Population of Ireland

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date23 Aug 2021

The current population of Ireland is 5,184,957 as of April 18, 2024, based on interpolation of the latest United Nations data. The population of Ireland is projected at 4,982,907 or 4.983 million as of July 1, 2021. The total population in Ireland is projected at 4,937,786 or 4.938 million people for the year 2020. Ireland ranks number 124th in the world by population in the list of 235 countries/territories. Ireland is ranked 26th among 48 countries in Europe.

Ireland's population peak will be 2071 with 5.73 mn people after Ireland's population will be decreased year by year. The Irelandn population is projected to reach 5.24 million in 2030 and increase further to 5.67 million in 2050 and 5.68 million by 2100. Ireland accounts for 0.063 percent of the world population. However, its global share declined by 0.111% in 1952 and is projected to decline at 0.052% by 2100.

Ireland was at 91st position globally in 1950, and its rank is projected to increase at 127th in 2100.

  • Population
  • Growth rate
  • Net change

Ireland population projections

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
20205,023,10934.4410.6860.063
20215,056,93533.2110.6570.063
20225,089,47831.8760.6260.063
20235,120,86730.9020.6030.063
20245,151,39930.1610.5850.062
20255,181,14329.3280.5660.062
20265,210,18828.7610.5520.062
20275,238,73928.3430.5410.062
20285,266,88127.9390.5300.062
20295,294,73627.7730.5250.061
20305,322,35527.4650.5160.061
20315,349,66327.150.5080.061
20325,376,68426.8920.5000.061
20335,403,35426.4470.4890.061
20345,429,69126.2290.4830.061
20355,455,79125.970.4760.061
20365,481,44125.3310.4620.060
20375,506,56724.920.4530.060
20385,531,18124.3090.4390.060
20395,555,16223.6520.4260.060
20405,578,39422.8110.4090.060
20415,600,73721.8760.3910.060
20425,622,14520.9410.3720.060
20435,642,43919.6460.3480.060
20445,661,52018.5150.3270.059
20455,679,40717.2590.3040.059
20465,695,97115.870.2790.059
20475,711,06514.3190.2510.059
20485,724,68612.9220.2260.059
20495,736,95811.6210.2030.059
20505,747,77510.0140.1740.059
20515,757,1308.6950.1510.059
20525,765,1647.3750.1280.058
20535,771,9556.2060.1080.058
20545,777,6305.1440.0890.058
20555,782,3034.2020.0730.058
20565,785,8612.9150.0500.058
20575,788,3712.1040.0360.058
20585,789,9721.0980.0190.058
20595,790,7210.40.0070.057
20605,790,807-0.228-0.0040.057
20615,790,212-0.962-0.0170.057
20625,789,038-1.386-0.0240.057
20635,787,445-1.8-0.0310.057
20645,785,419-2.251-0.0390.057
20655,782,984-2.62-0.0450.056
20665,780,333-2.682-0.0460.056
20675,777,597-2.79-0.0480.056
20685,774,754-2.896-0.0500.056
20695,772,056-2.5-0.0430.056
20705,769,649-2.315-0.0400.056
20715,767,581-1.82-0.0320.056
20725,765,837-1.668-0.0290.056
20735,764,344-1.318-0.0230.056
20745,763,247-0.876-0.0150.056
20755,762,393-0.832-0.0140.055
20765,761,846-0.261-0.0050.055
20775,761,685-0.061-0.0010.055
20785,761,9000.490.0090.055
20795,762,5740.8580.0150.055
20805,763,4800.9540.0170.055
20815,764,5041.0940.0190.055
20825,765,5621.0220.0180.055
20835,766,4570.7670.0130.055
20845,767,1420.6040.0100.055
20855,767,5070.1260.0020.055
20865,767,454-0.232-0.0040.055
20875,767,016-0.644-0.0110.055
20885,766,020-1.348-0.0230.055
20895,764,347-1.997-0.0350.055
20905,762,039-2.619-0.0450.055
20915,759,073-3.314-0.0580.055
20925,755,453-3.927-0.0680.055
20935,751,260-4.459-0.0780.055
20945,746,414-5.232-0.0910.055
20955,740,980-5.636-0.0980.055
20965,735,154-6.015-0.1050.055
20975,728,935-6.424-0.1120.055
20985,722,314-6.819-0.1190.055

Ireland population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
19502,906,59915.6550.5390.116
19512,924,70520.5560.7030.115
19522,929,379-11.208-0.3830.113
19532,917,037-13.475-0.4620.110
19542,902,780-15.041-0.5180.108
19552,886,368-17.782-0.6160.105
19562,869,649-15.655-0.5460.102
19572,854,323-14.998-0.5250.100
19582,838,758-16.132-0.5680.097
19592,823,465-14.453-0.5120.095
19602,811,067-10.344-0.3680.093
19612,807,0052.2190.0790.091
19622,813,0679.9060.3520.090
19632,824,08912.1380.4300.088
19642,837,43614.5560.5130.087
19652,852,40115.3740.5390.085
19662,867,00313.8310.4820.084
19672,882,74517.6530.6120.083
19682,899,64316.1420.5570.082
19692,917,18418.9390.6490.081
19702,937,63721.9690.7480.079
19712,969,39741.551.3990.079
19723,013,99847.6521.5810.078
19733,062,02348.3971.5810.078
19743,110,09947.7551.5360.078
19753,157,91947.8871.5160.078
19763,205,75347.7811.4910.077
19773,254,66250.0351.5370.077
19783,305,57151.7841.5670.077
19793,351,89840.871.2190.077
19803,391,38738.1081.1240.076
19813,424,82728.7730.8400.076
19823,451,21223.9960.6950.075
19833,472,90319.3860.5580.074
19843,490,93116.670.4780.073
19853,505,76913.0060.3710.072
19863,515,6696.7950.1930.071
19873,513,700-10.734-0.3050.070
19883,498,030-20.606-0.5890.068
19893,483,314-8.825-0.2530.067
19903,485,37412.9450.3710.066
19913,504,80525.9150.7390.065
19923,528,36721.210.6010.064
19933,545,70013.4560.3800.064
19943,559,39813.9390.3920.063
19953,579,48226.230.7330.062
19963,606,72828.2620.7840.062
19973,640,15038.5821.0600.062
19983,678,66738.4521.0450.061
19993,719,91244.0371.1840.061
20003,768,95054.0411.4340.061
20013,829,01866.0941.7260.061
20023,894,25864.3851.6530.062
20033,958,70564.511.6300.062
20044,031,95481.9892.0340.062
20054,121,21696.5332.3420.063
20064,234,806130.6493.0850.064
20074,359,834119.4062.7390.065
20084,452,39265.7111.4760.065
20094,499,79229.0890.6460.065
20104,524,58520.4960.4530.065
20114,544,50119.3360.4250.064
20124,564,55020.7620.4550.064
20134,588,83227.8020.6060.063
20144,622,16738.8690.8410.063
20154,665,76048.3161.0360.063
20164,715,78851.7391.0970.063
20174,771,85460.3931.2660.063
20184,834,50764.9141.3430.063
20194,896,01958.111.1870.063
20204,946,11942.090.8510.063
20214,986,52638.7240.7770.063