๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Life Expectancy in Ireland

83.02 years
Average Life Expectancy (both sexes)
81.39 years
Average Life Expectancy Males
84.66 years
Average Life Expectancy Females

The current average life expectancy for Ireland in 2024 is 83.0245 years of age. A 0.18% increase from 2023, when the average life expectancy was 82.8746 years, from birth to death. In the future, Ireland's average life expectancy is projected to increase to 92.2843 years of age, by the year 2100. A total increase of the average life expectancy for people living in Ireland by 11.15% from today's standard. This positive trend can be attributed to technological advancements, a better standard of living, and an icrease in healthcare availability.

Historic Life Expectancy in Ireland (1950-2024)

Between 1950 to 2024 the average life expectancy of people living in Ireland has increased from 65.5775 to 83.0245 years. That is an 26.61% increase that allow people of the country to live an extra 17.447 years of life, on average.

Year Life Expectancy (Age) Life Expectancy Male Life Expectancy Female
1950 65.5775 64.5026 66.7364
1951 64.7533 63.5056 66.1061
1952 67.1655 65.7702 68.6932
1953 67.9099 66.6917 69.2233
1954 68.0061 66.4579 69.6991
1955 67.9963 66.483 69.6488
1956 68.957 67.335 70.7219
1957 69.0017 67.4917 70.6381
1958 69.2744 67.5698 71.1321
1959 69.4239 67.5995 71.423
1960 70.1704 68.4851 71.9894
1961 69.6388 67.8499 71.5979
1962 69.9478 67.9731 72.1099
1963 70.1907 68.294 72.263
1964 70.4468 68.4869 72.5928
1965 70.6441 68.5553 72.9424
1966 70.1571 68.0953 72.445
1967 71.201 69.0801 73.5193
1968 70.8861 68.7214 73.2725
1969 70.8003 68.7264 73.0863
1970 70.8348 68.5843 73.335
1971 71.6227 69.2895 74.1815
1972 70.9563 68.5919 73.5733
1973 71.1728 68.7185 73.8873
1974 71.1153 68.6383 73.8395
1975 71.6912 69.175 74.4599
1976 71.8001 69.3612 74.4765
1977 71.9423 69.4935 74.6272
1978 71.9338 69.3488 74.776
1979 72.1829 69.3886 75.2908
1980 72.5397 69.9324 75.3916
1981 72.8896 70.1635 75.8797
1982 73.1579 70.4706 76.084
1983 73.1813 70.4038 76.2179
1984 73.6253 70.9135 76.5515
1985 73.5641 70.7582 76.6286
1986 73.6129 70.8466 76.6249
1987 74.4098 71.6485 77.3556
1988 74.4285 71.6963 77.3201
1989 74.4543 71.7437 77.3021
1990 74.8418 72.1086 77.7199
1991 75.031 72.2847 77.9024
1992 75.4278 72.6791 78.2883
1993 75.2942 72.5596 78.1612
1994 75.8013 73.0516 78.6585
1995 75.4783 72.7618 78.3129
1996 75.83 73.0619 78.7019
1997 75.98 73.3579 78.6709
1998 76.1889 73.396 79.0807
1999 76.094 73.4248 78.8455
2000 76.5423 73.9417 79.1836
2001 77.1087 74.488 79.7702
2002 77.5999 74.9544 80.2753
2003 78.1107 75.6377 80.5609
2004 78.5126 76.0125 80.9952
2005 78.9162 76.5989 81.1813
2006 79.1518 76.7636 81.5194
2007 79.5547 77.2376 81.839
2008 79.7625 77.4666 82.0399
2009 80.0461 77.6587 82.412
2010 80.5226 78.2515 82.7483
2011 80.6332 78.4423 82.7825
2012 80.7523 78.5945 82.8734
2013 80.9675 78.9201 82.9822
2014 81.3067 79.2601 83.319
2015 81.4163 79.5194 83.2871
2016 81.5498 79.6477 83.429
2017 81.9168 80.1009 83.7185
2018 82.0863 80.2878 83.8779
2019 82.2586 80.4756 84.0395
2020 82.4699 80.8101 84.1308
2021 81.9976 80.2476 83.7675
2022 82.716 81.0173 84.4123
2023 82.8746 81.2096 84.5368
2024 83.0245 81.386 84.6607

How is life expectancy calculated?

Life expectancy represent the average number of years of life remaining in a group of people. The numbers above represent life expectancy of the population in Ireland, calculated from birth.

Future Life Expectancy in Ireland (2024-2100)

Ireland's average life expectancy is projected to increase in the future. By the year 2100, the country will have reached an average life expectancy of 92.2843 years of age. An 11.15% increase from today's standard.

Year Life Expectancy (Age) Life Expectancy Male Life Expectancy Female
2024 83.0245 81.386 84.6607
2025 83.1814 81.576 84.7839
2026 83.3319 81.7645 84.8944
2027 83.48 81.9378 85.0164
2028 83.6404 82.124 85.1496
2029 83.7925 82.295 85.2819
2030 83.9379 82.4649 85.4016
2031 84.0823 82.6337 85.5207
2032 84.2187 82.7876 85.639
2033 84.3545 82.9408 85.7567
2034 84.495 83.093 85.885
2035 84.6347 83.2442 86.0123
2036 84.7612 83.3811 86.1275
2037 84.8939 83.5305 86.2421
2038 85.0189 83.6659 86.3559
2039 85.1538 83.8006 86.491
2040 85.2773 83.9345 86.6032
2041 85.4104 84.0675 86.7362
2042 85.5323 84.1998 86.8468
2043 85.6531 84.3311 86.9566
2044 85.7835 84.4619 87.0868
2045 85.9027 84.5918 87.1951
2046 86.0313 84.7209 87.3232
2047 86.149 84.8492 87.4299
2048 86.2757 84.9767 87.556
2049 86.3919 85.1034 87.6611
2050 86.5171 85.2294 87.7854
2051 86.6414 85.3546 87.9086
2052 86.7583 85.467 88.0307
2053 86.8807 85.5907 88.1519
2054 86.9865 85.7017 88.2526
2055 87.1073 85.8239 88.3718
2056 87.2359 85.9449 88.5086
2057 87.3549 86.0655 88.6256
2058 87.4728 86.185 88.7413
2059 87.59 86.3038 88.856
2060 87.7062 86.4218 88.9698
2061 87.8214 86.5391 89.0826
2062 87.9443 86.6556 89.212
2063 88.0577 86.7713 89.3227
2064 88.1783 86.8861 89.4495
2065 88.2949 87.0107 89.5577
2066 88.4186 87.1344 89.682
2067 88.5269 87.2462 89.7878
2068 88.6424 87.3573 89.9093
2069 88.7487 87.4677 90.0133
2070 88.862 87.5774 90.1325
2071 88.9845 87.7066 90.2503
2072 89.095 87.8144 90.3667
2073 89.2151 87.9416 90.482
2074 89.3231 88.0474 90.5957
2075 89.4479 88.1727 90.7238
2076 89.5535 88.277 90.8349
2077 89.6682 88.3997 90.9448
2078 89.7786 88.5019 91.0678
2079 89.8913 88.6226 91.175
2080 90.0027 88.742 91.2809
2081 90.1098 88.8416 91.3996
2082 90.226 88.9592 91.517
2083 90.3402 89.075 91.6323
2084 90.454 89.1903 91.7466
2085 90.5661 89.304 91.859
2086 90.6839 89.4171 91.9835
2087 90.7878 89.5287 92.0798
2088 90.9183 89.6567 92.2136
2089 91.0256 89.7658 92.3198
2090 91.1379 89.8743 92.4373
2091 91.2484 89.9813 92.5527
2092 91.3665 90.1039 92.6665
2093 91.4833 90.2251 92.7787
2094 91.5896 90.3284 92.8889
2095 91.7032 90.4467 92.9975
2096 91.8262 90.5638 93.1271
2097 91.939 90.6641 93.2545
2098 92.0613 90.7939 93.3685
2099 92.1655 90.8915 93.4806
2100 92.2843 91.018 93.5908

Factors that Affect Life Expectancy

Just like any other region or country, Ireland's life expectancy is influenced by a variety of factors, that include both individual and population-level factors. Broadly speaking, life expectancy is most affected by fertility rate, deaths, immigration and emigration. Some of the individual and population-level factors listed below can get you a better insight into its causes and affects of life expectancy.

Healthcare and Medical Advances

Access to quality healthcare, advancements in medical technology, and improvements in disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment play a significant role in increasing life expectancy. This includes vaccinations, antibiotics, surgical procedures, and the management of chronic conditions can greatly increase life expectancy of a country or region.

Socioeconomic Status

Income, education, and occupation are strongly correlated with life expectancy. Higher socioeconomic status typically provides individuals with better access to healthcare, healthier living conditions, and improved overall well-being, contributing to longer life expectancy of a country or region.

Environmental Factors

Environmental conditions can impact life expectancy. Access to clean air, water, and sanitation, as well as exposure to environmental pollutants and hazardous substances, can affect health outcomes and life expectancy.

Social Support and Relationships

Strong social connections, supportive relationships, and community engagement has also been linked to improved health outcomes and increased life expectancy. Social isolation and loneliness, on the other hand, can have negative effects on health and decrease life expectancy.

Access to and Quiality of Education

Education is associated with better health outcomes and increased life expectancy. It promotes healthier behaviors, improves health literacy, and provides individuals with opportunities for better employment and income.

Public Health Measures

Effective public health measures, such as disease surveillance, prevention programs, and health education campaigns, can have a significant impact on life expectancy by reducing the incidence and impact of infectious diseases, promoting healthy behaviors, and improving overall population health.

Immigration and Emigration

Life expectancy of a region or country is also affected by immigration of emigration. If healthier people immigrate or emigrate from a country, the life expectancy numbers of those two regions will be influenced by the movement of said people.

Causes of Positive Life Expectancy in Ireland

Causes of Negative Life Expectancy in Ireland

Data Information

Data found on this page is based on the medium fertility variant of the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022.

Data Sources

The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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