Ireland Population (LIVE)

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Ireland Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Ireland is 4,777,731 as of Saturday, November 18, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Ireland population is equivalent to 0.06% of the total world population.
  • Ireland ranks number 123 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Ireland is 69 per Km2 (179 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 68,890 Km2 (26,599 sq. miles)
  • 64.7 % of the population is urban (3,079,639 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Ireland is 37.2 years.

Population of Ireland (2018 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationIreland
Global Rank
2018 4,803,748 0.88 % 42,091 4,699 37.2 1.99 70 64.1 % 3,124,832 0.06 % 7,632,819,325 125
2017 4,761,657 0.75 % 35,579 4,699 37.2 1.99 69 64.7 % 3,079,639 0.06 % 7,550,262,101 123
2016 4,726,078 0.55 % 25,971 4,699 37.2 1.99 69 64.2 % 3,034,411 0.06 % 7,466,964,280 123
2015 4,700,107 0.31 % 14,636 -27,999 36.9 2.00 68 63.6 % 2,989,325 0.06 % 7,383,008,820 122
2010 4,626,928 1.89 % 82,790 39,629 34.6 2.00 67 59.7 % 2,762,754 0.07 % 6,958,169,159 118
2005 4,212,977 1.82 % 72,840 39,990 33.3 1.97 61 59.7 % 2,514,637 0.06 % 6,542,159,383 121
2000 3,848,776 1.06 % 39,44616,682 31.8 1.94 56 58.5 % 2,249,753 0.06 % 6,145,006,989 122
1995 3,651,545 0.46 % 16,458 -2,130 30.1 1.91 53 57.3 % 2,091,445 0.06 % 5,751,474,416 122
1990 3,569,257 0.02 % 860 -23,039 28.3 2.18 52 56.3 % 2,009,440 0.07 % 5,330,943,460 120
1985 3,564,959 0.75 % 26,001 -10,149 26.8 2.76 52 55.8 % 1,988,784 0.07 % 4,873,781,796 117
1980 3,434,953 1.53 % 50,165 10,612 26.2 3.25 50 55.1 % 1,891,161 0.08 % 4,458,411,534 111
1975 3,184,126 1.54 % 46,826 7,466 26.0 3.82 46 53.6 % 1,707,571 0.08 % 4,079,087,198 111
1970 2,949,998 0.62 % 18,009 -10,172 26.4 3.77 43 52.0 % 1,532,537 0.08 % 3,700,577,650 108
1965 2,859,955 0.27 % 7,569 -29,255 30.1 3.42 42 49.0 % 1,400,226 0.09 % 3,339,592,688 95
1960 2,822,110 -0.54 % -15,535 -41,484 29.1 3.58 41 45.9 % 1,296,232 0.09 % 3,033,212,527 103
1955 2,899,784 -0.09 % -2,662 -29,255 30.1 3.42 42 43.7 % 1,268,031 0.10 % 2,772,242,535 95
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Ireland Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationIreland
Global Rank
2020 4,887,992 0.79 % 37,577 4,699 38.7 1.98 71 65.8 % 3,214,051 0.06 % 7,795,482,309 126
2025 5,063,876 0.71 % 35,177 10,000 40.3 1.97 74 67.7 % 3,428,848 0.06 % 8,185,613,757 127
2030 5,219,951 0.61 % 31,215 10,000 41.3 1.96 76 69.7 % 3,637,695 0.06 % 8,551,198,644 127
2035 5,374,338 0.58 % 30,877 10,000 41.5 1.95 78 71.6 % 3,848,841 0.06 % 8,892,701,940 125
2040 5,530,561 0.57 % 31,245 10,000 41.4 1.94 80 73.5 % 4,063,061 0.06 % 9,210,337,004 125
2045 5,677,669 0.53 % 29,422 10,000 41.8 1.94 82 75.3 % 4,274,001 0.06 % 9,504,209,572 124
2050 5,801,399 0.43 % 24,746 10,000 42.6 1.93 84 77.1 % 4,473,536 0.06 % 9,771,822,753 124
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

See also

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Notes

The Ireland Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Ireland delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Ireland (1950 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Ireland in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.


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