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.
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.