Population of Ireland 2017

Population

Current population of Ireland is 5,011,102 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Irishman(men), Irishwoman(women), Irish (collective plural)
adjective: Irish

Ethnic Groups

Irish 84.5%, other white 9.8%, Asian 1.9%, black 1.4%, mixed and other 0.9%, unspecified 1.6% (2011 est.)

Languages

English (official, the language generally used), Irish (Gaelic or Gaeilge) (official, spoken by approximately 38.7% of the population as a first or second languagein 2011; mainly spoken in areas along the western coast)

Religions

Roman Catholic 84.7%, Church of Ireland 2.7%, other Christian 2.7%, Muslim 1.1%, other 1.7%, unspecified 1.5%, none 5.7% (2011 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 21.46% (male 549,864/female 525,608)
15-24 years: 11.84% (male 301,114/female 292,055)
25-54 years: 43.2% (male 1,087,587/female 1,077,383)
55-64 years: 10.42% (male 261,650/female 260,737)
65 years and over: 13.07% (male 303,078/female 352,026) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 53.8
youth dependency ratio: 33.4
elderly dependency ratio: 20.3
potential support ratio: 4.9 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 36.4 years
male: 36.1 years
female: 36.8 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

1.2% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

14.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death Rate

6.6 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Net Migration Rate

4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

population distribution is weighted to the eastern side of the island, with the largest concentration being in and around Dublin; populations in the west are smalldue to mountainous land, poorer soil, lack of good transport routes, and fewer job opportunities

Urbanization

urban population: 63.8% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 1.45% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

DUBLIN (capital) 1.169 million (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.86 male(s)/female
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

30.7 years (2015 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

8 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 3.7 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.3 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 80.8 years
male: 78.5 years
female: 83.2 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.97 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Health Expenditures

7.8% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

2.79 physicians/1,000 population (2015)

Hospital Bed Density

2.9 beds/1,000 population (2011)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 97.9% of population
rural: 97.8% of population
total: 97.9% of population

unimproved
urban: 2.1% of population
rural: 2.2% of population
total: 2.1% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 89.1% of population
rural: 92.9% of population
total: 90.5% of population

unimproved
urban: 10.9% of population
rural: 7.1% of population
total: 9.5% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

0.2% (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

6,200 (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

NA

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

27% (2014)

Education Expenditures

5.3% of GDP (2013)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 19 years
male: 19 years
female: 19 years (2014)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 20.9%
male: 23.6%
female: 17.6% (2015 est.)