A NEW report by the CSO shows that those who live in the most affluent areas in the Republic of Ireland live between 4.5 and 5 years longer than those who live in deprived areas.
The gap is revealed in the latest CSO research published today on Mortality Differentials in Ireland 2016-2017.
Least deprived areas
Males – 84.4 years
Females – 87.7
Most deprived areas
Males – 79.4 years
Females – 83.3 years
The research shows that those who live in the least deprived areas live longest (84.4 and 87.7 for males and females respectively), while those in the most deprived areas live an average age of 79.4 and 83.2 years for males and females.
The CSO research also shows that females live 3.5 years longer than men, and people who are married also live a longer life.
Other key findings include:
- Managerial/technical and professional workers have lower mortality rates than those that are unskilled workers
- Mortality rates are lower for married people than for single people
- The higher the level of education the lower the mortality rates
- Galway City and suburbs and Dublin City and suburbs have lowest mortality rates
You can read the report and more about the research here