Ireland Demographics Population Religion Percentage 2017 by City Immigrants

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Ireland Demographics Population Religion Percentage 2017

The island of Ireland,Ireland Demographics Population Religion Percentage 2017 throughout most of its history, had a small population, comparable to that of other regions of similar area in Europe. In the 18th and early 19th centuries, Ireland experienced a major population boom as a result of the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions. In the 50-year period 1790-1840, the population of the island doubled from 4 million to 8 million. At its peak, Ireland's population density was similar to that of England and continental Europe.

This changed dramatically with the Great Famine of the mid-19th century, which led to mass starvation and consequent mass emigration. In the area covering the present day Republic of Ireland, the population reached about 6.5 million in the mid 1840s. Ten years later it was down to 5 million. The population continued a slow decline well into the 20th century, with the Republic recording a low of 2.8 million in the 1961 census.

The Republic of Ireland had a population of 4,757,976 at the 2016 census.

 

 

 Ireland demographics Population by Religion

Religions in the Republic of Ireland, 2016

  Roman Catholicism (78.3%)

  Church of Ireland (2.6%)

  Islam (1.3%)

  Orthodox Christianity (1.3%)

  Presbyterian (0.5%)

  Hindu (0.3%)

  Apostolic or Pentecostal (0.2%)

  Not Stated or Other (5.7%)

  No Religion (9.8%)

 


  Ireland demographics Population by Immigrants

Country of Birth

Immigrants in the Republic of Ireland (2016 Census)

European Union Poland

122,515

European Union United Kingdom

103,115

European Union Lithuania

36,552

European Union Romania

29,186

European Union Latvia

19,933

 Brazil

13,640

European Union Spain

12,112

European Union Italy

11,732

European Union France

11,661

European Union Germany

11,531

 India

11,465

 United States

10,519

European Union Slovakia

9,717

 China

9,575

 


  Ireland demographics Population by Race
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Ireland demographics Population by Race

Irish

84.50%

Other White

9.80%

Asian

1.90%

Black

1.40%

Mixed and Other

0.90%

Unspecified

1.60%

 Ireland Population by City
.

S.No.

Name

Population

1

Dublin 

1,024,027

2

Cork 

190,384

3

Dún Laoghaire 

185,400

4

Limerick 

90,054

5

Galway 

70,686

6

Tallaght 

64,282

7

Waterford

47,904

8

Swords 

36,924

9

Drogheda

33,441

10

Dundalk

33,428

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