Ireland Population clock

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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Ireland population 2017

During 2017 Ireland population is projected to increased by 14 414 people and reach 4 724 925 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 42 771. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 28 357 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Ireland to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the number of people who move into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Population change rates in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Ireland population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Ireland will be increased by 39 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Ireland 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Ireland was estimated to be 4 710 511 people. This is an increase of 0.31 % (14 370 people) compared to population of 4 696 141 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 42 641. Due to external migration, the population declined by 28 271. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.002 (1 002 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016.

Below are the key figures for Ireland population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Ireland population density

Ireland population density is 67.0 people per square kilometer as of June 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Ireland divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Ireland. The total area of Ireland is 70 273 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Ireland age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Ireland had the following population age distribution:

21.1 67.3 11.6

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Ireland population pyramid has a stationary type. Countries with such type of pyramid usually have declining birth rate and relatively low death rate. Which is more common for developed countries.

Source: The estimation data for section "Ireland age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Ireland is 48.7 %.

The value of 48.7 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in Ireland must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in Ireland is relatively low.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Ireland is 31.4 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Ireland is 17.2 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Ireland age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Ireland is 80.2 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 78 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 82.6 years.

Ireland historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Ireland population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19512 917 186N/A %
19522 922 7500.19 %
19532 922 7910.00 %
19542 917 054-0.20 %
19552 905 901-0.38 %
19562 890 334-0.54 %
19572 871 989-0.63 %
19582 853 061-0.66 %
19592 836 135-0.59 %
19602 823 787-0.44 %
19612 817 946-0.21 %
19622 819 2870.05 %
19632 826 8270.27 %
19642 838 1420.40 %
19652 850 7390.44 %
19662 863 2080.44 %
19672 875 7030.44 %
19682 889 8180.49 %
19692 908 0840.63 %
19702 932 9830.86 %
19712 965 6921.12 %
19723 005 7911.35 %
19733 051 9061.53 %
19743 102 1371.65 %
19753 154 4031.68 %
19763 207 4791.68 %
19773 260 8871.67 %
19783 313 5601.62 %
19793 363 6611.51 %
19803 409 4501.36 %
19813 449 9811.19 %
19823 485 0491.02 %
19833 514 3430.84 %
19843 537 3150.65 %
19853 553 6910.46 %
19863 563 2760.27 %
19873 566 3720.09 %
19883 564 927-0.04 %
19893 562 385-0.07 %
19903 562 219-0.00 %
19913 566 6230.12 %
19923 576 2410.27 %
19933 590 8970.41 %
19943 610 0340.53 %
19953 632 9750.64 %
19963 659 4430.73 %
19973 689 7930.83 %
19983 724 9900.95 %
19993 766 3821.11 %
20003 815 1951.30 %
20013 871 6311.48 %
20023 934 9511.64 %
20034 004 6001.77 %
20044 080 3801.89 %
20054 161 7371.99 %
20064 248 8212.09 %
20074 341 2772.18 %
20084 434 3792.14 %
20094 519 3741.92 %
20104 587 9691.52 %
20114 635 0241.03 %
20124 660 2910.55 %
20134 669 5660.20 %
20144 673 2140.08 %
20154 681 8150.18 %
20164 696 1410.31 %
20174 710 5110.31 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.