|Table A - Change in population 2006-2016|
|Census Year||Population||Actual change since previous census||Average annual percentage change since previous census|
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.
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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.
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