Health and Care in Northern Ireland

Theme overview

In 2012, 66,000 people were directly employed across local health and social organisations, the vast majority (81%) were women.

In 2011/12 there were 600,000 inpatient/day case admissions to hospital and 725,000 attendances at Accident & Emergency.

The lowest death rate ever was recorded in 2011 with 14,200 deaths, or just under 8 deaths per 1,000 population, with a median age at death of 76 for men and 82 for women.


More information

Official statistical information on health comes from DHSSPS.


Other key sources

Statistics on Primary Health Care
Northern Ireland Cancer Registry

Detailed small area statistics can be obtained from the Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information Service website

Interactive content on mortality can be found here.