Growing Up in Ireland is a national study of children. It is the most
significant of its kind ever to take place in this country and will help us to
improve our understanding of all aspects of children and their
The main aim of the study is to paint a full
picture of children in Ireland and how they are developing in the current
social, economic and cultural environment. This information will be used to
assist in policy formation and in the provision of services which will ensure
all children will have the best possible start in life.
Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC)
Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) is a cross-national research study conducted in collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for Europe. The study aims to gain new insight into, and increase our understanding of young people's health and well-being, health behaviours and their social context. In addition, the findings from the HBSC surveys are used to inform and influence children’s policy and practice at national and international levels.
The CSO website has become one of the main information dissemination vehicles for the Office. Over the years, the website has been expanded substantially and now holds a comprehensive amount of statistical information for you, the customer. Since 1998, CSO publishes all statistical releases on the CSO website on the day of release. From January 2003, all publications have been available on our website also. We have also added a new Data Dissemination Service to our website which gives users access to a vast quantity of statistical data. Another addition is the Census Interactive Tables.
Number of pupils at primary and second level, by age, sex, county, school level, school type, subject taught, examination level; classifications by class sizes and pupil-teacher ratios; retention rate; details of education through the Irish language, and on special schools for young offenders; third-level students enrolled by age, sex, county or country of origin, and type of institution; statistics on student grants, scholarships and expenditure funding.
Airo is a research unit and spatial data portal focused on improving evidence informed planning in Ireland. AIRO collects, analyses and provides evidence and tools to support better planning and decision making. The key strengths behind the AIRO team are mapping, data analytics and visualisation, policy advice, research and training.
The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. The OECD work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. They measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment. They analyse and compare data to predict future trends. They also look, at issues that directly affect the lives of ordinary people, like how much they pay in taxes and social security, and how much leisure time they can take. We compare how different countries’ school systems are readying their young people for modern life, and how different countries’ pension systems will look after their citizens in old age.
EUROSTAT database, set up very much in the same way as the CSO with interactive table and quick way of accessing relevant data is to use the Navigation Tree on the opening page.
This strategy seeks to coordinate and mobilise research and data across a range of important bodies in order to achieve a better understanding of children’s lives. It is, therefore, of relevance to a wide variety of stakeholders. The strategy sets an Action Plan under 5 key objectives encompassing 8 action areas, many of which focus on improved use of existing data and information holdings.
The State of the Nations Children (SONC)
The first report on children's lives in Ireland brings together published data from many sources across a variety of areas of children's lives. The report contains information about children's outcomes (including health, educational and social, emotional and behavioural outcomes), relationships with families and friends and support services available to children
Slán: Mental Health & Social Well-being HERE