Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (21)

Joan Burton

Question:

21. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach further to Parliamentary Question No. 102 of 20 September 2017, the reason Irish life tables 17 has not been published to date by the Central Statistics Office; and when same will be published. [31797/19]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

Irish Life Tables are calculated based on population data from the Census of Population and three years of final mortality data, centred on the Census year. Irish Life Tables no. 17 will be based on the Census of Population 2016 and final mortality data for 2015, 2016 and 2017. Final mortality data for 2017 will only be available in October 2019.

Work on Life Tables no. 17 must await the availability of final mortality data for 2017. When final deaths data for 2017 are available, work on Life Tables no. 17 can then commence, with a planned publication date in 2020. A more precise publication date for 2020 will be available by end 2019.