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Table 3 Age distribution of Irish population aged 50+ in 2011 Censusa

From: The NEIL Memory Research Unit: psychosocial, biological, physiological and lifestyle factors associated with healthy ageing: study protocol

Age group N % of population aged 50+
50-59 518,908 40.76
60-69 392,424 30.82
70-79 233,226 18.32
80+ 128,529 10.10
Total population aged 50+ 1,273,087  
Total population 4,588,252  
  1. aData for these calculations was taken from the “Profile 2: Older and Younger” report of the 2011 Census of Ireland (Central Statistics Office 2011)