Ireland Urban Population 1960-2021

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Ireland urban population for 2019 was 3,133,123, a 1.9% increase from 2018.
  • Ireland urban population for 2018 was 3,074,684, a 1.61% increase from 2017.
  • Ireland urban population for 2017 was 3,026,107, a 1.43% increase from 2016.
  • Ireland urban population for 2016 was 2,983,355, a 1.46% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
United States 270,663,028
Japan 115,782,416
Germany 64,324,835
United Kingdom 55,908,316
France 54,123,364
Italy 42,651,966
South Korea 42,106,719
Argentina 41,339,571
Spain 37,927,409
Canada 30,628,482
Saudi Arabia 28,807,838
Poland 22,796,574
Australia 21,844,756
Chile 16,610,135
Netherlands 15,924,729
Belgium 11,259,082
Sweden 9,021,165
Greece 8,507,474
UAE 8,479,744
Israel 8,374,393
Czech Republic 7,887,156
Hong Kong 7,507,400
Hungary 6,999,582
Portugal 6,753,579
Switzerland 6,332,428
Singapore 5,703,569
Austria 5,194,416
Denmark 5,119,978
Finland 4,716,888
Norway 4,418,218
New Zealand 4,258,860
Oman 4,250,777
Kuwait 4,207,083
Uruguay 3,303,394
Ireland 3,133,123
Puerto Rico 2,988,531
Slovak Republic 2,930,419
Panama 2,890,084
Qatar 2,809,071
Croatia 2,328,318
Lithuania 1,891,013
Bahrain 1,467,109
Latvia 1,304,943
Slovenia 1,144,654
Estonia 916,024
Cyprus 800,708
Trinidad and Tobago 741,944
Macao 640,445
Luxembourg 565,488
Malta 475,902
Iceland 339,110
Brunei 337,711
Bahamas 323,784
New Caledonia 204,637
French Polynesia 172,870
Guam 158,693
Curacao 140,363
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 102,187
Barbados 89,431
Andorra 67,873
Cayman Islands 64,948
Bermuda 63,918
Seychelles 55,762
Channel Islands 53,281
Northern Mariana Islands 52,472
Greenland 48,945
Aruba 46,295
Isle of Man 44,605
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 40,733
Monaco 38,964
Turks and Caicos Islands 35,655
Gibraltar 33,701
San Marino 32,969
Antigua and Barbuda 23,800
Faroe Islands 20,554
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,272
Palau 14,491
British Virgin Islands 14,449
Liechtenstein 5,464
Ireland Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 3,133,123 63.41 1.88%
2018 3,074,684 63.17 1.59%
2017 3,026,107 62.95 1.42%
2016 2,983,355 62.74 1.45%
2015 2,940,510 62.54 1.26%
2014 2,903,635 62.34 1.05%
2013 2,873,286 62.14 0.85%
2012 2,849,043 61.94 0.75%
2011 2,827,835 61.74 0.76%
2010 2,806,411 61.54 0.87%
2009 2,782,090 61.34 1.34%
2008 2,744,952 61.14 2.37%
2007 2,680,715 60.94 3.22%
2006 2,595,694 60.74 3.13%
2005 2,515,791 60.48 2.63%
2004 2,450,379 60.20 2.29%
2003 2,394,915 59.93 2.09%
2002 2,345,367 59.65 2.11%
2001 2,296,510 59.40 2.00%
2000 2,250,951 59.16 1.75%
1999 2,211,944 58.91 1.55%
1998 2,178,016 58.66 1.46%
1997 2,146,414 58.42 1.42%
1996 2,116,049 58.17 1.18%
1995 2,091,287 57.95 0.89%
1994 2,072,766 57.73 0.77%
1993 2,056,779 57.51 0.88%
1992 2,038,731 57.29 1.07%
1991 2,017,094 57.07 0.83%
1990 2,000,470 56.93 0.30%
1989 1,994,394 56.80 -0.17%
1988 1,997,871 56.68 -0.21%
1987 2,002,008 56.55 0.23%
1986 1,997,341 56.43 0.32%
1985 1,991,056 56.28 0.44%
1984 1,982,219 56.12 0.91%
1983 1,964,356 55.96 1.00%
1982 1,944,867 55.79 1.23%
1981 1,921,042 55.63 1.71%
1980 1,888,405 55.33 1.77%
1979 1,855,360 54.99 1.95%
1978 1,819,520 54.66 2.04%
1977 1,782,727 54.32 1.98%
1976 1,747,737 53.98 2.14%
1975 1,710,683 53.63 2.28%
1974 1,672,099 53.29 2.30%
1973 1,634,072 52.95 2.25%
1972 1,597,717 52.61 2.14%
1971 1,563,915 52.27 3.09%
1970 1,516,360 51.28 3.13%
1969 1,469,698 50.12 2.92%
1968 1,427,337 48.96 2.85%
1967 1,387,226 47.80 2.92%
1966 1,347,250 46.64 1.27%
1965 1,330,262 46.23 0.83%
1964 1,319,272 46.02 0.94%
1963 1,306,885 45.81 1.04%
1962 1,293,324 45.60 0.87%
1961 1,282,080 45.39 0.31%
1960 1,278,075 45.18 %