Ireland Population Density 1950-2022

Chart and table of Ireland population density from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Ireland in 2022 is 71.47 people per square kilometer, a 0.73% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of Ireland in 2021 was 70.95 people per square kilometer, a 0.82% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Ireland in 2020 was 70.38 people per square kilometer, a 1.02% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Ireland in 2019 was 69.66 people per square kilometer, a 1.27% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2022 Population Density
Macao 22,570.39
Singapore 8,311.11
Hong Kong 6,746.73
Gibraltar 3,264.90
Bahrain 1,887.48
Malta 1,666.52
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1,299.26
Barbados 654.97
Aruba 591.36
San Marino 561.00
South Korea 516.30
Monaco 486.77
Curacao 430.55
Netherlands 422.82
Israel 409.53
Belgium 381.79
Puerto Rico 366.67
Japan 327.94
Guam 318.10
Trinidad and Tobago 298.45
United Kingdom 277.12
Cayman Islands 260.25
Luxembourg 250.04
Liechtenstein 245.79
Kuwait 239.56
Qatar 234.56
Germany 233.15
Seychelles 232.87
Antigua and Barbuda 213.10
Switzerland 211.68
British Virgin Islands 208.70
Italy 195.92
Andorra 169.84
Isle of Man 148.28
Denmark 137.05
Cyprus 135.28
Poland 127.47
France 117.70
Portugal 111.37
Northern Mariana Islands 107.72
Hungary 107.14
Austria 106.58
Slovenia 103.51
UAE 95.71
Spain 94.00
Greece 78.70
French Polynesia 76.57
Ireland 71.47
Panama 58.53
Turks and Caicos Islands 48.11
Croatia 45.76
Lithuania 42.12
Palau 39.25
Faroe Islands 38.03
United States 34.41
Bahamas 29.54
Estonia 29.25
Latvia 28.66
Chile 25.91
Sweden 23.58
Uruguay 19.42
New Zealand 19.37
Saudi Arabia 16.94
Finland 16.37
Argentina 16.37
New Caledonia 15.61
Bermuda 14.96
Oman 14.79
Norway 8.69
Canada 3.89
Iceland 3.62
Australia 3.38
Greenland 0.14
Taiwan 0.00
Ireland - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2022 71.47 0.73%
2021 70.95 0.82%
2020 70.38 1.02%
2019 69.66 1.27%
2018 68.79 1.31%
2017 67.90 1.19%
2016 67.10 1.07%
2015 66.39 0.94%
2014 65.77 0.73%
2013 65.29 0.53%
2012 64.95 0.44%
2011 64.66 0.44%
2010 64.38 0.55%
2009 64.03 1.06%
2008 63.35 2.12%
2007 62.04 2.95%
2006 60.26 2.76%
2005 58.64 2.21%
2004 57.37 1.85%
2003 56.33 1.65%
2002 55.41 1.70%
2001 54.48 1.59%
2000 53.63 1.32%
1999 52.93 1.12%
1998 52.34 1.06%
1997 51.79 0.93%
1996 51.32 0.76%
1995 50.93 0.56%
1994 50.65 0.39%
1993 50.45 0.49%
1992 50.20 0.67%
1991 49.87 0.56%
1990 49.59 0.06%
1989 49.56 -0.42%
1988 49.77 -0.45%
1987 50.00 -0.06%
1986 50.02 0.28%
1985 49.88 0.43%
1984 49.67 0.52%
1983 49.42 0.63%
1982 49.11 0.77%
1981 48.73 0.99%
1980 48.26 1.18%
1979 47.69 1.40%
1978 47.03 1.56%
1977 46.31 1.53%
1976 45.61 1.51%
1975 44.93 1.54%
1974 44.25 1.57%
1973 43.57 1.59%
1972 42.89 1.50%
1971 42.25 1.08%
1970 41.80 0.70%
1969 41.51 0.60%
1968 41.26 0.59%
1967 41.02 0.55%
1966 40.79 0.51%
1965 40.59 0.53%
1964 40.37 0.47%
1963 40.18 0.39%
1962 40.03 0.22%
1961 39.94 -0.14%
1960 40.00 -0.44%
1959 40.17 -0.54%
1958 40.39 -0.55%
1957 40.61 -0.53%
1956 40.83 -0.58%
1955 41.07 -0.57%
1954 41.30 -0.49%
1953 41.51 -0.42%
1952 41.68 0.16%
1951 41.62 0.62%
1950 41.36 0.00%