Ireland

Lies, Ashley Madison and statistics

Aug 21st, 2015 | By | Category: Ireland

News reports of the leak of the data from adultery site Ashley Madison make the astonishing claim that there were 115,000 people in Ireland with an account; it seems a number that is at least improbable.

The 2011 Census recorded the population of Ireland as being 4,588,252 (the population has fallen since 2011, but let us assume that figure). Breaking the total down the Census gave the number in each age range:

 0 – 14 years 979,590
15 – 24 years 580,250
25 – 44 years 1,450,140
45 – 64 years 1,042,879
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