census 2022

Ten things to take away from Census 2022

Dramatic changes recorded in the realms of population size, religion and education

Census 2022 figures came out today. Picture: Sam Boal

The results for Census 2022 are out today.

Here are 10 things to take away from it:

Population size

Headline: Population grew, now exceeds 5 million for first time since the Famine

Ireland’s population has gone above 5 million people for the first time since the Great Famine, according to the CSO.

After decades of continuous decline since 1841, it is now 83 per cent higher than its low point in 1961 when the ...