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Ireland: Administrative Division

Contents: Provinces and Counties

The population of all provinces and counties of the Republic of Ireland by census years.

The Details icon links to further information about a selected division including its population structure (gender, age groups, age distribution, nationality, country of birth, ethnic group, religion, irish language (a3+), marital status).

NameStatusPopulation
Census
1981-04-05
Population
Census
1986-04-13
Population
Census
1991-04-21
Population
Census
1996-04-28
Population
Census
2002-04-28
Population
Census
2006-04-23
Population
Census
2011-04-10
Population
Census
2016-04-24
ConnachtProvince424,410431,409423,031433,231464,296504,121542,547550,688
GalwayCounty...131,448129,511131,613143,245159,256175,124179,390
Galway CityCity...47,10450,85357,24165,83272,41475,52978,668
LeitrimCounty27,60927,03525,30125,05725,79928,95031,79832,044
MayoCounty114,766115,184110,713111,524117,446123,839130,638130,507
RoscommonCounty54,54354,59251,89751,97553,77458,76864,06564,544
SligoCounty55,47456,04654,75655,82158,20060,89465,39365,535
LeinsterProvince1,790,5211,852,6491,860,9491,924,7022,105,5792,295,1232,504,8142,634,403
CarlowCounty39,82040,98840,94241,61646,01450,34954,61256,932
Dublin CityCity525,882502,749478,389481,854495,781506,211527,612554,554
Dún Laoghaire-RathdownCounty...180,675185,410189,999191,792194,038206,261218,018
FingalCounty...138,479152,766167,683196,413239,992273,991296,020
KildareCounty104,122116,247122,656134,992163,944186,335210,312222,504
KilkennyCounty70,80673,18673,63575,33680,33987,55895,41999,232
Laois (Laoighis)County51,17153,28452,31452,94558,77467,05980,55984,697
LongfordCounty31,14031,49630,29630,16631,06834,39139,00040,873
LouthCounty88,51491,81090,72492,166101,821111,267122,897128,884
MeathCounty95,419103,881105,370109,732134,005162,831184,135195,044
OffalyCounty58,31259,83558,49459,11763,66370,86876,68777,961
South DublinCounty...199,546208,739218,728238,835246,935265,205278,767
WestmeathCounty61,52363,37961,88063,31471,85879,34686,16488,770
WexfordCounty99,081102,552102,069104,371116,596131,749145,320149,722
WicklowCounty87,44994,54297,265102,683114,676126,194136,640142,425
MunsterProvince998,3151,020,5771,009,5331,033,9031,100,6141,173,3401,246,0881,280,020
ClareCounty87,56791,34490,91894,006103,277110,950117,196118,817
CorkCounty..................319,494333,213
Cork CityCity..................199,538209,655
KerryCounty122,770124,159121,894126,130132,527139,835145,502147,707
LimerickCity and County161,661164,569161,956165,042175,304184,055191,809194,899
TipperaryCounty135,261136,619132,772133,535140,131149,244158,754159,553
WaterfordCity and County88,59191,15191,62494,680101,546107,961113,795116,176
Ulster (part of)Province230,159236,008232,206234,251246,714267,264294,803296,754
CavanCounty53,85553,96552,79652,94456,54664,00373,18376,176
DonegalCounty125,112129,664128,117129,994137,575147,264161,137159,192
MonaghanCounty51,19252,37951,29351,31352,59355,99760,48361,386
Ireland (Éire)Republic3,443,4053,540,6433,525,7193,626,0873,917,2034,239,8484,588,2524,761,865

Source: Central Statistics Office, Ireland (web).

Explanation: The area of Cork City was significantly enlarged in 2019. The 2011 and 2016 population figures of Cork City and Cork County are computed by »City Population« using small census areas.