494. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the age profile of asylum seekers currently resident in direct provision by age and gender in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24863/18]
Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality (Deputy David Stanton): There are currently 34 accommodation centres located in 17 counties throughout the state.
Based on the most recently available information, the statistics requested by the Deputy (age profile by gender) are outlined below.