Ireland Population (LIVE)

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Ireland Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Ireland is 4,745,856 as of Monday, May 29, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Ireland population is equivalent to 0.06% of the total world population.
  • Ireland ranks number 124 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Ireland is 69 per Km2 (178 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 68,918 Km2 (26,609 sq. miles)
  • 64.8 % of the population is urban (3,079,639 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Ireland is 37.3 years.

Population of Ireland (2017 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
2017 4,749,153 0.75 % 35,160 4,699 37.3 2.01 69 64.8 % 3,079,639 0.06 % 7,515,284,153 124
2016 4,713,993 0.54 % 25,528 4,699 37.3 2.01 68 64.4 % 3,034,411 0.06 % 7,432,663,275 124
2015 4,688,465 0.31 % 14,226 -28,000 37 2.01 68 63.8 % 2,989,325 0.06 % 7,349,472,099 122
2010 4,617,334 1.89 % 82,727 39,600 35 2 67 59.8 % 2,762,754 0.07 % 6,929,725,043 119
2005 4,203,700 1.82 % 72,425 40,000 33 1.97 61 59.8 % 2,514,637 0.06 % 6,519,635,850 121
2000 3,841,574 1.05 % 39,248 16,700 32 1.94 56 58.6 % 2,249,753 0.06 % 6,126,622,121 122
1995 3,645,333 0.46 % 16,445 -2,100 30 1.91 53 57.4 % 2,091,445 0.06 % 5,735,123,084 122
1990 3,563,106 0.02 % 576 -23,000 28 2.18 52 56.4 % 2,009,440 0.07 % 5,309,667,699 120
1985 3,560,225 0.74 % 25,829 -10,100 27 2.76 52 55.9 % 1,988,784 0.07 % 4,852,540,569 117
1980 3,431,078 1.53 % 50,055 10,600 26 3.25 50 55.1 % 1,891,161 0.08 % 4,439,632,465 112
1975 3,180,805 1.54 % 46,693 7,500 26 3.82 46 53.7 % 1,707,571 0.08 % 4,061,399,228 111
1970 2,947,339 0.62 % 18,047 -10,200 26 3.77 43 52 % 1,532,537 0.08 % 3,682,487,691 108
1965 2,857,104 0.27 % 7,609 -29,300 30 3.42 42 49 % 1,400,226 0.09 % 3,322,495,121 95
1960 2,819,059 -0.56 % -15,999 -41,500 29 3.58 41 46 % 1,296,232 0.09 % 3,018,343,828 103
1955 2,899,055 -0.1 % -2,808 -29,300 30 3.42 42 43.7 % 1,268,031 0.11 % 2,758,314,525 95
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 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 4,874,292 0.78 % 37,165 4,700 39 2 71 65.9 % 3,214,051 0.06 % 7,758,156,792 125
2025 5,048,457 0.7 % 34,833 10,000 40 1.99 73 67.9 % 3,428,848 0.06 % 8,141,661,007 127
2030 5,204,062 0.61 % 31,121 10,000 41 1.98 76 69.9 % 3,637,695 0.06 % 8,500,766,052 127
2035 5,360,287 0.59 % 31,245 10,000 42 1.97 78 71.8 % 3,848,841 0.06 % 8,838,907,877 126
2040 5,518,941 0.59 % 31,731 10,000 42 1.96 80 73.6 % 4,063,061 0.06 % 9,157,233,976 124
2045 5,667,027 0.53 % 29,617 10,000 42 1.96 82 75.4 % 4,274,001 0.06 % 9,453,891,780 124
2050 5,789,253 0.43 % 24,445 10,000 43 1.95 84 77.3 % 4,473,536 0.06 % 9,725,147,994 123
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

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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 2015 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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