The Population of Northern Ireland

Theme Overview

There are around 1.84 million people living in Northern Ireland see population clock.

In 2012 25,300 babies were born and 14,800 people died. Over the last decade the fastest growing local area was Dungannon.


More information

Statistics on the population comes from two main sources:
1. The Registrar General's Annual Report which gives an annual overview.
2. The 2011 Census which gives a detailed ten-yearly breakdown.

Other key publications

Annual Population Estimates
Latest NI Birth Statistics
Latest NI Death Statistics
Latest NI Migration Statistics
Detailed small area statistics can be obtained from the Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information Service website.

All publications on this theme can be found here.

Interactive content on the Population can be found here.