THE 8 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CENSUS 2016

first_imgThe Irish Independent has broken down Census 2016 to the 8 most important things you need to know.1. The PopulationThere are now 4,757,976 people in Ireland. 2. The Biggest Change in PopulationFingal in Dublin shows the highest change in population, with the number of people living there up 8pc compared the the last count five years ago.3. The Population in the CapitalThe population of Dublin has increased to 1,345,402.4. The Biggest Drop in PopulationIn Donegal the population in the county decreased by 1.5pc. The biggest drop across the country.5. The Population per TDThe population per TD across the country has increased to 30,114. There are 25 constituencies who now have more than the constitutional limit of 30,000. The CSO said that the results are preliminary and any change to the number of TDs will have to be based on the definitive results but it is likely there will be need for at least 1 new TD.6. The Number of Vacant Houses The number of vacant houses fell  by 13.6pc and the data shows that household formation has falling behind population growth over the last five years. Households are getting bigger in Fingal and Dublin bucking the trends of previous surveys. There are currently 259,562 vacant homes around the country.7. The Number of Holiday HomesThe data also shows that while holiday homes increased slightly the number of  vacant holiday homes in Dublin city centre increased to almost 1,000 (937).8. Finally – Net Migration Meanwhile it is estimated that net migration over the five years is -28,558. Based on annual population change the CSO said it may have been underestimating emigration in recent years.THE 8 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CENSUS 2016 was last modified: July 14th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:8 most important thingsCensus 2016Irish Independentlast_img

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