Non-Irish Nationals living in Ireland


Central Statistics Office (CSO)

Key information

Non-Irish nationals living in Ireland by country of origin, geographic distribution, housing characteristics, demographic characteristics, living arrangements, education and economic characteristics. A second part of the report presents a more in-depth profile of the ten largest nationality groups.

A Methods and Quality Report is available for this statistic.


Census of Population.


While the census is conducted on a de-facto basis (all persons present in the country on census night were enumerated), this report deals only with persons who were resident in Ireland at the time. Overseas visitors are excluded from the analysis.


Every 5 years

Reference period

A night in April of the relevant census year

Start date



About 26 months after the date of the census


  • Nationality
    Irish; United Kingdom; EU 15 (excluding Ireland and UK); EU15 to EU25 Accession States; Rest of World.
  • Nationality
    UK; Poland; Lithuania; Nigeria; Latvia; US; China; Germany; Philippines; France.
  • Household composition
    One person; Couple; Couple with children; Lone parents with children; Couple with other persons; Couple with children and other persons; Two or more family units; Non-family households.
  • Economic status
    Working for payment or profit; Looking for first regular job; Unemployed; Student or pupil; Looking after home/family; Retired; Unable to work (permanently sick or disabled); Other.
  • Economic sector
    Agriculture, forestry and fishing; Mining, quarrying and turf production; Manufacturing industries; Electricity, gas and water supply; Construction; Wholesale and retail trade; Hotels and restaurants; Transport, storage and communications; Financial intermediation; Business services; Public administration; Education; Health and social work; Other services; Not stated.
  • Socio-economic groups
    Employers and managers; Higher professional; Lower professional; Non-manual; Manual skilled; Semi-skilled; Unskilled; Own account, agricultural workers and farmers; Others.
  • Age
    0-4 years; 5-9; 10-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80-84; 85+ years.
  • Marital status
    Single (never married); Married (first marriage); Remarried (following widowhood); Remarried (following divorce); Separated (including deserted); Divorced; Widowed.
  • Education level
    Primary education; Lower secondary; Leaving certificate; Technical vocational; Non-degree; Primary degree, or equivalent; Postgraduate certificate or diploma; Postgraduate qualification; Not stated.
  • Religion
    Roman Catholic; Church of Ireland; Other Christian religion; Presbyterian; Methodist; Muslim (Islamic); Apostolic or Pentecostal; Orthodox; Lutheran; Jehovah's Witness; Protestant; Buddhist; Evangelical; Baptist; Jewish; Pantheist; Other; No religion; Not stated.


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