Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Department of An Taoiseach
Séamus Kirk (Louth, Fianna Fail)
Question 107: To ask the Taoiseach the number of persons over the age of 65 years in County Louth as of January 2012; if he will provide a gender breakdown of the figures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7749/12]
Paul Kehoe (Minister of State and Government Chief Whip, Department of An Taoiseach; Wexford, Fine Gael)
The detailed results of the 2011 Census of Population, which are due to be published at the end of March, will include a breakdown of the population by age and county in April 2011. In the meantime, the exact information requested by the Deputy is not available.
However, the annual Population and Migration Estimates include an estimate of the number of persons aged 65 years and over in each Regional Authority area. These estimates are not compiled at County level. The latest annual estimate for the Border Region (of which Louth is part) is that there were 60,800 persons aged 65 or over in the region in April 2011: 28,600 men and 32,200 women. The annual estimates are subject to revision when the more detailed Census results become available.