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Table A - Change in population 2006-2016
Census Year Population Actual change since previous censusAverage annual percentage change since previous census
20064,239,848291,1162
20114,588,252348,4041.6
20164,757,976169,7240.7
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Preliminary population count of 4.76 million

The preliminary total for the population enumerated on Census Night Sunday the 24th of April 2016 was 4,757,976 persons, compared with 4,588,252 persons in April 2011, an increase of 169,724 persons since 2011 or 3.7 per cent. This translates into an average increase each year of 33,945 persons or 0.7 per cent.

Over the previous inter-censal period between 2006 and 2011 the population increased by 348,404 persons or 8.2 per cent, which equates to an annual average increase of 1.6 per cent.

Average annual change (%)
1961-19660.461672417191972
1966-19710.645198400346558
1971-19791.5499936501431
1979-19811.10997921930105
1981-19860.558504687690964
1986-1991-0.0844435658058029
1991-19960.562973137767164
1996-20021.29538119153678
2002-20061.99844531873414
2006-20111.59197307029111
2011-20160.729110039210989

Interactive Table: Statbank Link EP002

About the preliminary results

This report presents the results of the preliminary count of the population from the census which was held on 24th April 2016. The data in this report is based on local summary counts compiled by the 4,663 enumerators. Each enumerator summarised the total number of persons, males and females in each household onto the front of the census form and then prepared overall summary totals for their area.

These summaries were returned to the CSO in advance of the census forms themselves and the results in this report are based on this information.

 

For further information contact Census Enquiries Section

Central Statistics Office,
Swords Business Campus,
Balheary Road,
Swords,
Co. Dublin
K67 D2X4


Phone: (01) 895 1460
LoCall: 1890 236 787
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Director General: Pádraig Dalton

For General Queries - Contact Information Section     Phone: 021 453 5000    E-mail: Information@cso.ie

 

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