Population of Northern Ireland

Current Population of Northern Ireland

The most recent data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the current population of Northern Ireland is 1,896,000.

These population figures are for mid-2020. The population data was last updated on . The ONS will release the next set of population data for Northern Ireland in September 2022.

Northern Irish Population Statistics - Total Population of Northern Ireland by Year

Population statistics for Northern Ireland from 1971 to 2020 are shown in the table below. The data shows how the total population of Northern Ireland has increased from 1,540,400 to 1,896,000 in that time.

YearPopulation of Northern Ireland
19711,540,400
19721,539,000
19731,530,000
19741,526,900
19751,523,500
19761,523,500
19771,523,300
19781,523,200
19791,528,300
19801,532,800
19811,543,000
19821,544,500
19831,550,600
19841,557,300
19851,565,400
19861,573,500
19871,582,000
19881,585,400
19891,590,400
19901,595,600
19911,607,300
19921,623,300
19931,635,600
19941,643,700
19951,649,100
19961,661,800
19971,671,300
19981,677,800
19991,679,000
20001,682,900
20011,688,800
20021,697,500
20031,704,900
20041,714,000
20051,727,700
20061,743,100
20071,761,700
20081,779,200
20091,793,300
20101,804,800
20111,814,300
20121,823,600
20131,829,700
20141,840,500
20151,851,600
20161,862,100
20171,870,800
20181,881,600
20191,893,700
20201,896,000

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