Ireland population 4,898,115 (live)

The population of Ireland is expected to grow by 42,000 in 2018 and reach 4,900,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) increases population by 4,699 people yearly. On average there are 64,237 births and 32,014 deaths in Ireland per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 0.66 percent per year. The population density of Ireland has changed from 49.5 in 1980 to 68.9 in 2016.

Current population 4,898,115 people at present (Saturday 15th of December 2018)
Median Age 37.9 years
Life expectancy 81.9 years
Population density 69.7 per km2
Population of Ireland from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 4,857,000 42,000 (0.9%) 4,699 37.9 1.96 70 3,115,000 (64.1%)
2017 4,815,000 41,905 (0.9%) 4,699 37.6 1.95 69 3,073,000 (63.8%)
2016 4,773,095 96,260 (2.0%) 4,699 37.4 1.95 69 3,032,586 (63.5%)
2015 4,676,835 59,610 (1.3%) 4,699 37.2 1.94 67 2,957,677 (63.2%)
2010 4,560,155 24,780 (0.5%) -27,999 36.0 2.05 66 2,820,000 (61.8%)
2005 4,159,914 89,652 (2.2%) 39,629 35.4 1.86 60 2,515,791 (60.5%)
2000 3,805,174 50,388 (1.3%) 39,990 34.5 1.89 55 2,250,608 (59.1%)
1995 3,608,841 18,455 (0.5%) 16,682 33.4 1.84 52 2,090,241 (57.9%)
1990 3,513,974 2,965 (0.1%) -2,130 32.2 2.11 51 1,999,662 (56.9%)
1985 3,538,082 5,659 (0.2%) -23,039 31.2 2.48 51 1,991,056 (56.3%)
1980 3,412,800 39,050 (1.1%) -10,149 30.9 3.21 50 1,888,405 (55.3%)
1975 3,189,550 52,050 (1.6%) 10,612 31.3 3.37 46 1,710,683 (53.6%)
1970 2,957,250 24,600 (0.8%) 7,466 31.9 3.85 43 1,529,549 (51.7%)
1965 2,877,300 10,750 (0.4%) -10,172 32.3 4.04 42 1,401,504 (48.7%)
1960 2,828,600 -4,200 (-0.2%) -21,947 32.7 3.78 41 1,296,121 (45.8%)

In 2017 the population of Ireland was 4,815,000 and the average age increased from 32.7 in 1960 to 37.6. Urban population has increased from 2,250,608 (59.1%) in 2000 to 3,115,000 (64.1%) in the current year. The population density of Ireland has changed from 49.5 in 1980 to 68.9 in 2016.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 4,939,000 39,000 (0.8%) 10,000 38.3 1.97 71 3,198,000 (64.8%)
2025 5,115,000 33,000 (0.7%) 10,000 39.6 1.96 74 3,394,000 (66.4%)
2030 5,268,000 30,000 (0.6%) 10,000 40.8 1.95 76 3,584,000 (68.0%)
2035 5,419,000 31,000 (0.6%) 10,000 41.7 1.95 78 3,780,000 (69.7%)
2040 5,577,000 32,000 (0.6%) 10,000 42.4 1.94 80 3,984,000 (71.4%)
2045 5,726,000 28,000 (0.5%) 10,000 42.9 1.94 82 4,184,000 (73.1%)
2050 5,848,000 22,000 (0.4%) 10,000 43.3 1.93 84 4,365,000 (74.6%)

Total Ireland population should reach 4,939,000 by 2020 and should increase to 5,848,000 people by year 2050. The life expectancy at birth should reach 86.5 (85.2 years for male and 87.9 years for females). Population density will go up to 84.2 people per square kilometer.

Ireland demographics 2017

The population growth rate is 0.87% (41,905 residents, including 30,852 deaths). The demographics of Ireland constitutes of 2,447,000 women and 2,410,000 men, which means there are 985 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 27.7% of population (1,342,961) is 19 or younger, 58.1% of population (2,820,460) is between age 20 and 64 and 14.3% of population (694,065) is over 65.

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