Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Ceisteanna (295)

Seán Fleming

Ceist:

295. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the current average age of full-time staff across the Civil Service; the way this compares with the average age of public servants in each year from 2010 to 2013, inclusive; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20894/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

Data on the average age of civil servants across the Civil Service are set out in the following table. The average age has increased from just under 45 in 2010 to over 46 in 2013.  The increase is, in part, due to the necessary restrictions on recruitment introduced in 2009 as part of the response to the economic and fiscal crisis.  Workforce Planning, being carried out across the Civil Service, was introduced to provide Departments and Offices with a framework for analysing their current workforce, including age demographics, and defining their future workforce requirements relative to their strategy, budget and business planning process. For 2010 to 2013, the average age in each year was as follows:

YEAR

AVERAGE AGE

2010

44.75

2011

45.48

2012

45.82

2013

46.55