Ireland's population exceeds 5.12 mln: census-Xinhua

Ireland's population exceeds 5.12 mln: census

Source: Xinhua| 2022-06-24 05:32:00|Editor: huaxia

DUBLIN, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Ireland's population stood at slightly over 5.12 million as of April 2022, according to the preliminary results of the Census 2022 released by the country's Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Thursday.

This represented a 7.6-percent increase in the country's population when compared with the last census conducted in April 2016, said the CSO.

There were a total of 5,123,536 people living in Ireland on the census night of April 3,2022, it said, adding that females accounted for 50.62 percent of the total population with the remaining to be held by males.

In the six years between 2016 and 2022, the growth rate of the female population was 7.7 percent while that of males was 7.5 percent, according to the CSO figures.