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European Commission's Eurostat Releases Alcohol Consumption Statistics For Ireland For 2019

Published on Aug 24 2021 10:30 AM in Drinks tagged: Trending Posts / European Commission / Eurostat

European Commission's Eurostat Releases Alcohol Consumption Statistics For Ireland For 2019

New figures from the European Commission's Eurostat show have revealed that in 2019 2.4% of Ireland's adult population consumed alcohol daily, 39.3% consumed alcohol weekly, 22.9% consumed alcohol monthly and 22.6% did not consume any alcohol.

Across the EU as a whole, 8.4% of the union's adult population consumed alcohol daily, 28.8% consumed alcohol weekly, 22.8% consumed alcohol monthly and 26.2% did not consume any alcohol.

Daily, Weekly And Monthly Consumption Statistics

The age group that consumed the lowest amount of alcohol daily in Ireland was 25-34 at 1.0% and the gender group that consumed the lowest amount of alcohol daily was females aged 35-44 at 0.4%.

The age group that consumed the highest amount of alcohol daily in Ireland was 75+ at 7% and the gender group that consumed the highest amount alcohol daily was males at 12.2%. The female age group that consumed the highest amount of alcohol daily was 65-74 at 3.4%.

32.6% of individuals aged 75+ did not never drank alcohol.

The age group that consumed the highest amount of alcohol weekly in Ireland was 55-64 at 46.5% and the gender group that consumed the highest amount alcohol daily was males aged 55-64 at 53.9%. The female age group that consumed the highest amount of alcohol weekly was 45-54 at 44.1%.

The gender group that consumed the highest amount alcohol monthly in Ireland was males aged 20-24. The female age group that consumed the highest amount of alcohol monthly was 25-34 at 32.7%.

Heavy Episodic Drinking Statistics

On Eurostat's list of the prevalence of heavy episodic drinking at least once a month in the EU and its member countries, Ireland was ranked sixth, with 24% of Ireland's adult population reporting engaging in heavy episodic drinking at least once a month.

The age and gender group that engaged in heavy episodic drinking at least once a month the most in Ireland was males aged 35-34. The age and gender group that engaged in heavy episodic drinking in Ireland at least once month the least was females aged 75+.

The age and gender group that engaged in heavy episodic drinking the most weekly in Ireland was males aged 65-74 at 8.2%.

Consuming the equivalent of more than 60g of pure ethanol on a single occasion is considered heavy episodic drinking.

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