Ireland

Census Results


1901-xx-xx 3,221,823
1911-xx-xx 3,139,688
1926-xx-xx 2,971,992
1936-xx-xx 2,968,420
1946-05-12 2,955,107
1951-04-08 2,960,593
1956-04-08 2,898,264
1961-04-09 2,818,341
1966-04-17 2,884,002
1971-04-18 2,978,248
1979-04-01 3,368,217
1981-04-05 3,443,405
1986-04-13 3,540,643
1991-04-21 3,525,719
1996-04-28 3,626,087
2002-04-28 3,917,203
2006-04-23 4,239,848
2011-04-10 4,581,269

General Information


Official name Ireland
Official name [native] Ireland «English»
Éire «Irish»
Capital Dublin
Capital [native] Dublin «English»
Baile Átha Cliath «Irish»
Region Northern Europe
ISO code IE
Statistical agency Central Statistics Office

Name in Chinese 爱尔兰
Name in Arabic آيرلندا
Name in Spanish Irlanda
Name in Russian Ирландия
Name in French l'Irlande

Administrative units

region
county, city, city and council
capitalarea (sq.km.)population
2002-04-28
census
population
2006-04-23
census
population
2011-04-10
census
Connaught-Ulster Region 25,800.49711,010771,385837,350
County CavanCavan1,931.8856,54664,00373,183
County DonegalLifford4,859.51137,575147,264161,137
Galway CityGalway50.5765,83272,41475,529
County GalwayGalway6,099.95143,245159,256175,124
County LeitrimCarrick on Shannon1,588.8525,79928,95031,798
County MayoCastlebar5,588.31117,446123,839130,638
County MonaghanMonaghan1,295.9252,59355,99760,483
County RoscommonRoscommon2,548.0453,77458,76864,065
County SligoSligo1,837.4658,20060,89465,393
Midland & Eastern Region 14,439.371,862,6302,025,4672,209,463
Dublin CityDublin117.61495,781506,211527,612
County Dún Laoghaire-RathdownDún Laoghaire126.95191,792194,038206,261
County FingalSwords453.09196,413239,992273,991
County KildareNaas1,694.20163,944186,335210,312
County LaoisPort Laoighis1,719.4658,77467,05980,559
County LongfordLongford1,091.2531,06834,39139,000
County LouthDundalk831.99101,821111,267122,897
County MeathTrim2,334.54134,005162,831184,135
County OffalyTullamore1,989.8163,66370,86876,687
County South DublinTallaght223.01238,835246,935265,205
County WestmeathMullingar1,824.8671,85879,34686,164
County WicklowWicklow2,032.60114,676126,194136,640
Southern Region 29,942.381,343,5631,442,9961,541,439
County CarlowCarlow897.9046,01450,34954,612
County ClareEnnis3,442.32103,277110,950117,196
Cork CityCork39.61123,062119,418119,230
County CorkCork7,467.97324,767361,877399,802
County KerryTralee4,734.65132,527139,835145,502
County KilkennyKilkenny2,071.6980,33987,55895,419
Limerick City and CountyLimerick2,760.02175,304184,055191,809
County TipperaryNenagh, Clonmel4,304.24140,131149,244158,754
Waterford City and CountyWaterford1,858.71101,546107,961113,795
County WexfordWexford2,365.27116,596131,749145,320
total 70,182.243,917,2034,239,8484,588,252
source: Central Statistics Office, Ireland.
note: Administrative divisioning changed for counties/cities from June 1, 2014 onward; the new regions come into effect on January 1, 2015.

Main cities

namepopulation
2002-04-28
census
population
2006-04-23
census
population
2011-04-10
census
Dublin City495,781506,211525,383
Cork123,062119,418118,912
Galway65,83272,41475,414
Limerick54,02352,53956,779
Waterford44,59445,74846,747
Dundalk27,38529,03731,073
Drogheda28,33328,97330,435
Navan....28,179
Bray26,24427,04126,731
source: Central Statistics Office, Ireland.
note: 2011 census data refer to preliminary results.