Irish population at post famine record levels due to baby boom
July 1st 2011
Ireland’s population is now at record levels since the Famine and the country now boasts the highest birth rate in the European Union.
Preliminary results from the 2011 Census record an Irish population of 4,581,269 up 341,421 from the last count five years ago.
The 2006 Census returned an Irish population of 4.2 million people, the first time the figure had risen above the 4 million mark since 1871.
The 2011 Census was conducted in April and initial figures suggest that the Irish population has grown by 8.1 per cent over the last five years 100,000 more than predicted by the country’s Central Statistics Office.
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