The total population in Ireland was estimated at 4.9 million people in 2019, according to the latest census figures and projections from Trading Economics.

Looking back, in the year of 1960, Ireland had a population of 2.8 million people. 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 - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on September of 2020. source: Eurostat

Population in Ireland is expected to reach 4.96 Million by the end of 2020, 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 2021 and 5.08 Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Ireland Population

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.90 4.83 4.90 2.82 1960 - 2019 Million Yearly

Ireland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.20 5.10 17.30 3.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2222.50 2372.20 2372.20 1567.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 118.70 114.40 356.20 69.90 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -18718.00 23691.00 36254.00 -32270.00 Persons [+]
Part Time Employment 407.00 483.20 490.10 268.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 1818.30 1880.10 1880.10 1299.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 58.90 62.70 66.70 58.90 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.30 1.60 9.80 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 17.50 17.00 32.00 6.20 percent [+]
Labour Costs 97.40 101.40 148.90 89.10 points [+]
Minimum Wages 10.10 9.80 10.10 5.58 EUR/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 890.53 941.88 941.88 37.03 EUR/Week [+]
Population 4.90 4.83 4.90 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 54706.00 70822.00 196988.00 20203.00 Persons [+]
Wage Growth 6.20 3.70 6.20 -2.90 percent [+]
Wages 819.13 801.83 819.13 676.58 EUR/Week [+]
Productivity 120.60 114.40 120.60 46.70 points [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 25.57 24.81 25.57 20.52 EUR [+]
Average Weekly Hours 32.00 32.30 32.80 30.90 [+]
Employment Change -6.10 0.00 2.50 -6.10 percent [+]
Employment Rate 65.70 69.80 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.