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Census 2016 Summary Results – A Brief Focus on People and Housing

Census 2016 Summary Results – A Brief Focus on People and Housing

The Census 2016 summary results indicate that Ireland’s population in April 2016 was 4,761,865, an increase of 522,017 (12.3%) people since April 2006.

 

Based on this, the current average age of the population is 37.4 years, up from 35.6 years in April 2006. Interestingly, the current average number of children per family remains unchanged from 2006 which is 1.38.

 

Population living in urban areas has increased by 16% from 2,574,313 to 2,985,781, while population living in rural areas has also increased by 7% over the same period from 1,665,535 to 1,776,084. Below is a chart depicting the rates of growth per county.

 

Census 2016 Summary Results – A Brief Focus on People and Housing

Census 2016 Summary Results – A Brief Focus on People and Housing

 

Over the 10-year period, the number of people living in private households has risen by 13.4%, which is above the population growth rate of 12.3%. The total housing stock in the country has increased by 14.3% or 253,282 over the period from 1,769,613 in 2006 to 2,022,895 in 2016. Average household size has decreased over the same period from 2.81 persons per household to 2.75. Below is a chart depicting the rates of growth per county.

 

Census 2016 Summary Results – A Brief Focus on People and Housing

Census 2016 Summary Results – A Brief Focus on People and Housing

 

Future Analytics Consulting Ltd. (FAC) provides expertise relating to demographic and population modelling and forecasting. For further information on the Census 2016 and on projected population statistics and associated housing, employment and social infrastructure requirements please call us on 01 639 4836 or email us at info@futureanalytics.ie.