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# census 2022

This year
As population breaks 5.1 million, only five Leinster counties grow in size, Census data shows
Balbriggan has one of the youngest populations in the state while Clonmel has one of the oldest
Census 2022: New stats show how much average rents have risen in the private sector since 2016
The number of owner-occupier properties also fell last year, according to the Census.
Census 2022: Number who identify as Catholic falls by 10 percentage points to 69%
There has also been an increase in the ‘No Religion’ category.
As of Sunday, 3 April, 2022, there were 5,149,139 people in the State.
Census 2022 also revealed that there has been a drop in the number of people who identify as Catholic.
The 'No religion' category also increased from 451,941 people in 2016 to 736,210 people in 2022.
Births continue to fall while death rate rises, new CSO statistics show
Northern Ireland Census records more Catholics than Protestants for the first time
Last year
Census 2022 at a glance: A rundown of Ireland's big count
The Central Statistics Office has released preliminary data about Ireland’s population and housing.
The next Dáil will have at least 11 extra TDs
The minimum number of TDs will be 171, with some believing it could rise to 178.
First early results from Census 2022 to be published this month
It’s the first new set of population-wide data since the last census in 2016.
If your Census form hasn't been collected yet, you've been asked to post it back
Returning Census forms by post is free of charge to the householder.
Apartment dwellers asked to help Census workers deliver forms to apartment blocks
The Central Statistics Office raised concerns that enumerators could not access gated communities and apartment blocks.
Census 2022 to take place in April after being delayed last year due to Covid-19
The last census was carried out on 24 April 2016.
All time
A question on gender identity won't be in Census 2022 - but may be in future ones
British citizens will be asked about their gender identity for the first time, the country’s national statistician said on Friday.