Thu, 05 Oct 2023

DUBLIN, Ireland: With a population of 5,123,536, Ireland's population has reached its highest number since 1841, four years before the famine, according to the Central Statistics Office.

Officials noted that this is an increase of 7.6 percent since 2016.

It was also reported that every county in Ireland saw their populations increase since 2016.

The latest census also saw a 7.7 percent increase in the number of females and a 7.5 percent increase in males.

"The population increase of 361,671 was made up of a natural increase (births minus deaths) of 171,338 and estimated net inward migration (population change minus natural increase) of 190,333," said Cormac Halpin, Senior Statistician in the Census Division, as quoted by the Irish Mirror.

Among counties, Longford saw the largest population increase at 14.1 percent, followed by Meath, Kildare and Fingal in Dublin.

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