Written by Joe Pryce
Thursday, 11 May 2017 16:12


 The CSO has today published its latest figures, this time focusing on population distribution in Ireland.

According to the figures which are based on the Census of 2016, 37.3% of the population lived in rural areas in April 2016, putting almost two thirds of the population living in urban areas.

44% of the state’s total urban population lived in Dublin while 11% lived in Cork.

On a local level, the census found that in Co Tipperary, which has a total population of 159,553, the population make-up was different to national figures with 41.5% of Tipperary residents living in urban areas and 58.5% living in rural areas.

Clonmel was the most populous town in the county with 17,062 people.  Newport was the county’s fastest growing town, which experienced a 10.5% population growth between 2011 and 2016.