Health and Care in Northern Ireland

Theme overview

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.


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.