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Census 2016 Summary Results Announced

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Census 2016 results announced today show that the country's population is now at 4,761,865 an increase of 173,613 (3.8%) since the last census in April 2011. The total number of non-Irish nationals fell slightly to 535,475, or 11.6% of the population, the first decline since the introduction of the question in 2002, while the number of people with dual-Irish nationality has increased by 48,879 to 104,784 people since 2011.

These are some of the headline figures from Census Summary Results Part 1, published today by the Central Statistics Office.

Deirdre Cullen, Senior Statistician thanked everyone for their participation in Census 21016, and acknowledged the contribution of the census staff:

Today's publication comes just 12 months after census night which could not have been achieved without the civic minded participation of the Irish public. The results will provide us with a greater insight and understanding of Ireland today.

Today's full report is available on the CSO website at and is accompanied by a range of interactive web tables which allow users to search and download the data using a range of criteria including geographic area.