For the first time in 171 years, Ireland's population has exceeded the five million threshold.
The Census 2022 has revealed that Ireland's population is now 5,149,139 people as of Sunday, April 3rd 2022.
The average age of the population increased from 37.4 in 2016 to 38.8 in 2022, compared with 36.1 in 2011.
The highest increase in population was seen in the over-70s at 26% while there was a 4% fall in the number of people aged 25 to 39.
There were 2,544,549 males and 2,604,590 females in the country – which is 98 males for every 100 females.
The number of people with dual Irish citizenship was 170,597 – a 63% increase from 2016.
Irish and dual-Irish citizens made up 84% of the population.
There was a drop from 87% to 83% in the proportion of people who reported their health was good or very good since 2016.
Approximately a third of all workers reported to work from home for at least some part of their week.
The proportion of the population who identified as Roman Catholic as their religion fell from 79% in 2016 to 69% in 2022.
More than 700,000 people indicated that they undertook voluntary work, and of those, nearly 300,000 people volunteered in a sporting organisation.
Almost 80% of households had a broadband internet connection in 2022 up from 71% in 2016.
Of the 1.8 million occupied private households counted during Census 2022, 348,443 (19%) completed the Time Capsule.
Central Statistics Office
Senior Statistician in the Census Division, Cormac Halpin, said the Census 2022 was met with an "overwhelmingly positive response from the public."
"We thank everyone who completed their census form on 03 April 2022. We would also like to thank everyone involved in the Census 2022 campaign culminating in today’s successful publication of the results.
“Today’s publication is the first in a series of reports on Census 2022. Throughout the rest of this year, the CSO will publish eight themed reports, exploring a range of topics including housing, homelessness, religion, disability, and carers in greater detail. Small Area Population Statistics (SAPS) will also be published in September.
The results will provide us with unique and valuable insights into Ireland that we live in today and will be widely used in the coming years.”