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CSO launches ‘one-stop-shop’ for data on gender equality in Ireland | BreakingNews.ie

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A new gender quality database has been launched by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), publishing figures across various topics, including pay, work, sport, and life expectancy.

The hub, described as a “one-stop-shop” for information on men and women in Ireland, has been set-up using data from the CSO and other public service bodies.

The hub will be continually updated with the latest data, replacing the CSO’s Women and Men in Ireland publication, however, a snapshot showing trends across the various areas examined will also be published annually.

Launching the hub, the CSO highlighted that the Gender Pay Gap (GPG) in Ireland was 9.6 per cent in 2022.

Just under one third of employed women were noted as working part-time (31 per cent), compared to 14 per cent of their male counterparts, and while women made up 49 per cent of the overall workforce, they accounted for just one quarter of the top 1 per cent of earners.

Irish men ranked higher in terms of life expectancy compared to other European countries, placing fifth, while Irish women were further back, placing 15th.

The CSO also noted that in 2021, Ireland ranked ninth on the Gender Quality Index against other European countries, having dropped two places from 2020.

“The hub is designed to increase the frequency of updates and simplify the process of finding and accessing data on women and men in Ireland,” Emma Hogan from the CSO’s statistical systems co-ordination unit said.

“The structure of the hub allows the flexibility to add new data as it becomes available, to include new topics, and to have more regular updates,” she added.

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