The latest census numbers show that as of census night, which took place in April last year, 5,149,139 people lived in the state.
That’s an 8% increase from April 2016 numbers.
The summary results of the 2022 census also show that the median age of the population increased from 37.4 years in 2016 to 38.8 years in 2022, compared to 36.1 years in 2011, reports RTE.
The number of people with dual Irish citizenship was 170,597, a 63% increase since 2016.
Since 2016, the proportion of people who say their health is good or very good has fallen from 87% to 83%.
Around a third of all employees (747,961 people) worked at least part of their week away from home, reports RTE.
More than 700,000 people stated that they had volunteered, almost 300,000 of them volunteering in a sports organisation.
The population of Ireland increased by 8% (387,274 people) to 5,149,139 in the six years between April 2016 and April 2022.
The population aged over 70 saw the highest increase at 26%, while the number of 25 to 39 year olds fell by 4%.
84% of the population were Irish and held dual Irish citizenship, reports RTE.
The number of non-Irish nationals has increased since 2016 and now stands at 631,785, which is 12% of Ireland’s normal resident population.
The proportion of people reporting that their general health is very good or good fell from 87% to 83% between 2016 and 2022.
The number of households renting their home from a private landlord increased by 7% to 330,632 between April 2016 and April 2022.
Nearly 750,000 people, a third of workers, said they work at least part of their week away from home.
Almost 80% of households had broadband internet access in 2022, up from 71% in 2016 and 64% in 2011.
The number of people who reported having at least one long-term condition or difficulty was 407,342 (8% of the population).
Single people aged 15 and over made up 43% of the Irish population, compared to 41% in 2016, reports RTE.
In April 2022, 711,379 people said they regularly volunteer, reports RTE.
Most volunteers were involved in sports, followed by community, social/charity, religion and politics.
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