Population of Ireland

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date23 Aug 2021

The current population of Ireland is 5,015,975 as of May 20, 2022, 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
20204,937,78655,2911.130.063
20214,982,90745,1210.910.063
20225,020,19937,2920.750.063
20235,051,62031,4210.630.063
20245,080,49928,8790.570.063
20255,109,28428,7850.570.062
20265,138,31029,0260.570.062
20275,166,74928,4390.550.062
20285,194,62227,8730.540.062
20295,221,74827,1260.520.062
20305,248,04126,2930.500.061
20315,273,63925,5980.490.061
20325,298,76825,1290.480.061
20335,323,52624,7580.470.061
20345,347,96724,4410.460.061
20355,372,13724,1700.450.060
20365,396,06523,9280.450.060
20375,419,75723,6920.440.060
20385,443,18323,4260.430.060
20395,466,31723,1340.430.060
20405,489,08822,7710.420.060
20415,511,47822,3900.410.060
20425,533,41421,9360.400.059
20435,554,77821,3640.390.059
20445,575,40820,6300.370.059
20455,595,13219,7240.350.059
20465,613,92018,7880.340.059
20475,631,69917,7790.320.059
20485,648,33416,6350.300.059
20495,663,67615,3420.270.058
20505,677,61513,9390.250.058
20515,690,09212,4770.220.058
20525,701,11111,0190.190.058
20535,710,6569,5450.170.058
20545,718,7378,0810.140.058
20555,725,3766,6390.120.057
20565,730,5925,2160.090.057
20575,734,4333,8410.070.057
20585,736,9942,5610.040.057
20595,738,3871,3930.020.057
20605,738,7363490.010.057
20615,738,108-628-0.010.056
20625,736,614-1,494-0.030.056
20635,734,381-2,233-0.040.056
20645,731,587-2,794-0.050.056
20655,728,362-3,225-0.060.056
20665,724,821-3,541-0.060.055
20675,721,071-3,750-0.070.055
20685,717,225-3,846-0.070.055
20695,713,447-3,778-0.070.055
20705,709,843-3,604-0.060.055
20715,706,500-3,343-0.060.054
20725,703,483-3,017-0.050.054
20735,700,866-2,617-0.050.054
20745,698,746-2,120-0.040.054
20755,697,179-1,567-0.030.054
20765,696,184-995-0.020.054
20775,695,762-422-0.010.054
20785,695,9051430.000.054
20795,696,5926870.010.053
20805,697,7841,1920.020.053
20815,699,4441,6600.030.053
20825,701,5142,0700.040.053
20835,703,8682,3540.040.053
20845,706,3492,4810.040.053
20855,708,8112,4620.040.053
20865,711,1902,3790.040.053
20875,713,4182,2280.040.053
20885,715,3261,9080.030.053
20895,716,7151,3890.020.053
20905,717,4317160.010.053
20915,717,415-160.000.053
20925,716,626-789-0.010.053
20935,715,076-1,550-0.030.053
20945,712,814-2,262-0.040.053
20955,709,857-2,957-0.050.053
20965,706,233-3,624-0.060.053
20975,701,950-4,283-0.080.052
20985,696,992-4,958-0.090.052
20995,691,341-5,651-0.100.052
21005,684,963-6,378-0.110.052

Ireland population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
19502,912,680--0.115
19512,912,608-720.000.113
19522,909,051-3,557-0.120.111
19532,901,318-7,733-0.270.108
19542,889,280-12,038-0.410.106
19552,873,415-15,865-0.550.104
19562,854,777-18,638-0.650.101
19572,835,057-19,720-0.690.099
19582,816,351-18,706-0.660.096
19592,801,091-15,260-0.540.094
19602,791,397-9,694-0.350.092
19612,788,531-2,866-0.100.090
19622,792,3743,8430.140.089
19632,801,1848,8100.320.087
19642,812,22411,0400.390.086
19652,823,65011,4260.410.085
19662,834,68211,0320.390.083
19672,846,34711,6650.410.082
19682,860,72714,3800.510.081
19692,880,76420,0370.700.079
19702,908,42127,6570.960.079
19712,944,08835,6671.230.078
19722,986,56642,4781.440.078
19733,034,31947,7531.600.077
19743,085,15650,8371.680.077
19753,137,17652,0201.690.077
19763,189,86552,6891.680.077
19773,242,76852,9031.660.077
19783,294,16151,3931.580.077
19793,342,00547,8441.450.076
19803,384,75642,7511.280.076
19813,422,01837,2621.100.075
19823,453,78631,7680.930.075
19833,479,45825,6720.740.074
19843,498,53019,0720.550.073
19853,510,97912,4490.360.072
19863,516,4225,4430.160.071
19873,515,828-594-0.020.070
19883,512,185-3,643-0.100.068
19893,509,519-2,666-0.080.067
19903,510,8851,3660.040.066
19913,517,7106,8250.190.065
19923,529,85312,1430.350.064
19933,546,93117,0780.480.064
19943,567,91220,9810.590.063
19953,592,18624,2740.680.063
19963,619,64127,4550.760.062
19973,651,09631,4550.870.062
19983,687,81936,7231.010.062
19993,731,46843,6491.180.062
20003,783,10351,6351.380.062
20013,842,24559,1421.560.062
20023,907,99865,7531.710.062
20033,980,07672,0781.840.062
20044,058,13078,0541.960.063
20054,141,22383,0932.050.063
20064,230,62389,4002.160.064
20074,324,64194,0182.220.064
20084,415,87291,2312.110.065
20094,494,57678,7041.780.065
20104,554,32159,7451.330.065
20114,591,10536,7840.810.065
20124,608,19817,0930.370.065
20134,615,4227,2240.160.064
20144,626,84411,4220.250.063
20154,652,42525,5810.550.063
20164,695,77943,3540.930.063
20174,753,27957,5001.220.063
20184,818,69065,4111.380.063
20194,882,49563,8051.320.063