Census 2022: Tipperary population increases by over 10,000
The population of Louth has grown by over 10,000 people according to preliminary results from Census 2022, released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) today.
Louth has seen its population grow from the 159,553 recorded in Census 2016, to 167,690 according to this year's census, an increase of 8,137 people or 5.1%.
Nationally, the preliminary population of the Republic of Ireland on Sunday 3 April 2022 was 5,123,536 persons. The CSO says that this is is the first time that a census has recorded a population of over five million people in over 170 years. The population increased by 361,671 persons, or 8%, since April 2016.
The census population figures in the report released by the CSO today, relate to the de facto population meaning persons who were present in the State on the night of Sunday, April 3rd 2022. The de facto population includes persons who do not usually live in the State but were in the State on Census Night.
It excludes persons who do usually live in the State but who were temporarily absent outside of the State on Census Night. Persons who were present in the State were enumerated and are reported at the location where they spent Census Night. This may not have been the location where they usually live.
The data relating to the components of population change uses provisional births and deaths data for the first quarter of 2022. This data is subject to change and will be finalised and published by CSO later in 2022.
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