Ireland’s population estimated at 4.92 mln: latest survey

Ireland’s population was estimated at 4.92 million in April 2019, said the country’s national statistics bureau CSO.

In April 2019, Ireland’s usually resident population (referring to people who usually reside in Ireland) is estimated to be 4,921,500 compared with the April 2018 figure of 4,857,000, up by 64,500 persons or 1.33 percent year-on-year, said the CSO in its annual publication of Population and Migration Estimates April 2019.

In the year to April 2019, 88,600 persons immigrated to Ireland while 54,900 persons emigrated from the country with a net inward migration of 33,700 persons, said the CSO, adding that 26,900 persons or 30.4 percent of those who immigrated to Ireland in the period were returning Irish nationals.

In April 2019, 622,700 non-Irish nationals were estimated to be resident in Ireland, accounting for 12.7 percent of the country’s total population, it said.

The CSO report also reveals that nearly 30 percent of Ireland’s total population live in the country’s capital Dublin whose usually resident population stood at an estimated 1.4 million in April 2019.