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257. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons in direct provision accommodation centres between the end of October 2018 and the end of May 2019, by month, age and gender in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26168/19]

258. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the average and median duration of stay within direct provision reception and accommodation centres for international protection applicants from January 2018 to date, by month in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26169/19]

259. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason the Reception and Integration Agency has not published monthly reports since October 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26170/19]

260. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason the Reception and Integration Agency has not produced information on the duration of stay for persons within direct provision accommodation centres since January 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26171/19]

Answer

Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality (Deputy David Stanton): I propose to take Questions Nos. 257 to 260, inclusive, together.
The Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) website is currently undergoing extensive improvements. All monthly statistics from October 2018 to date are currently being collated and will be available in the coming weeks.
The total duration of stay statistical data the Deputy requires is not available for 2018 on a monthly basis as it is not usually collated on a monthly basis. The report is run at a particular point in time as the information does not vary hugely from month to month. The median and average data is available for 2019 and is contained in the tabular statements below, these figures were produced at the end of each month, using data from the Department of Justice and Equality's AISIP system.
Median and Average Duration of Stay - Accommodation and Reception centres 2019.

Month Median (in months) Average (in months)
January 17 24
February 18 24
March 18 25
April 19 24
May 19 25

The data relating to the number of people by age and gender in accommodation and reception centres from October 2018 to May 2019 is contained in the tabular statements below.
Number of people in accommodation centres October 2018 - May 2019 by age and gender.
October
Age Range 0-4 5-12 13-17 18-25 26-35 36-45 46-55 56-65 66+ Total
Female 328 323 101 268 713 453 119 47 22 2,374
Male 355 349 125 491 1,060 689 211 43 16 3,339
Total 683 672 226 759 1,773 1,142 330 90 38 5,713

November
Age Range 0-4 5-12 13-17 18-25 26-35 36-45 46-55 56-65 66+ Total
Female 324 330 101 268 702 454 118 47 21 2365
Male 347 346 127 481 1061 688 210 44 16 3320
Total 671 676 228 749 1763 1142 328 91 37 5685
December
Age Range 0-4 5-12 13-17 18-25 26-35 36-45 46-55 56-65 66+ Total
Female 327 339 114 250 722 468 119 48 23 2410
Male 345 353 131 496 1064 694 224 45 21 3373
Total 672 692 245 746 1786 1162 343 93 44 5783
January
Age Range 0-4 5-12 13-17 18-25 26-35 36-45 46-55 56-65 66+ Total
Female 332 347 119 265 729 480 117 50 22 2461
Male 355 372 121 516 1062 710 231 45 18 3430
Total 687 719 240 781 1791 1190 348 95 40 5891
February
Age Range 0-4 5-12 13-17 18-25 26-35 36-45 46-55 56-65 66+ Total
Female 331 347 117 265 723 487 116 52 22 2460
Male 353 373 121 524 1071 718 229 45 18 3452
Total 684 720 238 789 1794 1205 345 97 40 5912
March
Age Range 0-4 5-12 13-17 18-25 26-35 36-45 46-55 56-65 66+ Total
Female 278 366 151 430 1043 784 269 53 18 3392
Male 287 463 100 230 676 551 138 59 24 2528
Total 565 829 251 660 1719 1335 407 112 42 5920
April
Age Range 0-4 5-12 13-17 18-25 26-35 36-45 46-55 56-65 66+ Total
Female 325 359 123 272 721 495 116 52 22 2485
Male 351 372 128 532 1063 726 236 44 17 3469
Total 676 731 251 804 1784 1221 352 96 39 5954
May
Age Range 0-4 5-12 13-17 18-25 26-35 36-45 46-55 56-65 66+ Total
Female 326 367 126 271 722 507 115 53 22 2509
Male 346 385 135 536 1068 730 242 45 18 3505
Total 672 752 261 807 1790 1237 357 98 40 6014