Population and Labour Force Projections


Central Statistics Office (CSO)

Key information

The projected population for six combinations of fertility, mortality and migration assumptions (i.e. M1F1, M1F2, M1F3, M2F1, M2F2 and M2F3) classified by sex, age and year. Also population structure and dependency ratios, projected births, deaths and net migration; projected labour force classified by sex, age group and female marital status.


The assumptions used for the projections were agreed by an Expert Group. The most up-to-date information available is used in preparing the projections. This includes the Census of Population, information on births, life tables and the results from the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS).


All persons.


Every 5 years

Reference period


Start date



Not applicable


  • Age
    Single year of age from 0 through 98 years; 99+ years.
  • Age (estimated and projected)
    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.
  • Age (dependency ratios)
    Young; Old.
  • Age (school going)
    Primary, 5-12 years; Secondary, 13-18 years.
  • Age (population)
    0-14 years, 15-64; 65+ years.
  • Age (labour force)
    5-19 years; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65+.
  • Region (NUTS3)
    Border; Greater Dublin Area (Dublin; Mid-East); Midland; Mid-West; South-East; South-West; West.
  • Region (modified NUTS2)
    Border, Midlands and West; Southern and Eastern (Greater Dublin Area; South and East remainder).


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