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Preliminary Census Figures Show Population Increase In Wicklow

The population in Wicklow has increased by 13,000 in the past six years.

The population of the state is now the highest it has been since pre famine times.

There are now 5.12 million people here.

The population here has grown by 8%, and every county saw a population increase.

The population of Dublin grew by over 103,000. While Longford saw the largest increase in population in the country, growing by 14%.

In Leinster, 10 of the 12 counties showed a higher percentage increase than the national average of 8%; there are now almost 225,000 more people living in the province than six years ago.

Meanwhile there was also an increase in housing , although the increase in housing does not match the increase in population.

The population grew by just over 361,000. While the housing stock grew by just over 120,000.
 

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