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IrelandIsFull: Non Irish people are now 12% of Ireland’s population

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Non-Irish citizens living in Ireland account for 12% of the total population, according to Census 2022.

The latest data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on diversity, immigration, ethnicity, Irish travelers and religion has been released today, reports RTE.

It shows that there were around 632,000 non-Irish citizens in Ireland at the time of the last census.

This is an increase of one percentage point compared to the 2016 census.

Almost half of them are EU citizens (313,000) and another 83,000 are British citizens.

However, the number of British citizens living in Ireland continues to decline – by around 20% in 2016.

In the year before the last census, the Central Statistics Office reported that more than 89,500 people moved to Ireland. people

This includes more than 22,000 Irish citizens, mostly from the UK, Australia and the US.

More than 10,000 people who immigrated to Ireland before the census were from India, another 5,000 from Brazil.

The Central Statistics Office reported that the number of citizens of European countries outside the European Union increased significantly by 131% to over 25,000, but this was mainly due to the Ukrainian crisis.

Census data shows that 77% of people, or about 3.9 million, describe their race or ancestry as “white Irish”, reports RTE.

The next largest ethnic group was “any other white race” (10%), followed by Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi (2%), and 1% Black or Black Irish.

Figures from the 2022 census show that the Irish Traveler population is smaller than the overall population.

Figures show there are around 33,000 Irish Travelers living in Ireland, an increase of 6%.

The average age of Irish travelers was 27, compared to 39 for the overall population, while only 5% of Irish travelers were over 65, compared to 15% of the overall population, reports RTE.

Children under the age of 15 make up over a third of Irish travellers, compared to 20% of the overall population.

The number of people living in Ireland who say they have “no religion” has increased by 63%.

The latest data released by the Central Statistics Office shows that in the last census conducted in 2022, more than 736,000 people, i.e. 14% of the population, did not profess a religion.

This represents a 63% increase over the last census in 2016.

The census also shows that the percentage of the population identifying as Catholic has fallen from 79% in 2016 to 69% in 2022.

The Central Statistical Office found that people aged 25 to 29 were less likely to be Catholic than other groups and were also the age group with the highest percentage of non-believers, reports RTE.

Differences in religion were found by citizenship: 70% of Polish citizens are Catholic, 41% of British citizens have no religion, and almost half of Indian citizens are Hindu.

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