Ireland

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 2,913,093
1960 2,819,059
1970 2,947,339
1980 3,431,078
1990 3,563,106
2000 3,841,574
2010 4,617,334
2020 4,874,292
2025 5,048,457
2050 5,789,253
2075 6,107,453
2100 6,371,663
source: UN - WPP 2015 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name Ireland
Capital Dublin
Region Northern Europe
ISO code IE
Statistical agency Central Statistics Office


Administrative units

region
> county, city, city and council
administrative centerarea in
sq.km.
population
2002-04-28
census
population
2006-04-23
census
population
2011-04-10
census
population
2016-04-24
prelim. census
Connaught-Ulster Region 25,800.49711,010771,385837,350846,862
County CavanCavan1,931.8856,54664,00373,18376,092
County DonegalLifford4,859.51137,575147,264161,137158,755
Galway CityGalway50.5765,83272,41475,52979,504
County GalwayGalway6,099.95143,245159,256175,124179,048
County LeitrimCarrick on Shannon1,588.8525,79928,95031,79831,972
County MayoCastlebar5,588.31117,446123,839130,638130,425
County MonaghanMonaghan1,295.9252,59355,99760,48361,273
County RoscommonRoscommon2,548.0453,77458,76864,06564,436
County SligoSligo1,837.4658,20060,89465,39365,357
Midland & Eastern Region 14,439.371,862,6302,025,4672,209,4632,325,122
Dublin CityDublin117.61495,781506,211527,612553,165
County Dún Laoghaire-RathdownDún Laoghaire126.95191,792194,038206,261217,274
County FingalSwords453.09196,413239,992273,991296,214
County KildareNaas1,694.20163,944186,335210,312222,130
County LaoisPort Laoighis1,719.4658,77467,05980,55984,732
County LongfordLongford1,091.2531,06834,39139,00040,810
County LouthDundalk831.99101,821111,267122,897128,375
County MeathTrim2,334.54134,005162,831184,135194,942
County OffalyTullamore1,989.8163,66370,86876,68778,003
County South DublinTallaght223.01238,835246,935265,205278,749
County WestmeathMullingar1,824.8671,85879,34686,16488,396
County WicklowWicklow2,032.60114,676126,194136,640142,332
Southern Region 29,942.381,343,5631,442,9961,541,4391,585,992
County CarlowCarlow897.9046,01450,34954,61256,875
County ClareEnnis3,442.32103,277110,950117,196118,627
Cork CityCork39.61123,062119,418119,230125,622
County CorkCork7,467.97324,767361,877399,802416,574
County KerryTralee4,734.65132,527139,835145,502147,554
County KilkennyKilkenny2,071.6980,33987,55895,41999,118
Limerick City and CountyLimerick2,760.02175,304184,055191,809195,175
County TipperaryNenagh, Clonmel4,304.24140,131149,244158,754160,441
Waterford City and CountyWaterford1,858.71101,546107,961113,795116,401
County WexfordWexford2,365.27116,596131,749145,320149,605
total 70,182.243,917,2034,239,8484,588,2524,757,976
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.