The 2014 Population and Migration Estimates released by the Central Statistics Office show that emigration is estimated to have fallen to 81,9010 in the year to April 2014, a decrease of 8 per cent from 89,000 in the year to April 2013.
The number of immigrants coming to Ireland has increased year-on-year to 60,600 from 55,900.
Key figures from 2014 estimates:
- Net outward migration in the year to April 2014 has fallen to 21,400, a decrease of 11,700 compared with the previous twelve month period;
- Irish nationals continued to experience net outward migration but at a lower rate than the previous year, decreasing from -35,200 in the year April 2013 to -29,200 over the year to April 2014;
- Net inward migration among non-Irish nationals increased for a second year in a row from 2,100 to 7,900;
- Net migration among non-Irish nationals from outside the EU is estimated to be plus 11,200 (of which almost 20 per cent were Brazilian);
- Irish nationals remained the largest constituent group among emigrants, accounting for 40,700 or 49.7 per cent of the 81,900 people who emigrated;
- This release provides an analysis of emigration by economic status for the first time and shows that the majority of those emigrating were either at work or a student in the period prior to departing, with fewer than 1 in 5 being unemployed;The combined natural increase of the population together with negative net migration resulted in an overall increase in population of 16,500, bringing the population estimate to 4.61 million in April 2014.
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