Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (223)

Richard Bruton

Question:

339 Mr. R. Bruton asked the Minister for Finance the proportion of the Civil Service and of the wider public service who are aged under 30 and the proportion aged 55 to 59 and 60 and 65. [1964/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Finance)

The most recent available information for non-industrial civil servants indicates that around 17% are under the age of 30, about 7% are between the ages of 55 and 59 and just under 3.5% are between the ages of 60 and 65. Excluded from these figures are certain numbers serving in the Irish Prison Service, Garda civilian staff and local recruits working abroad for the Department of Foreign Affairs. Similar information in regard to the wider public sector is not centrally maintained.