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CSO have released the preliminary results from Census 2016 showing the population has grown 3.5% since 2011

14 July 2016

CSO have released the preliminary results from Census 2016 showing the population has grown 3.5% since 2011

The first results of the 2016 census were released today and show that the preliminary total of the population enumerated on Census Night, Sunday the 24th of April 2016, was 4,757,976 persons, an increase of 3.7 per cent since 2011.  Population change varied widely across the country ranging from a high of over 8 per cent in Fingal to a low of -1.5 per cent in Donegal.  Among the fastest growing counties were the four administrative areas of Dublin, along with the commuter belt counties of Meath, Kildare and Laois and the cities of Cork and Galway.  While most counties experienced some level of population growth three counties witnessed population decline over the five years, namely Donegal (-1.5%), Mayo (-0.2%) and Sligo (-0.1%).

 

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