ireland is building even fewer homes than in 2013
New figures show that the volume of residential has decreased for a second quarter.
# toil and trouble
13.4% jump in prices means we have a 'frothy' property market - but is it a bubble?
Latest data from the CSO shows that prices around the country are significantly higher than last year.
# new cars
July sees big jump in licensing of new vehicles in Ireland
Over 76,300 new private cars were licensed in the first seven months of this year.
# Aviation
Passengers, locations and freight: Here are the key stats for Irish aviation in 2013
Latest CSO figures show rise in passenger levels passing through Irish airports last year.
# Live Register
Almost 3,000 extra young people were signing on last month
Overall, the number of people on the Live Register decreased by 4,400 in June.
# B2B Services
B2B service producer prices up 3.4% in Q1 2014
CSO says this index should not be considered indicative of more general price trends in the economy.
# Property
House, apartment prices up 10.6% nationally in year to May
Latest CSO figures show residential property prices rose 22% in Dublin since May 2013.
# burst bubble
The number of houses granted planning permission will probably surprise you
The latest CSO figures show a drop of 30.5% in the first three months of the year.
# no baby boom
Women in Ireland are having fewer children
Teen pregnancies are down too, according to the CSO.
# prevention
Suicides among young people decreased significantly last year
But the Console charity says the fall hasn’t been matched in other parts of society.
# Labour Force
There are now almost 50,000 more full-time jobs than last year, many of them in agriculture
Nine of the 14 sectors of the economy measured saw an increase in employment over the course of the last year.
Property prices down in March but still 7.8% higher than this time last year
Prices are still 47 per cent lower than they were in the peak of 2007.
# No Wind in the Sales
'Tsunami' of problems trip up retail sales in slow March
The Government is coming under fire from employer bodies who say it’s looking the other way on retail problems.
# Air Mail
Immigrants in Ireland send back €795 million every year
The amount of money sent by emigrants has been declining since 2009.
Households in just four counties have more disposable income than average
CSO figures also found that the gap between the highest and lowest disposable incomes has widened.
# living conditions
Almost 27 per cent of us have experienced two or more types of deprivation
Disposable income, poverty rates and income drops were all looked at in the survey.
# Trade Surplus
Here's how much we're making from overseas trade
Trade gains bump driven by food, essential oils and organic chemical sectors.
# Vroom vroom
Here's how many cars have been sold so far this year...
Toyota leads the field in new car registrations ahead of Volkswagen.
# Money Money Money
Ouch, my wallet: Prices went up by 0.5 per cent last month alone
Clothes and shoes went up by almost 6 per cent alone.
# Vroom vroom
New car sales went up 23 per cent in February
That’s according to the latest figures from the CSO, which compare car sales in February this year with last year.
# Employment
Drop in foreign nationals employed in Ireland
The CSO released new figures today.
# Property
This chart shows just how much Dublin property prices drive up the average
Prices in Dublin might be up 15.7 per cent since last year but national prices, excluding the capital, are down 0.4 per cent.
Column: The State’s new year resolution should be to cherish all children equally
Cuts introduced since the beginning of the economic crisis have had a devastating effect on lone parent families, writes Louise Bayliss.
# Retail
Clothes and shoe sales up in November; books and newspapers down
Retail sector says it is still under pressure.
# Jobs Jobs Jobs
Number of people 'signing on' at lowest since May 2009
The number of people on the Live Register fell by 3,300 last month, according to the Central Statistics Office.
# still rising
Property prices have increased for the eighth month in a row
Residential prices are now 5.6 per cent higher than this time last year.
# good harvest
Price of potatoes drops by almost a third in one year
Good harvest means bigger supply and lower prices for spud-lovers.
# Jobs
Numbers on the Live Register fall again in November, unemployment at 12.5 per cent
More good news for the government this morning.
# Buy and Sell
Dublin property prices up 15 per cent as rest of country shows some positive signs
Although Dublin continues to outpace the rest of the county, today’s figures show that properties outside the capital are showing some early signs of turnaround.
# weekly wages
Education down, ICT up: Average weekly earnings decrease in 9 of 13 sectors measured
The average pre-tax weekly wage is currently at €675.53 — down by 2.4 per cent on this time last year.
# Unemployment
‘Very encouraging’: Fall in unemployment to lowest level since 2009 welcomed
Good news on the employment front according to figures from the Central Statistics Office today with the fall to 12.8 per cent unemployment welcomed by the government.
# Suicide
Eight men died by suicide every week in 2011
The CSO figures for 2011 show that 80 per cent of suicides are carried out by men.
# Statistics
36 girls under 15 gave birth in 2011, but teenage birth rate is dropping
The rate of twins being born has grown, as the average age of mothers rises again.