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Latest Population and Migration Estimates show number of non-Irish coming to Ireland increases slightly while number of Irish emigrating also grows

Date Published: 29-08-2013

The 2013 Population and Migration Estimates released by the Central Statistics Office show that emigration is estimated to have reached 89,000 in the year to April 2013, an increase of 2.2 per cent from 87,100 in the year to April 2012.

The number of immigrants coming to Ireland has also increased slightly year-on-year to 55,900 from 52,700.

Key figures for 2013 estimates:

  • Total net outward migration remained broadly constant in the year to April 2013 compared with the previous twelve month period (-33,100 and -34,400 respectively);
  • Net outward migration among Irish nationals continued to increase from -25,900 in the year April 2012 to -35,200 over the year to April 2013;
  • Net outward migration of non-Irish nationals changed from -8,400 to net inward migration of 2,100;
  • Irish nationals were the largest constituent group among emigrants, accounting for 50,900 or 57.2% of the 89,000 people who emigrated;
  • The combined natural increase of the population together with negative net migration resulted in a relatively small increase in the overall population of 7,700, bringing the population estimate to 4,593,100 in April 2013.

For more information:

See Population and Migration Statistics

See 2013 CSO release on Population and Migration Estimates

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