In 2014, 66,000 people were directly employed across local health and social organisations, the vast majority (80%) were women.
In 2013/14 there were 610,000 inpatient/day case admissions to hospital and 727,000 attendances at Accident & Emergency.
The number of deaths in 2013 was 15,000, or just over 8 deaths per 1,000 population.
Official statistical information on health comes from DHSSPS.
Detailed small area statistics can be obtained from the Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information Service website
Interactive content on mortality can be found here.