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Press Conference

CSO statistical publication, , 11am
  • Census 2022 Summary Results Presentation (PPT 4,882KB)



The following audio files contain quotes from CSO Statistician Cormac Halpin about Census 2022 Summary Results publication.

Media outlets have permission to use the clip as long as they credit the CSO.


"In 2022 the population of Ireland stood at 5.15 million people. This was an increase of 8% since 2016. It was also the first time the population of Ireland was recorded at over 5 million since the time of the Famine. Interestingly, since 2016, population growth has occurred in every county, with the highest growth generally occurring among eastern counties including Kildare, Meath, Fingal, and Longford."

New questions

"Looking at two of the new questions which appeared in Census 2022, over 700,000 people in Ireland regularly volunteered. Nearly 300,000 people volunteered in a sporting organisation with 225,000 people volunteering in their community. Another question on renewable energy revealed that while a quarter of all homes had access to a renewable energy source in 2022, nearly seven in ten homes built since 2016 had renewable energy such as a heat pump and 30% of them had solar panels."


"In 2022, 12% of the population or 630,000 people had non-Irish citizenship. This was an increase of nearly 100,000 people since 2016.The number of Indian citizens grew by the largest amount since 2016 to around 45,000 people.Looking at dual-citizenship, a further 170,000 people were both citizens of Ireland and another country. The biggest groups included Irish-Polish and Irish-UK citizens."


"There were 3.5 million people who reported themselves to be Roman Catholic in 2022. This was a decline of 4% since 2016 and meant that 69% of the population were recorded as Roman Catholic. Among the fastest growing religions since 2016 were Hindu and Christian Orthodox. There were nearly three-quarters of a million people with no religion, which represented approximately 14% of the population."

Tá leagan Gaeilge den leathanch seo ar fáil. Féach Míreanna Fuaime.