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List of Irish counties by population

County KerryCounty AntrimCounty LondonderryCounty DownCounty ArmaghCounty LouthCounty TyroneCounty WexfordCounty DublinCounty WicklowCounty MonaghanCounty DonegalCounty FermanaghCounty WaterfordCounty CorkCounty LimerickCounty ClareCounty CarlowCounty KilkennyCounty LaoisCounty TipperaryCounty MeathCounty KildareCounty CavanCounty LeitrimCounty SligoCounty RoscommonCounty GalwayCounty LongfordCounty WestmeathCounty OffalyCounty MayoCounty 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[failed verification] 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 Administrative county Population Density (/ km²) Traditional province Change since
previous census
1 Dublin 1,347,359 1,459.2 Leinster 5.7%
2 Antrim 618,108 202.9 Ulster 1.8%
3 Cork 542,868 72.3 Munster 4.5%
4 Down 531,665 215.6 Ulster 8.7%
- Fingal 296,020 651.6 Leinster 8.1%
- South Dublin 278,767 1,251.5 Leinster 5.1%
5 Galway 258,058 42.0 Connacht 3.2%
6 Londonderry 247,132 119.1 Ulster 4.8%
7 Kildare 222,504 131.0 Leinster 5.6%
- Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown 218,018 1,706.7 Leinster 5.3%
8 Meath 195,044 83.2 Leinster 5.9%
9 Limerick 194,899 70.8 Munster 1.8%
10 Tyrone 179,000 54.5 Ulster 8.4%
11 Armagh 174,792 131.8 Ulster 7.3%
12 Tipperary 159,553 37.2 Munster 1.1%
13 Donegal 159,192 32.6 Ulster -1.5%
14 Wexford 149,722 63.2 Leinster 2.9%
15 Kerry 147,707 30.7 Munster 1.4%
16 Wicklow 142,425 70.2 Leinster 4.2%
17 Mayo 130,507 23.3 Connacht -0.2%
18 Louth 128,884 155.4 Leinster 4.5%
19 Clare 118,817 34.4 Munster 1.2%
20 Waterford 116,176 62.7 Munster 2.3%
21 Kilkenny 99,232 47.8 Leinster 3.9%
22 Westmeath 88,770 48.2 Leinster 2.9%
23 Laois 84,697 49.3 Leinster 5.2%
24 Offaly 77,961 38.9 Leinster 1.7%
25 Cavan 76,176 39.3 Ulster 4.0%
26 Sligo 65,535 35.5 Connacht -0.1%
27 Roscommon 64,544 25.3 Connacht 0.6%
28 Monaghan 61,386 47.3 Ulster 1.3%
29 Fermanagh 61,170 36.1 Ulster 6.3%
30 Carlow 56,932 63.4 Leinster 4.1%
31 Longford 40,873 37.4 Leinster 4.6%
32 Leitrim 32,044 20.1 Connacht 0.5%
Average 205,429
Total Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland combined 6,573,732 77.9

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. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-12-24. Retrieved 2014-12-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) NISRA Key Report, 2011
  2. ^ [1] Central Statistics Office figures
  3. ^ [2] Census 2016