Census results show population increase in Co Longford

Aisling Kiernan

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Aisling Kiernan

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aisling.kiernan@longfordleader.ie

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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!