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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
CorkCounty266,121279,464283,116293,323324,767361,877399,802417,211
Cork CityCity136,344133,271127,253127,187123,062119,418119,230125,657
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).