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Longford records highest population growth nationwide in census 2022

Jun 23, 2022 13:06 By Shannonside News
Longford records highest population growth nationwide in census 2022 Longford records highest population growth nationwide in census 2022
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The county saw population levels increase by 14 percent.

Longford has recorded the highest jump in population nationwide over the last 6 years according to new data released from Census 2022.

The Central Statistics Office has today begun to release to first figures from April's country wide census.

The population of the Republic of Ireland is now the highest it has been since pre-Famine times, with 5.1 million people living in the country.

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When compared to 2016, Longford has seen the country's largest increase in population with over 46,600 people living in the county, a jump of 14 per cent of 2016's figure of 40,800.

Housing stock in the county also increased by almost 4 percent to 19,292 residential units, while vacancy rates dropped by 17 percent.

Leitrim saw the next largest change, with an extra 3,000 people living in the county, bringing its current population to 35,087.

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Vacancy rates in the county are down 19 percent while, housing stick has increased by just 3 percent in the last 6 years.

Almost 70,000 people are living in Roscommon according to Census 2022, an increase of 8 and a half percent on 2016.

Roscommon has seen a large drop in vacancy rates with 4,326 properties recorded compared to 5,323 6 years previous.

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While housing stock increased by approximately 1,000 units.

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