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02 Oct 2022

Census results show population increase in Co Longford

Census figures show small population increase in Offaly

The latest results from Census 2016 show that Ireland’s population stood at 4,761,865 in April 2016, an increase of 173,613 (3.8%) since April 2011.

The population of Co Longford now stands at 40,873, an increase of 4.8% over the last five years and the county now has the largest traveller population in the country living here.

Nationally, the total number of non-Irish nationals has fallen slightly to 535,475, or 11.6% of the population and this is the first decline since 2002.

The number of people with dual-Irish nationality had increased by 48,879 to 104,784 people since April 2011.

Neil Nugent from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) said that Longford showed an increase of 1% above the national average on population increase.

The reason for this, he added, will be considered in the coming months.

More on Census 2016 later today! 

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