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International Rankings of Ireland - 2024


SOURCE: 2024 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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This table lists the international rankings of Ireland, in all categories that are published in the CIA World Factbook, and those that we derived from them. Additional international rankings of Ireland, can be found in the main country ranks menu.
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Ranked Data Rank Value Year
Communications
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 23 31 2020
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total 67 1.516 million 2020
Internet users - percent of population 8 95 % 2021
Internet users - total 100 4.750 million 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 27 32 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions 62 1.498 million 2022
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 52 108 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions 123 5.374 million 2021
Economy
Average household expenditures - on alcohol and tobacco 13 5.8 % of household expenditures 2018
Average household expenditures - on food 91 9 % of household expenditures 2018
Budget - expenditures 41 97.713 billion US Dollars 2019
Budget - revenues 36 99.784 billion US Dollars 2019
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) 33 0.3 % of GDP 0
Current account balance 8 72.220 billion US Dollars 2021
Debt - external 11 2.829 trillion US Dollars 2019
Exports 14 677.028 billion US Dollars 2021
GDP (official exchange rate) 34 398.476 billion US Dollars 2019
GDP - composition by end use - exports of goods and services 6 119.9 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - government consumption 116 10.1 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - household consumption 178 34 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - imports of goods and services 176 89.7 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in fixed capital 61 23.4 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in inventories 44 1.2 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - agriculture 139 1.2 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - industry 32 38.6 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - services 103 60.2 % of GDP 2017
Gini Index coefficient - distribution of family income 105 30.6 % 2018
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% 74 27.2 % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 2000
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% 22 2.9 % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 0
Imports 19 477.544 billion US Dollars 2021
Industrial production growth rate 6 20.33 % 2021
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 124 2.36 % 2021
Labor force 116 2.518 million US Dollars 2021
Population below poverty line 126 13.1 % 2018
Public debt 57 71.58 % of GDP 2020
Real GDP (purchasing power parity) 41 515.880 billion US Dollars 2021
Real GDP growth rate 12 13.59 % 2021
Real GDP per capita 4 102500 US Dollars 2021
Remittances 158 0.04 2021
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 76 13.247 billion US Dollars 2021
Taxes and other revenues 118 16.51 % of GDP 0
Unemployment rate 111 6.63 % 2021
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - female 110 18.898 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - male 83 16.1 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - total 79 17.4 % 2021
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions - from coal and metallurgical coke 83 1.430 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from consumed natural gas 58 10.965 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from petroleum and other liquids 64 23.080 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Coal - consumption 88 351000 metric tons 2020
Coal - exports 37 132000 metric tons 2020
Coal - imports 69 408000 metric tons 2020
Coal - production 75 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - proven reserves 70 14.000 million metric tons 2019
Electricity - consumption 64 30.627 billion kWh 2020
Electricity - exports 51 1.913 billion kWh 2020
Electricity - imports 58 1.761 billion kWh 2020
Electricity - installed generating capacity 59 11.430 million kWh 2020
Electricity - transmission/distribution losses 80 2.309 billion kWh 2020
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas 87 N/A 2024
Electricity access - electrification - total population 83 N/A 2024
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas 67 N/A 2024
Electricity access - population without electricity 26 N/A 2024
Electricity generation sources - biomass and waste 32 3.6 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - fossil fuels 93 57.8 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - geothermal 17 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - hydroelectricity 117 3.7 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - nuclear 34 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - solar 67 0.2 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - tide and wave 6 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - wind 4 34.8 % 2020
Energy consumption per capita 41 133.674 million Btu/person 2019
Natural gas - consumption 59 5.492 billion cubic meters 2019
Natural gas - exports 57 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - imports 45 2.847 billion cubic meters 2019
Natural gas - production 57 2.652 billion cubic meters 2019
Natural gas - proven reserves 73 9.911 billion cubic meters 2021
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate exports 73 0 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate imports 53 60300 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil estimated reserves 89 0 bbl/day 2021
Petroleum - refined petroleum consumption 65 159100 bbl/day 2019
Petroleum - total petroleum production 101 600 bbl/day 2021
Refined petroleum products - exports 61 37040 bbl/day 2017
Refined petroleum products - imports 49 126600 bbl/day 2017
Refined petroleum products - production 78 64970 bbl/day 2017
Environment
Air pollutants - carbon dioxide emissions 62 37.71 megatons 2016
Air pollutants - methane emissions 76 13.67 megatons 2020
Air pollutants - particulate matter emissions 167 8.2 micrograms per cubic meter 2019
Land use - agricultural land 29 66.1 2018
Land use - arable land 69 15.4 2018
Land use - forest 144 10.9 2018
Land use - permanent crops 86 0 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 15 50.7 2018
Revenue from coal 33 0 % of GDP 2018
Revenue from forest resources 97 0.01 % of GDP 2018
Total renewable water resources 92 52.000 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - agricultural 125 40.000 million cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - industrial 64 520.000 million cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - municipal 48 990.000 million cubic meters 2020
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 104 1.15 2025
Urbanization - urban population 85 64.5 2023
Geography
Area - land 122 68883 sq km 0
Area - total 122 70273 sq km 0
Area - water 51 1.390 million sq km 0
Coastline 71 1448 km 0
Elevation - highest point 134 1041 meters 0
Elevation - lowest point 35 0 meters 0
Elevation - mean elevation 136 118 meters 0
Irrigated land 160 0 sq km 2022
Land boundaries - total 139 490 km 0
Land use - agricultural land 29 66.1 2018
Land use - arable land 69 15.4 2018
Land use - forest 144 10.9 2018
Land use - permanent crops 86 0 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 15 50.7 2018
Military
Military expenditures 48 0.2 % of GDP 2023
Population
Alcohol consumption per capita - beer 9 4.92 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - other alcohols 25 0.82 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - spirits 44 2.29 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - total 14 10.91 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - wine 23 2.88 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Birth rate 122 11.3 births/1,000 population 2023
Child marriage - men married by age 18 45 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 15 58 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 18 82 N/A 2024
Children under the age of 5 years underweight 89 N/A % 0
Contraceptive prevalence rate 130 N/A % 0
Current health expenditure 48 7.1 % of GDP 2020
Currently married women (ages 15-49) 110 52.1 % 2023
Death rate 57 7.1 deaths/1,000 population 2023
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio 51 22.7 % 0
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio 111 4.4 % 2021
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio 101 53.2 % 0
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio 120 30.5 % 0
Drinking water source - improved 27 97 % of population 0
Drinking water source - rural 95 1.9 % of population 0
Drinking water source - total 79 2.6 % of population 2020
Drinking water source - unimproved 38 3 % of population 0
Education expenditures 55 3.1 % of GDP 2020
Gross reproduction rate 86 0.84 % 2023
Infant mortality rate - female 196 3.3201 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - male 160 3.2 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - total 159 3.2 deaths/1,000 live births 2023
Life expectancy at birth - female 62 84.129 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - male 14 80.5 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - total population 18 82.2 years 2023
Literacy - definition 3 N/A 2024
Literacy - female 122 N/A % 0
Literacy - male 100 N/A % 0
Literacy - total population 110 N/A % 0
Maternal mortality ratio 117 5 deaths/100,000 live births 2020
Median age - female 88 40.26 years 0
Median age - male 42 39.4 years 0
Median age - total 40 39.8 years 2023
Mother's mean age at first birth 9 30.9 2020
Net migration rate 13 6.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population 0
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 43 25.3 % 2016
Physicians density 36 3.49 physicians/1,000 population 2020
Population 123 5.324 million 2023
Population growth rate 72 1.09 % 2023
Sanitation facility access - improved 18 97.8 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - rural 112 0.9 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - total 106 1.7 % of population 2020
Sanitation facility access - unimproved 77 2.2 % of population 0
Sex ratio - 0-14 years 11 1.05 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 15-64 years 22 1.01 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 65 years and over 26 0.87 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - at birth 8 1.06 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - total population 21 0.98 male(s)/female 0
Total fertility rate 114 1.72 children born/woman 2023
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 104 1.15 2025
Urbanization - urban population 85 64.5 2023
Transportation
Airports 54 100 2024
Heliports 61 5 2024
Merchant marine - total 89 94 2023
National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers 54 168.710 million 2018
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers 87 1.676 million 2018
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers 15 450 0
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers 19 9 2020
Railways - narrow gauge 66 N/A 2024
Railways - total 103 N/A km 2024
Roadways - paved 135 N/A km 2024
Roadways - total 142 N/A km 2024
Waterways 65 956 km 2010

*CALCULATED FIGURES are those that we calculated from data presented by the CIA World Factbook. For example, we calculated population density by dividing the total population by the land area, the electricity consumption per capita by dividing electricity consumption by the total population, etc.

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