List of Irish counties by population

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County Kerry County Antrim County Londonderry County Down County Armagh County Louth County Tyrone County Wexford County Dublin County Wicklow County Monaghan County Donegal County Fermanagh County Waterford County Cork County Limerick County Clare County Carlow County Kilkenny County Laois County Tipperary County Meath County Kildare County Cavan County Leitrim County Sligo County Roscommon County Galway County Longford County Westmeath County Offaly County Mayo County MayoA map of Ireland showing traditional county borders and names with Northern Ireland counties colored tan, all other counties colored green
The 32 traditional counties of Ireland

This is a list of counties of Ireland ordered by population. Counties in the Republic of Ireland are shown in normal type, while those in Northern Ireland are listed in italic type. Non-traditional administrative counties are indicated by a cream-coloured background.

For a more detailed analysis of current and historical Irish populations in the Republic of Ireland, see Irish population analysis. The population of the six counties of Northern Ireland as of 2011 is 1,810,863[1] which would mean a total population on the island of Ireland as of 2016 of approximately 6,568,839

Data source/age (as-of July 2016):

  • Taken from latest Census Data for Northern Ireland[not in citation given] and the Republic of Ireland.[2]
  • Population data for counties in the Republic of Ireland is based on preliminary data from census 2016.
  • Population data for counties in Northern Ireland is based on census 2011.
  • The previous census for the Republic of Ireland was taken in 2011, the previous census for Northern Ireland was taken in 2001.
  • Density: Based on census 2016[3]
Rank County Population Density (/ km²) Province Change since
previous census
1 Dublin 1,345,402 1,459.2 Leinster 5.7%
2 Antrim 618,108 202.9 Ulster 1.8%
3 Cork 542,196 72.3 Munster 4.5%
4 Down 531,665 215.6 Ulster 8.7%
- Fingal 296,214 651.6 Leinster 8.1%
- South Dublin 278,749 1,251.5 Leinster 5.1%
5 Galway 258,552 42.0 Connacht 3.2%
6 Londonderry 247,132 119.1 Ulster 4.8%
7 Kildare 222,130 131.0 Leinster 5.6%
- Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown 217,274 1,706.7 Leinster 5.3%
8 Limerick 195,175 70.8 Munster 1.8%
9 Meath 194,942 83.2 Leinster 5.9%
10 Tyrone 179,000 54.5 Ulster 8.4%
11 Armagh 174,792 131.8 Ulster 7.3%
12 Tipperary 160,441 37.2 Munster 1.1%
13 Donegal 158,755 32.6 Ulster -1.5%
14 Wexford 149,605 63.2 Leinster 2.9%
15 Kerry 147,554 30.7 Munster 1.4%
16 Wicklow 142,332 70.2 Leinster 4.2%
17 Mayo 130,425 23.3 Connacht -0.2%
18 Louth 128,375 155.4 Leinster 4.5%
19 Clare 118,627 34.4 Munster 1.2%
20 Waterford 116,401 62.7 Munster 2.3%
21 Kilkenny 99,118 47.8 Leinster 3.9%
22 Westmeath 88,396 48.0 Leinster 2.6%
23 Laois 84,732 49.3 Leinster 5.2%
24 Offaly 78,003 38.9 Leinster 1.7%
25 Cavan 76,092 39.3 Ulster 4.0%
26 Sligo 65,357 35.5 Connacht -0.1%
27 Roscommon 64,436 25.3 Connacht 0.6%
28 Fermanagh 61,170 36.1 Ulster 6.3%
29 Monaghan 61,273 47.3 Ulster 1.3%
30 Carlow 56,875 63.4 Leinster 4.1%
31 Longford 40,810 37.4 Leinster 4.6%
32 Leitrim 31,972 20.1 Connacht 0.5%
Average 205,276
Total Ireland 6,568,839 77.8

See also

Notes

  1. The populations of Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford cities have been added to their respective traditional counties. For a list of these cities by population see, List of towns in the Republic of Ireland by population. For more information on city status, see City status in Ireland.

References

  1. ^ [1] NISRA Key Report, 2011
  2. ^ [2] Central Statistics Office figures
  3. ^ [3] Census 2016