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Ireland Population and Housing Census 2016


General Info
Ireland (IRL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
04/2016 - 05/2016
Data type
  • De facto
  • Household
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative

The 2016 Census of Population and Housing in Ireland was conducted by the Central Statistics Office on April 24, 2016 via the delivery and collection of self-administered questionnaires by census enumerators. The questionnaire covered a variety of demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, and included questions on disability and chronic illness.

The total population of Ireland in 2016 was enumerated at 4,761,865, a 3.8% increase since 2011.