first_imgTHE population of Donegal is up 9.3% on five years ago, the preliminary results of April’s census reported today.The number of people living in the county on census night was 160,927, up from 147,260 on the previous census in 2006. When it comes to gender, there is almost an exact split in the current population – with 80,411 males and 80,516 females.The 9.3% rise in the population represents an extra 13,633 residents in the county.There are 12.1% more people in Donegal North East than five years ago (82,799) and 6.5% more people in Donegal South West (78,148).Nationally the preliminary total for the population enumerated on Census Night 10 April 2011 was 4,581,269 persons, compared with 4,239,848 persons in April 2006, an increase of 341,421 persons since 2006 or 8.1 per cent. This translates into an annual average increase of 68,284, or 1.6 per cent. Over the previous four-year inter-censal period between 2002 and 2006 the population increased by 322,645 persons or 2 per cent per annum, which equates to an annual average total of 80,661, which is the highest on record.Large areas of Donegal recorded that one in four homes were vacant.* Now you can go and make a cup of tea or do something useful, but if you love all things to do with statistics, you can read all of today’s reports by clicking on the links below:http://www.cso.ie/census/2011_preliminaryreport.htmPRELIMINARY CENSUS RESULTS: DONEGAL POPULATION UP 9.3% was last modified: June 30th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL CENSUS RESULTS 2011donegaldaily.comlast_img read more