Ireland Population Density 1950-2021

Chart and table of Ireland population density from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Ireland in 2021 is 70.90 people per square kilometer, a 0.91% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Ireland in 2020 was 70.26 people per square kilometer, a 1.13% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Ireland in 2019 was 69.47 people per square kilometer, a 1.32% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of Ireland in 2018 was 68.56 people per square kilometer, a 1.38% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2021 Population Density
Macao 21,657.70
Monaco 19,755.50
Singapore 8,201.23
Hong Kong 6,804.33
Gibraltar 3,369.80
Bahrain 2,247.17
Malta 1,383.70
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1,276.82
Channel Islands 885.08
Barbados 669.10
Aruba 595.58
San Marino 566.95
South Korea 511.32
Netherlands 413.41
Israel 398.27
Belgium 381.01
Curacao 371.17
Japan 333.49
Puerto Rico 318.86
Guam 315.15
United Kingdom 279.98
Trinidad and Tobago 273.56
Cayman Islands 255.76
Qatar 252.41
Luxembourg 245.10
Kuwait 242.90
Liechtenstein 239.06
Germany 234.63
Antigua and Barbuda 224.39
Seychelles 215.02
Switzerland 211.08
British Virgin Islands 202.81
Italy 200.33
Andorra 164.59
Isle of Man 149.84
Denmark 135.44
Cyprus 131.41
Northern Mariana Islands 125.91
Poland 120.88
UAE 119.51
France 119.15
Portugal 110.25
Austria 107.81
Hungary 103.56
Slovenia 100.54
Spain 92.39
Greece 78.59
Croatia 72.13
Ireland 70.90
French Polynesia 70.63
Panama 58.10
Turks and Caicos Islands 41.30
Lithuania 41.20
Palau 39.50
Faroe Islands 35.14
United States 33.86
Estonia 29.23
Latvia 28.95
Bahamas 28.60
Chile 25.39
Sweden 22.71
Uruguay 19.78
New Zealand 18.16
Oman 16.88
Saudi Arabia 16.44
Argentina 16.40
Finland 16.39
New Caledonia 15.51
Bermuda 14.47
Norway 8.74
Canada 3.81
Iceland 3.33
Australia 3.33
Greenland 0.14
Taiwan 0.00
Ireland - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2021 70.90 0.91%
2020 70.26 1.13%
2019 69.47 1.32%
2018 68.56 1.38%
2017 67.63 1.22%
2016 66.82 0.93%
2015 66.20 0.55%
2014 65.83 0.25%
2013 65.67 0.16%
2012 65.57 0.37%
2011 65.33 0.81%
2010 64.80 1.33%
2009 63.95 1.78%
2008 62.83 2.11%
2007 61.53 2.22%
2006 60.20 2.16%
2005 58.92 2.05%
2004 57.74 1.96%
2003 56.63 1.84%
2002 55.61 1.71%
2001 54.67 1.56%
2000 53.83 1.38%
1999 53.09 1.18%
1998 52.47 1.01%
1997 51.95 0.87%
1996 51.50 0.76%
1995 51.11 0.68%
1994 50.77 0.59%
1993 50.47 0.48%
1992 50.23 0.35%
1991 50.05 0.19%
1990 49.96 0.04%
1989 49.94 -0.08%
1988 49.97 -0.10%
1987 50.03 -0.02%
1986 50.03 0.16%
1985 49.96 0.36%
1984 49.78 0.55%
1983 49.51 0.74%
1982 49.14 0.93%
1981 48.69 1.10%
1980 48.16 1.28%
1979 47.55 1.45%
1978 46.87 1.58%
1977 46.14 1.66%
1976 45.39 1.68%
1975 44.64 1.69%
1974 43.90 1.68%
1973 43.17 1.60%
1972 42.50 1.44%
1971 41.89 1.23%
1970 41.38 0.96%
1969 40.99 0.70%
1968 40.70 0.51%
1967 40.50 0.41%
1966 40.33 0.39%
1965 40.18 0.41%
1964 40.01 0.39%
1963 39.86 0.32%
1962 39.73 0.14%
1961 39.68 -0.10%
1960 39.72 -0.35%
1959 39.86 -0.54%
1958 40.07 -0.66%
1957 40.34 -0.69%
1956 40.62 -0.65%
1955 40.89 -0.55%
1954 41.11 -0.41%
1953 41.28 -0.27%
1952 41.39 -0.12%
1951 41.44 0.00%
1950 41.44 0.00%