New statistics show we’re healthier for longer but are participating less in sport.
The figures are contained in the Wellbeing of the Nation 2017 survey.
This ongoing survey is to find out how people feel about their lives as a whole.
The number of healthy years people are living has risen from 66.9 in 2014 to 67.3 in 2015.
However the figures also show that participation is sport over the age of 15 has dropped from over 47% in 2013 to 45% in 2015.
The report has found that average household debt has fallen from almost €94,000 in 2014 – to almost €88,000 in 2015.
The number of adults who think crime in a very serious problem here was up by 3% in the space of four years to 2010.
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