The total population in Ireland was estimated at 4.8 million people in 2018, according to the latest census figures. Looking back, in the year of 1960, Ireland had a population of 2.8 million people.

Population in Ireland is expected to be 4.90 Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Ireland Population is projected to trend around 5.02 Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.50 4.50 17.30 3.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2316.10 2272.20 2316.10 1567.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 114.40 128.80 356.20 69.90 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change 7241.00 -3251.00 36254.00 -32270.00 Persons [+]
Part Time Employment 475.00 463.30 489.00 268.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 1844.10 1817.30 1844.10 1299.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.50 62.30 66.70 59.80 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.70 2.10 9.80 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.10 10.00 31.60 6.30 percent [+]
Labour Costs 80.20 74.20 119.10 71.10 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 9.80 9.55 9.80 5.58 EUR/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 910.39 881.55 910.39 37.03 EUR/Week [+]
Population 4.84 4.78 4.84 2.82 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 65.00 [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 37585.00 33224.00 196988.00 20203.00 Persons [+]
Productivity 139.10 147.10 147.10 57.80 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 3.40 3.50 3.50 -2.90 percent [+]
Wages 769.98 757.21 769.98 676.58 EUR/Week [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 23.93 23.33 23.93 20.52 EUR [+]
Average Weekly Hours 32.20 32.50 32.80 30.90 [+]
Employment Change 0.60 0.40 2.50 -3.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 69.30 69.10 72.50 59.30 percent [+]


Ireland Population

The population of Ireland represents 0.07 percent of the world´s total population which arguably means that one person in every 1553 people on the planet is a resident of Ireland. This page provides the latest reported value for - Ireland Population - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Ireland Population - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.84 4.78 4.84 2.82 1960 - 2018 Million Yearly




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