Tuesday September 22, 2020

Census 2011: pre-schoolers up, young adults down

Ireland’s population is greying despite a boom in the number of pre-school children. The number of young adults in the country is shrinking, Census 2011 showed.

24th May, 2012
The new data showed that the number of young adults aged 19-24 has decreased by 12 per cent.

Ireland’s population is getting older on average but the number of pre-school children aged 0-4 increased by 17.9 per cent in the past five years taking it to 356,329 in April 2011, according to the latest Census 2011 results released by the Central Statistics Office.

The new data showed that the number of young adults aged 19-24 has decreased by 12 per cent, the only age group to show a fall in numbers. The latest figures ,...

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