CENSUS REPORT FINDS 3.8% INCREASE IN POPULATION TO 4.8 MILLION PEOPLE

There almost 4.8 million people living in Ireland.

The first set of results of Census 2016 have been published this morning – showing a population increase of 3.8 percent since April 2011.

The average age of people in the country is 37.4 years, up from 36 years in the last Census – and there are 53 thousand more females than males.

2 million households filled out the Census form on the evening of Sunday the 24th of April 2016.

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