This publication is the first in a new series of information bulletins produced by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) that aims to provide insights on those who have either died or contracted COVID-19 by using data from the Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting (CIDR) provided to the CSO by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.
The Central Statistics Office of Ireland Press Statement Social Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Men April 2020
Women’s well-being more adversely affected by the COVID-19 crisis
The percentage of women now reporting “Low” satisfaction with overall life is more than double the rate in 2013 (36.7% and 15.1% respectively);
More women (38.6%) than men (26.0%) reported feeling “downhearted and depressed”;
More women than men reported an increase in their consumption of alcohol, tobacco and junk food;
More female respondents reported being ”Extremely” concerned about their own health, somebody else’s health; and maintaining social ties than male respondents.
Almost half (48.6%) of female respondents reported that they would like to return to their place of work after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, compared to less than one in three (31.7%) of male respondents;
Almost nine in ten (88.4%) of female respondents rated their compliance with COVID-19 related government advice and guidelines as “High” compared with just over seven in ten (72.5%) of male respondents.
The Central Statistics Office publication, “Social Impact of COVID-19 Survey" includes such topics as personal well-being, personal concerns related to COVID-19, changes in consumption behaviour and working life since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis.
Also, published today are statistics from the CSO’s Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) Module on Well-being, 2018, which includes comparisons with the SILC Module on Well-being, 2013. Comparing the results from each survey enables an analysis of how these well-being measures have evolved over the period 2013 to April 2020
The Central Statistics Office publication, “Trade Statistics December 2019”, provides data on the movement of goods, exports and imports, between Ireland and other countries. Trade in Goods statistics in this publication are a combination of Customs-based non-EU trade statistics and the Intrastat survey of Irish traders involved in trade with other EU member states.