Population boom: New figures show Ireland’s population will grow by 2 million by 2051 – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Population boom: New figures show Ireland’s population will grow by 2 million by 2051




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Ireland’s population could potentially grow by a further 2 million people by 2051 it has been revealed.

According latest figures by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ireland’s overall population is expected to grow by almost 2 million people if the current fertility and migration rates continue.

The statistics which were published today found that Ireland’s current high birth rate combined with a slower death rate will see the country’s population expand the country’s population to 6.7 million people from the current 4.74 million residents.

Although Ireland’s population is expected to surpass 5 million by 2030, the CSO the current trend will the country’s population continue to expand beyond that date.

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