Ireland Population 2022


Ireland map
  • The current population of Ireland is estimated at 5,024,181 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Ireland represent 0.06% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Ireland is 73.5 inhabitants per km2.
  • Ireland is located in Europe.
  • Ireland ranks number 124 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Ireland is 53.1369° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is -7.6862° W.
  • The median age in Ireland is 38.2 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Ireland is EUR 10.50 per hour, around USD $11.00 per hour, as of January 2022.
  • The countries that Ireland shares its land boundary with are Northern Ireland. It shares maritime borders with the United Kingdom (UK).

Ireland

Official name Republic of Ireland
Location Europe
Capital Dublin
Population 5,008,151 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 73.5/km2
Population growth rate 1.1% (in 2022)
Area 68,890 km2 (26,598.57 sq mi)
Official language English
Currency Euro (EUR)
Life expectancy 82.60 years
Internet TLD .ie
Call code +353

Ireland Population Graph

Ireland Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 4,988,167 2,476,126 2,512,041 49.64% 50.36% 3,174,968 63.65%
2019 4,936,807 2,449,150 2,487,657 49.61% 50.39% 3,130,429 63.41%
2018 4,869,750 2,413,935 2,455,815 49.57% 50.43% 3,076,221 63.17%
2017 4,809,792 2,382,290 2,427,502 49.53% 50.47% 3,027,764 62.95%
2016 4,757,713 2,355,068 2,402,645 49.5% 50.5% 2,984,989 62.74%
2015 4,704,308 2,328,162 2,376,146 49.49% 50.51% 2,942,074 62.54%
2014 4,660,069 2,306,734 2,353,335 49.5% 50.5% 2,905,087 62.34%
2013 4,626,128 2,291,321 2,334,807 49.53% 50.47% 2,874,676 62.14%
2012 4,601,833 2,281,589 2,320,244 49.58% 50.42% 2,850,375 61.94%
2011 4,582,374 2,274,232 2,308,142 49.63% 50.37% 2,829,158 61.74%
2010 4,562,435 2,267,074 2,295,361 49.69% 50.31% 2,807,722 61.54%
2009 4,537,643 2,257,477 2,280,166 49.75% 50.25% 2,783,390 61.34%
2008 4,491,789 2,237,360 2,254,429 49.81% 50.19% 2,746,280 61.14%
2007 4,401,141 2,194,409 2,206,732 49.86% 50.14% 2,682,055 60.94%
2006 4,275,728 2,133,588 2,142,140 49.9% 50.1% 2,597,077 60.74%
2005 4,161,994 2,077,667 2,084,327 49.92% 50.08% 2,517,174 60.48%
2004 4,072,297 2,032,483 2,039,814 49.91% 50.09% 2,451,523 60.2%
2003 3,998,519 1,994,061 2,004,458 49.87% 50.13% 2,396,312 59.93%
2002 3,933,913 1,959,482 1,974,431 49.81% 50.19% 2,346,579 59.65%
2001 3,868,176 1,924,418 1,943,758 49.75% 50.25% 2,297,697 59.4%
2000 3,807,077 1,892,498 1,914,579 49.71% 50.29% 2,252,267 59.16%
1999 3,756,663 1,866,310 1,890,353 49.68% 50.32% 2,213,050 58.91%
1998 3,714,552 1,844,647 1,869,905 49.66% 50.34% 2,178,956 58.66%
1997 3,676,008 1,825,138 1,850,870 49.65% 50.35% 2,147,524 58.42%
1996 3,639,329 1,806,927 1,832,402 49.65% 50.35% 2,116,998 58.17%
1995 3,610,645 1,793,046 1,817,599 49.66% 50.34% 2,092,369 57.95%
1994 3,592,181 1,783,877 1,808,304 49.66% 50.34% 2,073,766 57.73%
1993 3,578,049 1,777,575 1,800,474 49.68% 50.32% 2,057,736 57.51%
1992 3,560,209 1,769,424 1,790,785 49.7% 50.3% 2,039,644 57.29%
1991 3,536,002 1,758,100 1,777,902 49.72% 50.28% 2,017,996 57.07%
1990 3,515,731 1,749,428 1,766,303 49.76% 50.24% 2,001,506 56.93%
1989 3,512,765 1,749,357 1,763,408 49.8% 50.2% 1,995,251 56.8%
1988 3,526,711 1,758,065 1,768,646 49.85% 50.15% 1,998,940 56.68%
1987 3,541,827 1,767,372 1,774,455 49.9% 50.1% 2,002,903 56.55%
1986 3,541,460 1,768,959 1,772,501 49.95% 50.05% 1,998,446 56.43%
1985 3,539,851 1,769,925 1,769,926 50% 50% 1,992,228 56.28%
1984 3,534,189 1,768,862 1,765,327 50.05% 49.95% 1,983,387 56.12%
1983 3,512,355 1,759,690 1,752,665 50.1% 49.9% 1,965,514 55.96%
1982 3,487,543 1,748,654 1,738,889 50.14% 49.86% 1,945,700 55.79%
1981 3,454,727 1,733,582 1,721,145 50.18% 49.82% 1,921,865 55.63%
1980 3,414,506 1,714,423 1,700,083 50.21% 49.79% 1,889,246 55.33%
1979 3,375,437 1,695,144 1,680,293 50.22% 49.78% 1,856,153 54.99%
1978 3,330,765 1,673,043 1,657,722 50.23% 49.77% 1,820,596 54.66%
1977 3,283,841 1,649,473 1,634,368 50.23% 49.77% 1,783,782 54.32%
1976 3,239,669 1,626,962 1,612,707 50.22% 49.78% 1,748,773 53.98%
1975 3,191,145 1,602,593 1,588,552 50.22% 49.78% 1,711,411 53.63%
1974 3,139,069 1,576,127 1,562,942 50.21% 49.79% 1,672,810 53.29%
1973 3,087,493 1,549,921 1,537,572 50.2% 49.8% 1,634,828 52.95%
1972 3,038,368 1,524,957 1,513,411 50.19% 49.81% 1,598,485 52.61%
1971 2,994,743 1,503,062 1,491,681 50.19% 49.81% 1,565,352 52.27%
1970 2,959,912 1,485,284 1,474,628 50.18% 49.82% 1,517,843 51.28%
1969 2,935,289 1,472,928 1,462,361 50.18% 49.82% 1,471,167 50.12%
1968 2,918,174 1,464,340 1,453,834 50.18% 49.82% 1,428,738 48.96%
1967 2,905,062 1,458,051 1,447,011 50.19% 49.81% 1,388,620 47.8%
1966 2,891,400 1,451,483 1,439,917 50.2% 49.8% 1,348,549 46.64%
1965 2,879,890 1,445,705 1,434,185 50.2% 49.8% 1,331,373 46.23%
1964 2,869,130 1,440,590 1,428,540 50.21% 49.79% 1,320,374 46.02%
1963 2,855,217 1,433,604 1,421,613 50.21% 49.79% 1,307,975 45.81%
1962 2,838,602 1,425,546 1,413,056 50.22% 49.78% 1,294,403 45.6%
1961 2,826,942 1,420,256 1,406,686 50.24% 49.76% 1,283,149 45.39%
1960 2,831,146 1,423,217 1,407,929 50.27% 49.73% 1,279,112 45.18%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Ireland ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Ireland. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Ireland

# City Population 2022
1 Dublin 1,037,647
2 Cork 192,174
3 Luimneach 91,054
4 Gaillimh 71,626
5 Tallaght 64,867
6 Waterford 48,474
7 Drogheda 41,443
8 Swords 37,290
9 Dundalk 33,960
10 Bray 33,001
11 Douglas 27,219
12 Dun Laoghaire 26,955
13 Navan 24,803
14 Ennis 24,688
15 Tralee 23,180
16 Droichead Nua 22,949
17 Sandyford 22,629
18 Balbriggan 21,965
19 Kilkenny 21,857
20 Athlone 21,705
21 Naas 20,899
22 Celbridge 20,485
23 Sligo 20,410
24 Carlow 20,332
25 Wexford 20,174
26 Finglas 20,061
27 Letterkenny 19,569
28 Ballincollig 18,923
29 Greystones 18,430
30 Cluain Meala 17,603
31 Rathfarnham 17,560
32 An Muileann gCearr 17,500
33 Malahide 16,768
34 Blanchardstown 16,688
35 Carrigaline 15,980
36 Leixlip 15,737
37 Donaghmede 15,536
38 Lucan 15,480
39 Kilquade 15,060
40 Castletroy 14,889
41 Knocklyon 14,833
42 Maynooth 14,735
43 Clondalkin 14,721
44 Cill Airne 14,717
45 Shankill 14,468
46 Wicklow 14,221
47 Portlaoise 13,766
48 Arklow 13,372
49 Castlebar 13,023
50 Foxrock 12,981
51 Cobh 12,933
52 Ashbourne 12,865
53 Midleton 12,701
54 Mallow 12,590
55 Dundrum 12,257
56 Tullamore 11,772
57 Crumlin 11,460
58 Palmerstown 11,235
59 Marino 11,176
60 Rathmines 11,137
61 Laytown 11,001
62 Jobstown 10,924
63 Donnybrook 10,773
64 Tra Mhor 10,517
65 Ballina 10,236
66 Cabinteely 10,162
67 Skerries 10,133
68 Gorey 9,966
69 Oldbawn 9,922
70 Enniscorthy 9,854
71 Shannon 9,812
72 Athy 9,762
73 Ballyboden 9,758
74 Portmarnock 9,394
75 An Ros 9,377
76 Trim 9,325
77 Balally 9,155
78 Ratoath 9,151
79 Sandymount 9,065
80 Glanmire 9,003
81 Blackrock 8,925
82 Tuam 8,849
83 Kildare 8,776
84 Beaumont 8,749
85 Ballyfermot 8,699
86 Ballinteer 8,658
87 Rathgar 8,478
88 Castleknock 8,417
89 Howth 8,389
90 Ringsend 8,339
91 Baldoyle 8,173
92 New Ross 8,171
93 Little Bray 8,151
94 Youghal 8,047
95 Thurles 8,024
96 Cherry Orchard 8,001
97 Mount Merrion 7,914
98 Longford 7,877
99 Lusk 7,876
100 Portarlington 7,864

Other Countries from Europe Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
Russia 145,812,178 8.4/km2
Germany 84,271,788 232/km2
France 68,113,511 116/km2
Italy 59,421,387 200/km2
Spain 47,411,405 94/km2
Poland 37,794,711 122/km2
Romania 19,030,214 80.6/km2
Netherlands 17,195,292 423/km2
Belgium 11,610,770 376/km2
Czech Republic 10,757,593 133/km2
Sweden 10,401,616 25/km2
Greece 10,341,518 82/km2
Portugal 10,145,110 112.4/km2
Hungary 9,681,327 105/km2
Belarus 9,303,343 46/km2
Austria 9,031,530 107/km2
Switzerland 8,791,316 208/km2
Serbia 6,887,819 101/km2
Bulgaria 6,849,421 63/km2
Denmark 5,841,995 137.7/km2