The number of Irish residents born outside Ireland continues to increase and at the 2016 census there were 810,406 .
This was an an increase of 43,636 on the 2011 census figure.
In April 2016, persons born abroad made up 17.3 per cent of the population of Ireland .
The Census also found that 82,346 people moved to Ireland in the year to April 2016. Of these , 28,143
were Irish nationals returning from a move abroad.
The total population of Ireland at the 2016 Census was 4,761,865
The population of Ireland has increased by almost 1.9 million over the past 60 years, rising from 2,898,264 in
1956 to 4,761,865 in 2016.
These are the top 10 different nationalities living in Ireland at the 2016 census.
- Polish 122,515
- UK 103,113
- Lithuanian 36,552
- Romanian 29,186
- Latvian 19,933
- Brazilian 13,640
- Spanish 12,112
- Italian 11,732
- French 11,661
- German 11,531
In the five years to 2016 the population of Ireland increased by 173,600 . With a recorded natural increase of
196,100 over the period (births & deaths) , total net migration is estimated at -22,500 over the 5 years.