Healthy Ireland Surveys
The Healthy Ireland Survey is an annual survey of the health and wellbeing of the population. The data from the Healthy Ireland Survey provide an up-to-date picture of the nation’s health. The results give us a baseline set of data telling us how healthy or unhealthy Ireland currently is. We can then use future surveys to assess whether or not our policies are working.
More than 10,000 households were randomly selected for the nationwide survey which is designed to provide vital data on the state of the nation’s health. Over 7,500 people aged 15 years and over participated in both waves of the survey.
Two waves of the Survey have been carried out by Ipsos MRBI on behalf of the Department of Health. The first wave of the survey was carried out during 2014/2015 and a report of its findings was published in October 2015. The second wave of the survey was carried out during 2015/16 and a report of its findings was published in October 2016. The latest wave, wave 3 of the survey was carried out during 2016/17 and was published in 2017.